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What A Biden-Trump Presidential Race Might Look Like

In the inquiry into who would be the strongest Democratic Presidential nominee in 2020, Donald Trump is what might be called a hostile witness. “Joe Biden is a dummy,” the President said last week, on his way to Iowa, where Biden, who spent more than three decades in the Senate and eight years as Barack Obama’s Vice-President and one of his closest advisers, was campaigning.

Read Here – The New Yorker

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Has Biden’s Moment Finally Arrived?

The waiting, wondering, and vacillating are over: Joe Biden is getting into the presidential race, and he has every intention of fighting like hell to kick Donald Trump off the White House grounds. In a three-minute video announcing his candidacy, the former vice president was emphatic and determined—so much so that you could be forgiven for thinking the American republic would be utterly destroyed in the event of four more years of Trump.

Read Here – The National Interest

Also Read: When Obama Talked Biden Out Of Running For President

The Geopolitical Therapist

Terrorism is a real threat, but it’s not an existential threat to the existence of the democratic country of the United States of America. Terrorism can cause real problems. It can undermine confidence. It can kill relatively large numbers of people. But terrorism is not an existential threat, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says.

Read Here – The Atlantic

The Biden Doctrine

Joe Biden is now the vice president who will not be president. He’s been VP for seven and a half years, preceded by decades of work on U.S. foreign policy in the Senate, but the question remains whether he is distinctive in any memorable way for his work in international affairs. Was he simply a glad-handing flack pushing the Obama agenda, a manic schmoozer of foreign leaders? A gaffe-prone foreign-policy dilettante who, in the long run, won’t matter?

Read Here – Defense One

Clinton Crushes It

The first debate was the Hillary and Bernie Show, and Hillary received top billing. Not only was Hillary Clinton on the receiving end of the night’s biggest gift — her rival, Bernie Sanders, declaring it time for people to shut up about her email scandal — she also delivered some of the evening’s most stinging retorts.

Read Here – Politico

Past Never Dies

As US Vice President Joe Biden just discovered on his tour of Japan, China, and South Korea, the American novelist William Faulkner’s observation – “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – could not be more apt, writes Jaswant Singh

Read Here – Project Syndicate

China’s Air Zone Raises Diplomatic Temperature

With distrust of China growing, many countries in Asia-Pacific are actively strengthening their diplomatic alliances, particularly with US, in a bid to balance Beijing’s growing economic and military clout

Read Here – Gulf News

Respect Our Core Interests, Xi Tells US

Strengthening dialogue and cooperation is the “correct choice” for China and the

United States, President Xi Jinping told visiting US Vice-President Joe Biden

Read Here – China Daily

Easterly Tesnions

Both China and Japan are trying to centralize security decision-making. Could this help avoid a clash?

Read Here – The Diplomat

Balancing East Asia

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will try to strike a delicate balance of calming military tensions with China while supporting ally Japan against Beijing on a trip to Asia this week that is being overshadowed by a territorial dispute in the East China Sea.

Read Here – Reuters

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