US election 2024: Why is the world paying such close attention?

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On Monday, the first ballots in the race for the presidency of the United States of America will be cast in the state of Iowa. This will be the day that Republicans will decide who they want to challenge Democratic President Joe Biden. This election is being monitored not only in the United States of America but also all over the world.

After spending a few weeks in Europe not too long ago, the issue of the presidential election in the United States was a topic that was often brought up by everyone I spoke to, and most of them expressed significant curiosity and anxiety about it. It is not surprising at all.

Two hot conflicts, Ukraine and Gaza, are currently being fought by the United States of America. Meanwhile, relations between the United States and China have become more strained, and tensions in the Asia-Pacific area have increased.

US election 2024: Why is the world paying such close attention?
US election 2024: Why is the world paying such close attention?

Getting closer to home, the nations of Central America are coming under scrutiny as an increasing number of migrants attempt to enter the United States across a border that appears to be becoming more porous with each passing day. Also, this week there were airstrikes in Yemen that were led by the United States against Houthi rebels.

Nearly every region of the world is one in which the leadership of the United States is not significant. An already turbulent situation is made even more unclear by the possibility that Republican Donald Trump may run for reelection and bring his America First foreign policy agenda with him.

There are nations that are eagerly anticipating his return. A significant number of the United States’ allies, on the other hand, are more concerned about the possibility of a return of an unconventional president whom they found challenging to work with the first time around.

US election 2024: Why is the world paying such close attention?

I was told by Democratic Senator Chris Coons, who is also a co-chair of President Biden’s re-election campaign, that in every meeting he has had with foreign leaders or foreign secretaries, at some point they raise the question of whether or not American voters could really turn once more to President Donald Trump. Senator Coons is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee.

Even though this election is taking place in the United States, the outcome is very important to a number of other nations.

They are keeping a tight eye on this campaign with greater vigilance than they are in any other capital city in the world. It may be argued that the outcome will determine the outcome of the conflict.

“If the policy of the next president – whoever he is – will be different toward Ukraine, colder or more inward-oriented… then I think these signals will greatly affect the course of the war,” Volod ymr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, stated recently However, Mr.

Trump has stated that he would put a stop to the conflict “in twenty-four hours” of being elected, but he has not provided any explanation as to how he would accomplish this. There is apprehension among the Ukrainians that he would attempt to negotiate in a manner that would not be beneficial to their cause.

US election 2024: Why is the world paying such close attention?

US election 2024: Why is the world paying such close attention?

In Russia, where the media has been particularly supportive of Trump, and where some people have condemned moves to remove him from the ballot in sixteen states in the United States, this would be favorably received to say the least.

NTV, which is controlled by the Kremlin, was extremely pessimistic. “This is a genuine attempt to interfere in the election, and it is an act of undermining democracy on the part of the American people. “There is not the slightest bit of comedy in what Anton Ponomaryov, a correspondent for NTV, said to the audience. “No Russians or Chinese would ever dream of this.”

A shift in US policy would have repercussions that would be felt beyond the borders of Ukraine, and it would be especially concerning for those European governments that are located in close proximity to Russia.

It is possible that other American friends will come to the conclusion that the United States is not a trustworthy security partner. It was suggested by a senator from the United States that Japan might establish its own nuclear weapons if the United States stops providing assistance to Ukraine. It is possible, he told me, that Tokyo would come to the conclusion that the American nuclear security umbrella has an excessive number of gaps in it.

There is also the possibility that if President Trump were to be re-elected, he would carry out his intention to withdraw the United States from NATO, which would have the effect of undermining the military alliance. According to two individuals who have connections to the Trump campaign, he does intend to carry out the desired action.

It is reasonable for Europeans to be apprehensive, according to Senator Coons.

The United States of America and its European partners are facing a huge challenge together. It is imperative that we work together to demonstrate to the world that Putin will not be able to outlive us and that the authoritarian ideology of [Chinese] President Xi is not the most beneficial for the globe.


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