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UK Prime Minister Sunak's push for early election will hardly boost his chances

UK Prime Minister Sunak's push for early election will hardly boost his chances

Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden and co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, shares his perspective on European politics from Halmstad, Sweden.

Does the decision by Norway, Ireland, and Spain to recognize Palestine as an independent state further increase the isolation of Israel?

Not necessarily, but it does further reinforce the determination that is there throughout the international community, I would say, that it's only a two-state solution that over time, can bring peace and stability to the troubled region of the Middle East. In that sense, of course, Prime Minister Netanyahu and his resistance to move towards a two-state solution is increasingly isolated in the global community. And this particular decision is a further sign of that.

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Iran without Raisi: What's next?

Iran without Raisi: What's next?

Ian Bremmer shares his insights on global politics this week on World In :60.

What's the fallout from the death of Iran's president?

Not that much in the near term because he doesn't actually run the country. There will be a new election in 50 days. It'll be a hardline or a loyalist to the Supreme Leader. Almost no one will turn out to vote because people don't see this as legitimate. But the country is still a strong and repressive theocracy and that is not changing with or without President Raisi.

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Biden and Trump both betting debates will make the other look bad

Biden and Trump both betting debates will make the other look bad

Jon Lieber, Eurasia Group's head of research and managing director for the firm's coverage of United States political and policy developments, shares his perspective on US politics from Washington, DC.

What we're watching in US Politics this week? The big story is the debates.

The debate about the debates was going to be a prolonged affair given some uncertainty about either candidate's desire to face off against each other. And while earlier in this week it looked possible that the US might not have any presidential debates the first time in recent memory. Instead, now we know we're going to have at least two, one in June and one in September.

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Why was Slovakia's Prime Minister attacked?

Why was Slovakia's Prime Minister attacked?

Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden and co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, shares his perspective on European politics from Tallinn, Estonia.

What was the background to the attempted assassination of the Prime Minister of Slovakia?

Well, we don't know everything. A person, 71-year-old man has been apprehended. But the background seems to be that the attempt was triggered by the climate of polarization that has been there in Slovak policies for quite some time, notably this year with elections, presidential one, last year with parliamentary elections, but even before that. So the lesson of this horrible act is that we have to be careful with the political culture and the political climate in our democracies. Otherwise, there's a risk-averse, triggering actions by individuals of this sort.

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Xi invites Putin to China to strengthen "no limits" partnership

Xi invites Putin to China to strengthen "no limits" partnership

Ian Bremmer shares his insights on global politics this week on World In :60.

Does Putin's upcoming visit with Xi Jinping signal a continuing “no limits” partnership between China and Russia?

The relationship is certainly becoming more strategic over time. Not so much because the Russians are changing their behavior. They have very few options at this point. North Korea and Iran are their top allies. Belarus, Syria. I mean, it's a rogues’ gallery, but China is increasingly finding that their ability to work long term in a stable and sustainable way with America's allies in Asia, with the Europeans, and with the United States itself becoming more constrained. And given all of that, willingness to be a closer ally with Russia is increasing over time. Just look at Biden putting 100% tariffs on Chinese electric vehicle exports. All of this is sending a message to the Chinese that no matter who's elected in November, that the US is trying to contain them. And yeah, I think longer term, the more they see that from the US and their allies, the closer with the Russians they will eventually be.

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North Macedonia's EU membership bid complicated by new nationalist government

North Macedonia's EU membership bid complicated by new nationalist government

Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on European politics from Arizona, US.

What's the outcome and the likely result of the North Macedonia parliamentary election?

A new government, more nationalist, more rightists coming in. And the problem with that is that North Macedonia has made a number of concessions in order to make its EU path possible. First concessions through Greece in terms of the names and the number of concessions through France and a number of concessions through Bulgaria on minority and related issues. And the new government has got to say no to a lot of these things. And that further complicates the EU process, which is highly regrettable because the country in substance really deserves to move forward on that process.

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What's next after MTG fails in bid to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson

This week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene learned that if you come to the king, you better not miss. Her bid to boot Speaker Mike Johnson took a lot of the wind out of future rebellions against him this year, says John Lieber.

With a Rafah invasion, is the Israel-Hamas cease-fire dead?

With Israel beginning its invasion of Rafah, is the recent Hamas agreed to cease-fire dead? Will widespread flooding in Brazil lead to a larger crisis in the region? Will a Russian invasion of Ukraine endure as long as Putin, who begins his fifth term as president, remains in office? Ian Bremmer shares his insights on global politics this week on World In :60.

Tbilisi clashes: Georgia government pushes "Russian" bill risking EU candidacy

With the huge protests that we see in the streets of Tbilisi, is that a sign of the Georgian government moving closer to Russia? What are the implications of the resignation of the first minister of Scotland? Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on European politics from Arizona, US.

Campus protests spill over into US political sphere

For the second week running, campus protests continue to dominate headlines. They are starting to spill into the political sphere, especially as efforts to quell demonstrations on college campuses nationwide intensify.

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Jon Lieber on US Politics In 60 Seconds
Jon Lieber, Eurasia Group’s Managing Director for the US
Break down the US political landscape with Jon Lieber
Ian Bremmer on World In 60 Seconds
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group President
Tackle the world’s biggest headlines with Ian Bremmer
Carl Bildt on Europe In 60 Seconds
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden
Carl Bildt provides his perspective from Europe