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Does The US Still Interfere In Foreign Elections?

Americans were outraged about foreign interference in the 2016 US election, and officials have sought to counter the asymmetric advantage that the Internet gives America’s adversaries. But the United States will be unable to establish norms to constrain its rivals until it publicly denounces and ends the practice itself.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

Washington’s Foreign Diplomats Frozen Out By Team Biden

There is a new parlour game that Washington’s diplomatic circles are playing with increasing frustration. It’s called: “Can you crack the Biden foreign-policy team’s cone of silence?”

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Nawaz Sharif Checkmates Pakistani Establishment

Gradually the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) government is losing its grip on power, as the political opposition not only has pushed it on to the back foot but has also weakened the military establishment’s control of the power chessboard. On Sunday, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), and alliance of opposition parties, held its third massive public gathering, this time in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

Read Here | Asia Times

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

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.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

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.

Read Here | APNews

Sharif Breaks The Chains Of Fear

This speech of Sharif’s has raised the temperature of the politics of Pakistan and now it is the government of Imran Khan, General Bajwa and General Faiz that is feeling the heat. A defiant Sharif ready to lock horns with the current leadership of the establishment was the last thing Khan would have wanted, as his survival is dependent on Bajwa and Faiz.

Read Here | Asia Times

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 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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