The United States Stands Isolated at a Meeting of its Friends

Cracks in the United States’ relationships with some of its closest friends and allies were on full display at a meeting of the world’s largest economies in Canada this week.

The fissures have been caused by US President Donald J. Trump’s America First approach that has led to the US withdrawal from two multilateral agreements—the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement—and imposition of metal tariffs on the European Union (EU), Mexico, and Canada on the pretext of protecting US national security.

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