World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz faces unprecedented pressure to resign his position. What’s at stake here, analysts say, is the Bush administration’s commitment to multilateralism. Critics say it’s time for the World Bank’s leader-selection process to be opened up, so that non-U.S. citizens could be considered for the post.
The whole spirit of multilateralism is on life support. Normally you’d want to heap praise on some other country for taking on a larger share of this global burden, but Trump doesn’t think about global problems needing to be globally shared.