Michael McDowell: With challenges of conflict, climate and Covid, these are dangerous times

Clouds on our political horizons have not appeared as dark for many decades now

It would suit both Moscow and Beijing to present the US with a simultaneous military challenge in the hope of stretching US military and diplomatic resources beyond breaking point.

It would suit both Moscow and Beijing to present the US with a simultaneous military challenge in the hope of stretching US military and diplomatic resources beyond breaking point.

As someone who is firmly of the opinion that it would be a catastrophe if, by any chance, Donald Trump were to be re-elected in three years’ time, I feel that the current trend of US politics gives one the horrible sense of watching a proverbial car-crash in slow motion.

Trump appears to retain a strong grip on the Republican party while the Democrats seem to be loosening their grip on office and electoral appeal. It is increasingly hard to be confident in any way that Biden could beat Trump in a re-run.

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