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Al Jazeera 16 Nov 2020

Is the US losing its global influence?


"You will remember when President Obama said: Assad must go. Obama's gone. Assad is still there. The US has very little to do with that. So the US is the most powerful country in the world, but increasingly in a G-Zero world, there are going to be a lot of areas where you are going to see a lot of leaders, but not global leaders."

#WeNeedToTalk with Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group about President-elect Biden's foreign policy and the US role in the world. Malika Bilal sat down with Bremmer to discuss what to expect in the four upcoming years.

She defines herself as an originalist, meaning that the US- Constitution should be interpreted as intended by its authors centuries ago.
Her critics fear she won't be moving with the times on religious rights, the climate crisis, healthcare and abortion to name a few.
The Senate's confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as U-S -Supreme Court Justice gives a 6 to 3 conservative majority over their more liberal colleagues.
That raises concerns over how her philosophy could shape the rulings of America's highest court for decades to come.
With the result of the US presidential election still not final, and the threat of legal action looming large from Donald Trump over mail-in voting and unproven allegations of voter fraud, we examine the process and ask if it's time to change how the US elects its leader. We also reflect on the election and ask where the US goes from here. Joe Biden or Donald Trump - whoever wins - will have a major influence on world events, on the economy, the climate and global peace. 
The U.S. president is making some of his final foreign policy decisions before leaving office.
Donald Trump has made further cuts to U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Even Republican leaders say the move could risk security in the region.
Media reports also say the Trump Administration is considering tougher action on Iran and Yemen's Houthi rebels.
What legacy will Trump leave for President-elect Joe Biden?

Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria


Mushtaq Rahim - Afghanistan Affairs Unit think-tank.

Johnny Walsh - Senior Program Officer on Afghanistan, United States Institute of Peace.

Marwan Kabalan - Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies.
Who will be the 46th president of the United States? Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Can the winner bring the divided country together? Or is the US divided beyond repair? Our guests: Soraya Nelsen (KCRW Berlin), Mosi Secret (freelance Journalist), & Mathew Karnitscnig (Politico).

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