Media Link: AVFA on the implications of US elections.

In this week’s “A View from Afar” podcast Selwyn Manning and spoke about the upcoming US elections and what the possibility of another Trump presidency means for the US role in world affairs. We also spoke about the problems Joe Biden has in dominating the presidential race against a demonstrably unbalanced opponent, shifting voter demographics, how US allies and adversaries engage in strategic hedging depending on whether they view Trump as an asset or as a threat, and how the US increasingly looks like an unstable polity, to the point that US foreign interlocutors must factor in its growing unreliability as an international partner. And much more. The link is here.

2 thoughts on “Media Link: AVFA on the implications of US elections.

  1. I often wonder who the hell is advising Biden and whether or not he’s lost all sense of judgement. If he can’t tell the likes of Hagari and others are lying through their teeth, there’s not much hope left. He’s losing it with the Black vote, the student vote, and sizable portions of the immigrant voters all the while having to convince a working class he’s a better option than the Orange bullshit artist in the redneck states.. Masochism ain’t really a good look at his age.
    By the way, do you know whatever happened to Mark Regev? Did he finally realise bullshitting for Netanyahu was probably going to be career limiting?

  2. If I haven’t already posted it here, this 1968 quotation from Eldridge Cleaver (written during the Vietnam War, and before he became a born-again fundy) perfectly explains why the rest of the world is vested in America’s elections:

    “This is a staggering reality to the rest of the world: they must feel like passengers in a supersonic jetliner who are forced to watch helplessly while a passel of drunks, hypes, freaks, and madmen fight for the controls and the pilot’s seats.”

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