Question: How can we restore America’s place in the world?
Armitage: I think it’s decreased a lot. It’s not a matter of a little. In almost all portions of the globe – noteworthy as Asia which has a more benign view of the United States generally – I am one of those who thinks the world wants us to regain our former stature. They need a United States fully engaged across the board in the defense of human freedoms and human rights. I think it can be regained. I think changes in the administration in the first instance will do it to some extent. And I think if we, again, try to be great in the conduct of foreign affairs without being arrogant, we can rapidly regain a position which most of the world wants us to have.