Monocle 24: The Global Election
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The United States votes for a new president in November. But this isn’t an election that affects only Americans – it matters to the rest of the world too. From war and peace, to the economy and the environment, what happens in America has an impact on us all – and a large part of that is influenced by the president, whoever he or she may be. Join Steve Bloomfield and guests as they discover what this election could mean for the rest of the world. Welcome to the Global Election.
||CleanWhat President Clinton (or Trump) will mean for the Middle East||Is there anything the US can do in Syria? Will the diplomatic success of the Iran deal be built upon? Will stability be prioritised over democracy (if that ever actually works)? And will the US still be engaged in the Middle East at a time when many Ame||4 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIsolationism||Is the US isolating itself from the rest of the world? There’s more to this story than Donald Trump and his ‘America First’ rhetoric. There appears to be a growing unease in the US about its engagement with the rest of the world. Wars in Iraq and||28 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClimate Change||Despite being an issue on which both candidates have very different views, climate change hasn’t played much of a role in this year’s election – in fact, there wasn’t a single mention of it in any of the three presidential debates. Hillary Clint||21 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTerrorism and the US election||For 15 years, American foreign policy has been dominated by a single word: terrorism. Barack Obama may not use the phrase “global war on terror”, America’s main enemy may have shifted from al-Qaeda to Isis and the tools used in the fight may have||14 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill the US election lead to a global financial crisis?||Of all the issues raised by this election that could have an impact on the rest of the world, the economy is the biggest – and the scariest. Economic decisions in the US can have an outsized influence elsewhere: if the US is motoring along nicely, so||7 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEurope’s hopes and fears – mainly fears – for the US election||Europe doesn’t always like to admit this but it needs the US. The US economy has an outsized effect on Europe’s, while Europe often needs the diplomatic and (sometimes) military heft of the US. All of which means that those of us in Europe are keenl||30 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does Trump versus Clinton mean for the US versus China?||At some stage in the near future China is likely to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy. The nations are clashing diplomatically too – over what the US sees as Chinese aggression in the South China Sea and what China sees as American inte||23 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs the US still the world’s policeman?||Donald Trump has refused to say that he’d back a Nato ally if they were under attack, suggested that South Korea and Japan should not be protected by the US and defended Russia’s annexing of Crimea. Under his presidency would the US still be the wor||16 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Global Election: Coming Soon||The United States votes for a new president in November. But this isn’t an election that affects only Americans – it matters to the rest of the world too. From war and peace, to the economy and the environment, what happens in America has an impact||9 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Accessible format for US Election
Succinct review that makes me look forward to the coming broadcasts of the Global Elections
The Global Election
An interesting listen. Good interview
Great listen from start to finish. An insightful perspective on the US Election, I am looking forward to the next podcast.