U.N. - 28 Febbraio 2020 The Future of International Law After Trump: Decades to Build, a Quick Tweet to Destroy It is wrong to say that we run the risk, in the near future, of having destroyed the one rock on which international law and treaty-making is built. What’s wrong is the verb tense. It has already happened. It’s in the past. We’re too late. It will take a long time to undo not that which Trump risks doing, but what he has already done.