Secretary Pompeo Defends Trump Foreign Policy, Calls for Reform of International Order Based on Sovereignty

In a “sovereignty-themed” address, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out the Trump Administration’s view of international institutions and vision for America’s leadership role in the global community while speaking at an event sponsored by the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, Belgium.  The nation’s top diplomat is in Brussels for the NATO Foreign Minister’s Meetings. The Secretary offered a referendum on international institutions and suggested that the retreat of the United States from a leadership position have allowed bad actors to exploit such institutions.