Is Prime Minister Modi weakened by ongoing social protests?

Ian Bremmer joins us from Mumbai to provide his analysis on the news of the day in global politics:

Is Prime Minister Modi weakened by ongoing social protests?

Absolutely is. They're losing states, the BJP. You know, I mean it is absolutely true that there is strong anti-Muslim sentiment here. But there are also a lot of people among Hindus and in the opposition parties that see an opportunity to rebuild as a consequence. And with the economy doing worse, both those things are hurting him.


The Russian government just resigned. What's going on?

Putin is going to be the leader forever. And his popularity is also decreasing, he's making sure that he's not gone in 2024.

Who are the winners and losers in the Democratic debate?

I mean, the big winner actually has got to be Biden, right? Because, I mean, despite the fact that he continues to have kind of lackluster debates, nobody else is really challenging him. So even though everyone is still in the mix, Biden is still number one. And the fact that Warren and Sanders are hitting each other certainly doesn't help either of them at this point. We still could have though, a brokered convention. And anyone's guess. Who the hell knows, it's 2020.

As Europe inches past the peak of COVID-19 deaths and the US slowly approaches it, many poorer countries are now staring into an abyss. As bad as the coronavirus crisis is likely to be in the world's wealthiest nations, the public health and economic blow to less affluent ones, often referred to as "developing countries," could be drastically worse. Here's why:

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25: A divorce lawyer in Shanghai told Bloomberg News that his business has surged 25% since the city began easing its lockdown in mid-March, as being cooped up on lockdown evidently exposed irreconcilable differences in people's marriages.

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Japan mulls state of emergency: Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a "state of emergency" because of the coronavirus pandemic, giving local governments the authority to order people to stay in their homes and shutter businesses and schools. Japan has so far managed the crisis without the kinds of sweeping lockdowns seen elsewhere, but a surge of new cases in recent days – particularly in Tokyo – has put pressure on the government to do more. Japan has one of the world's oldest populations – a third of its people are older than 65, the demographic most vulnerable to COVID-19. The emergency decision comes at a tough time. Japan's economy has been hurting for several months now, as China's massive lockdowns in January and February cratered demand for Japanese exports. In order to deal with the fallout that comes with putting his economy on life-support, PM Abe said the government would push through a $1 trillion stimulus package.

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As reports swirl from sources in the U.S. Intelligence Community that China vastly underreported the number of COVID-19 cases and related deaths, China's top diplomat in the U.S., Ambassador Cui Tiankai, joined Ian Bremmer for an exclusive conversation in which he responds to the claim.

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