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"Fixing" US foreign policy isn't the real challenge Biden would face

Josh Rogin's Washington Post op-ed argues that Donald Trump's assault on US foreign policy could take decades to repair. But Rogin gives Trump too much credit and misses the real challenge to American global leadership. Ian Bremmer and Eurasia Group analyst Jeffrey Wright use The Red Pen to keep the op-ed honest.

Today, we're taking our red pen to an op-ed from the Washington Post written by Josh Rogin, a columnist for the Global Opinions section.

The piece is called "U.S. foreign policy might be too broken for Biden to fix" it. I mean, we could start with the title--which encapsulates just how much we feel Josh overstates the damage done in the past four years and fails to recognize the resilience of US institutions in general.

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European Central Bank president: the dangers of “hubris” on the global stage

What most worries European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde about the future of the global economic recovery? "Hubris," she tells Ian Bremmer in a new GZERO World interview. Hubris on an individual and national scale.

Watch the episode: Christine Lagarde, Leading Europe's United Economic Pandemic Response

Turkey and Greece step back from the brink: Greek PM Mitsotakis

"I want to make it very clear: it was not Greece that engaged in any escalation or provocation." Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis defends his country's handling of an increasingly tense diplomatic standoff with neighboring Turkey over maritime disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The exchange is part of a wide-ranging interview show host Ian Bremmer for GZERO World that covered Greece's remarkably successful COVID response, its "improved brand" on the European stage and recent Turkey tensions. The episode begins airing nationally in the US on public television this Friday, October 2. Check local listings.

UN official on historic virtual UNGA: “We are in business. We are there”

Movses Abelian, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management, acknowledges that this year's gathering of world leaders presents unique challenges. But, he says, the work of the UN continues. For two decades he has had a pivotal role in organizing thousands of key diplomatic meetings during these important weeks in NYC. In this video, Abelian explains the General Assembly, how it has worked in the past, and what to expect this year.

“Building back better”: UN General Assembly confronts the COVID-19 pandemic​

The United Nations marks its 75th anniversary this year amid the greatest global crisis since its founding. The UN's head of global communications Melissa Fleming explains the goals of this General Assembly, and how a renewed commitment to cooperation among nations could help eradicate COVID-19.

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