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US Paris accord exit is historic retreat from rules-based order

President Trump marks pullback from a postwar system his country helped create

| China

Is the U.S. becoming a rogue power? An exaggeration, yes. But not an absurd question.

President Donald Trump's exit from the Paris climate accord illuminated how his "America first" foreign policy is fostering seismic geopolitical shifts: ceding American leadership, an erosion of the open, rules-based global order and the creation of a political vacuum that China and others are starting to fill.

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