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From the article:

“In 1848, republican revolts against European monarchies ended in failure and repression. The year was said to be a turning point at which history failed to turn.

Almost certainly 2018 will mark a similar turning point. The year saw Donald Trump’s protectionism, Chinese expansionism, a reborn nationalism in India and Japan, Iranian empire-building, and Russian opportunism all combine to undermine the international cooperation that has sustained the 70-year-old postwar global order.

Among the casualties have been agreements on climate change, nuclear weapons and trade, as the world suddenly appears divided and leaderless.”

Read the full article by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Education Commission Chair Gordon Brown at The New York Times