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President Donald Trump's decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement is yet another manifestation – alongside the budget submitted to Congress and the president's speech at NATO headquarters in Brussels – of how he continues to see U.S. interests as narrowly economic, and U.S. influence as exerted solely through hard power.


O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How Trump Is Surrendering America's Soft Power." Bloomberg View, June 2, 2017.