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Geopolitical challenges for next govt

When our gaze shifts from the domestic to the external after the polls, the challenges would have multiplied

Geopolitical challenges for next govt

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Shyam Saran
An excruciatingly extended general election process, stretching from April 1 to June 1, 2024, inevitably turns the national gaze from the external world to the unfolding domestic political drama. The next government, which shall take office on June 4, will face an international landscape that would have changed since April 1. What would that world look like?

The US would have become a more diminished power. Its domestic politics has become more fragmented and more polarised than before. The US stand on the Israel-Hamas war has divided American society to a degree not seen since the Vietnam War. President Joe Biden
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First Published: May 14 2024 | 10:49 PM IST

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