Eagle view: The re-election policies Biden and Sunak must avoid

‘Diversionary war’ and goosing the economy may be tempting routes for Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak and others seeking to retain office in 2024 – beware, writes Daniel Drezner.

The World Today Published 1 December 2023 Updated 20 December 2023 3 minute READ

Daniel W. Drezner

Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

In my inaugural column, I promised that one of my recurring themes would be ‘how will populism continue to colour international relations?’ One way that question may manifest itself in the coming year will be through the electoral calendar. In just the past month, elections in Argentina and the Netherlands empowered populists.

Come election time, technocrats start to walk and talk like they are the salt of the earth.

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