Fading US Influence
It can no longer be denied that US relevance in global affairs is fading. That is, as long as you leave bombs and threats out of the picture.
Of course, the US makes certain that bombs and economic threats are ALWAYS in the picture. However, even that is having a decreasing effect as other options are available.
Most recently and evident is the US withdrawing from the JCPOA. Also called the P5+1. Why P5+1? Because the signatories to that agreement include the 5 permanent members of the UNSC (US, UK, Russia, China and France) plus Germany. Kind of strange that Iran is…