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Here’s How The 2020 U.S. Elections Resemble Those of Fragile Democracies

In large part because of Trump’s attacks on the process, elections in the United States look more and more like those we have observed in less-than-democratic countries. These are the kinds of problems that trigger substantial international concern. They hurt public confidence in the U.S. election process and threaten to undermine the very legitimacy of the United States’ democracy.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

The Overreach Of The China Hawks

Managing the relationship with Beijing is a long-term project that cannot succeed without domestic revitalisation, greater unity of national purpose, and a respect for global opinion. But above all, U.S. leaders have to take a much more realistic view of the United States’ relationship with China than is now common in Washington…

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Trump And Biden Are Both Touting Foreign-Policy Failures As Achievements

With the world on fire from Thailand to Nigeria, there wasn’t much talk of international affairs in the final debate of the 2020 campaign—and when there was, both candidates defended flawed approaches to North Korea.

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America Needs To Talk About A China Reset

The next administration has to tackle the U.S.-Chinese rivalry fast—and head-on. It doesn’t have to deliver peace and goodwill, or end the “cold war” with China. Washington and Beijing have fundamental differences on an array of issues, such as the South China Sea, trade, and ideology. None of these issues can be easily solved—they can only be worked on.

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2016 Sequel? Trump’s Old Attacks Failing To Land On Biden

Fuelled by personal grievance, the president has tried to amplify stories that diehard Fox News viewers know by heart but have not broken through to a broader public consumed with the sole issue that has defined the campaign: the president’s management of the pandemic. Though firing up his base to turn out in huge numbers is a vital part of his campaign’s strategy, Trump’s insistence on fighting the last war has sounded alarms within the Republican party.

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Sleepwalking Into World War III

The Trump administration has consistently elevated military voices over those of experienced civil servants in the development of foreign policy, and funding cuts to non-defense federal agencies, along with the resignations of many career civil servants, have left government offices woefully understaffed.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

What The US Election Is Really About

For all the hand wringing over Donald Trump’s authoritarian rhetoric, the 2020 US election is not really about the incumbent. It is about deep-seated suspicion regarding the national government’s role, which makes populism a recurring feature of American political history.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Trump’s Foreign-Policy Adventures Haven’t All Flopped

Alliances are still standing (if frayed), America’s hard power remains unrivalled (for now), and Trump steered well clear of any costly new military blunders like the war in Iraq or the 2011 intervention in Libya. Even some of Trump’s fiercest critics acknowledge that the administration has notched some important foreign-policy successes—most notably on China and in the Middle East.

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Trump Vs. Biden Is Truly the Most Consequential Election Of Our Lifetime

If Biden wins the Presidency and his party finds itself in control of the Senate, Democrats will certainly reverse many of the policies implemented by his predecessor, but the more important and far-reaching consequences of a Biden victory will be fundamental changes to the very structure of the republic.

Read Here | The National Interest

How Biden Could End 2020 On Election Night — And Why Trump’s path Is Unlikely

President Donald Trump has demanded to know the results of the 2020 election on election night, even though some states warn that it will take days to count their votes. But if there is a winner declared on Nov. 3, it will almost certainly be bad news for the president.

Read Here | Politico

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