Democracy is at stake in the 2024 US election

How Republican and Democrat opponents tackle the Trumpist radicalized right will determine whether democratic norms survive, writes Leslie Vinjamuri.

The World Today Updated 1 May 2024 Published 1 December 2023 5 minute READ

Uncertainty looms large over the 2024 American presidential election. As the list of international crises grows, partisan battles in Congress over foreign policy priorities are heating up, suggesting that fears about America’s future commitments are warranted.

The war between Israel and Hamas is being used by Trump-supporting Republicans to limit United States’ support for Ukraine. Republicans have blasted President Joe Biden for his decision to meet Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, during his trip to the APEC summit of Asian and Pacific states in California in November. Donald Trump’s threat to withdraw the US from Nato, if re-elected, risks further instability across Europe.

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