Marc Grossman
Ambassador Marc Grossman is a vice-chairman of The Cohen Group. A US Foreign Service Officer for 29 years, he retired in 2005 as undersecretary of state for political affairs. The ambassador was the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2011-2012, and a Kissinger Senior Fellow at Yale in 2013. The author wishes to thank Kate Fernandez, Tom West, Teddy Wessel, and Dave Rank for their support producing this essay. Reprinted with permission from YaleGlobal Online

While Donald Trump and other populists attack international institutions, his opponents fall back on vague phrases like ‘rules-based’. Supporters of these institutions need to show how they improve the lives of citizens and explain them in clear language.

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