The Council on Foreign Relations' "Council of Councils" grades international cooperation on the world's greatest challenges. For 2017, it gave the world a 𝗗+ for "Preventing Nuclear Proliferation – and named it the #1 priority for 2018.
But after President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, could the 2018 grade become an 𝗙?
"Is the transatlantic alliance dead? If one side refuses to even consider the arguments presented by the other side: are we still together, as we try to manage challenges to our shared security interests? Or are we now drifting apart for good?"
– MSC Chairman Wolfgang Ischinger quoted in newest edition of DER SPIEGEL after President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal: