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MNI POLITICAL RISK - Biden Holds Calls w/Middle East Leaders

Executive Summary:

  • President Biden held a string of calls yesterday with Middle Eastern leaders involved in negotiating the deal to exchange Israeli hostages and facilitate a temporary pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas.
  • Despite broad recognition that his negotiation skills contributed to the success of the deal, Biden has suffered major political blowback domestically amongst key elements of his voter base.
  • The White House has responded to a House Republican request to provide clarity on the strategic goals in the Ukraine war amid concerns over the future of Ukraine aid.
  • A new poll confirms West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) as the overwhelming favourite to win the critical Senate seat of outgoing Joe Manchin (D-WV).
  • New analysis shows that most of the world’s major economies are “inextricably tied” to both the United States and China.
  • An assassination attempt on US soil, which bears similarities to the murder of Canadian Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June, could drive a wedge between Washington and New Delhi - a critical partner in the Biden administration's Indo-Pacific strategy.
  • Poll of the Day: 43% of voters either do not know House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), or do not recognise his name.

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