President Trump is met and escorted from Marine One on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

President Trump is met and escorted from Marine One on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Long before the current pandemic, Richard Haass has been thinking and writing about the future of international relations. What does it mean that America’s global leadership is waning? Which countries will fill the void and how? And is the international community capable of solving major global problems?

These are questions Haass seeks to help readers understand in his new book “The World: A Brief Introduction.” And, he believes, that coronavirus will accelerate the global trends already underway.

Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Diane spoke with him Monday afternoon.


  • Amb. Richard Haass President, the Council on Foreign Relations


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