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Ginsburg’s Death Just Blew Up The 2020 Campaign

The battle lines were drawn, the polls were stable — and then came the news that liberals have been dreading for years. Neither party could say with confidence late Friday night how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death would alter the presidential campaign. The only certainties are these: an all-out battle over filling her vacancy before Jan. 20, and already motivated electorates in both parties further riled by the fight.

Read Here | Politico

The Endless Fantasy Of American Power

In this year’s presidential election campaign, candidates have largely sidestepped the role of armed force as an instrument of U.S. policy. The United States remains the world’s preeminent and most active military power, but Republicans and Democrats find other things to talk about.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

America’s COVID Election

Unprecedented numbers of US voters are beginning to cast their ballots for president by mail rather than risk going to polling places during a pandemic. And while President Donald Trump is trying to discredit mail-in voting, his campaign’s fear-based strategy appears to be alienating ever more voters.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

Did Donald Trump’s Bob Woodward Interviews Just Cost Him The Presidency?

Trump gave Woodward no less than 18 interviews between July and December. The question is simple: why did he even give him a single one? Trump had to know going into the interviews that Woodward was hardly a friendly interlocutor. Yet he apparently spilled his guts to Woodward.

Read Here | The National Interest

America’s Political Immune System Is Overreacting To China

The COVID-19 pandemic has only solidified the support for disengagement with China. The perception of China as the origin of the pandemic, its mishandling of the initial outbreak, and disruption of the global supply chain have led politicians and pundits alike to use the pandemic to demand a “hard decoupling” from China.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Is Trump A Turning Point In World Politics?

Will Donald Trump’s presidency mark a major turning point in world history, or was it a minor historical accident? Trump’s electoral appeal may turn on domestic politics, but his effect on world politics could be transformational, particularly if he gains a second term.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

Joe Biden Could End Up Being A Wartime President

Successful Democratic candidates for the presidency of the United States invariably campaign with promises of domestic largesse and moral uplift. They nearly always end up taking their country to war. Can Joe Biden be a rare exception to that rule, if he succeeds in defeating Donald Trump on November 3?

Read Here – Bloomberg  

The Global Risk Of The US Election

Never before has a US presidential election posed such a grave potential threat to the peace, prosperity, and stability of the rest of the world. A crisis following a disputed result in November would be a disaster, and it would come just when the world urgently needs to address an array of shared problems.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Also Read | The Obscure Constitutional Loophole That 2020 Is Blowing Wide Open

The Republican National Convention Is Already Over

For more than four years, Donald Trump has demolished every tradition and norm of American politics, and on Monday he did it again. Minutes after his formal re-nomination as the Republican Party’s candidate on the opening day of the Republican National Convention, the president made an unexpected appearance and declared flatly that there was no way his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, could win fairly on Nov. 3

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Also Read | Republicans Paint Dark Picture Of Future If Trump Loses

The Democratic Renewal

If elected president, Joe Biden will inherit a United States that has abdicated its leadership role in the world and lost its claim to moral authority. He will also take the reins of a country still in the throes of a pandemic, still reeling from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus, and still deeply polarised… It won’t be easy.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

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