Max de Haldevang (@MddeH) reports on Quartz's global politics desk. His obsessions include Cities & Urban Development, and Global Corruption. He has reported in Mexico and London for Reuters, in Russia for The Moscow Times and worked for NBC at the Rio and Sochi Olympics. He speaks Russian an...
US president Donald Trump’s isolationist speech at the UN general assembly yesterday has created what marketing types would call a positioning opportunity in the geopolitical space—or in other words, a scramble to be the next leader of the free world. Yesterday it was French president Emmanuel Macron. Today Iranian president Hassan Rouhani peppered his UN speech with mentions of “moderation” in contrast to Trump’s emphasis on “sovereignty.” And now Brussels is getting in on the game too.
French president Emmanuel Macron may have buddied up with America’s Donald Trump for Bastille Day in July (paywall). But at the UN general assembly today, Macron took advantage of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s absence to stake out his position as the anti-Trump and his natural replacement as leader of the liberal world. Where Trump mentioned sovereignty 21 times, Macron leaned on top liberal talking points like multilateralism, climate change, and free speech.
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