America’s role in the world is steadily shrinking-and that’s nothing to celebrate.
For this week’s Newsweek cover story, “The Puny Superpower,” James P. Rubin says the diplomatic debacle over Syria reflects a profound transformation that appears to be taking place in American foreign policy. It’s a transformation that he fears we will regret. 
How do you think President Obama handled the Syria crisis this past week? Is America’s foreign influence waning?

America’s role in the world is steadily shrinking-and that’s nothing to celebrate.

For this week’s Newsweek cover story, “The Puny Superpower,” James P. Rubin says the diplomatic debacle over Syria reflects a profound transformation that appears to be taking place in American foreign policy. It’s a transformation that he fears we will regret. 

How do you think President Obama handled the Syria crisis this past week? Is America’s foreign influence waning?