Washington: Donald Trump protests 'embarrassing' says Coulter
Tensions have been running high all over the world in the past year, but the US in particular has seen chaos and destruction sweep the country. Political divisions have been devastating the country as President Donald Trump’s supporters continue to run riot. On Wednesday, the US Capitol Building was invaded by Mr Trump’s most hardcore supporters who have been calling for the result of the November 3 election to be reversed, claiming the current President is the rightful winner. President Trump himself has not helped matters, rather aggravating the situation, by continuously repeating his unfounded rhetoric that voter fraud is the reason he lost the Presidency for a second term.
Spurring on the crowds in Washington, Mr Trump’s lawyer Rudi Giuliani told a pro-Trump rally was “willing to stake [his] reputation” on election fraud.
He added: “And if we’re wrong, we will be made fools of. But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail. So let’s have trial by combat.”
Following the riots, 52 people have been arrested while four people have lost their lives, with one woman being critically shot in the chest on video.
The scenes in the US shocked onlookers around the world who were watching democracy be challenged in a way normally unrecognisable in a wealthy, developed country such as the US.
Speaking to Express.co.uk about the potential dangers America poses to the world under Mr Trump and soon-to-be President Biden, Professor of International Relations at London’s Metropolitan University Dr Andrew Moran said the new president is likely to take a different approach.
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Dr Moran said: “America is seen around the world by many as a declining power.
“The economic collapse of 2008 substantially undermined the model of capitalism, whilst the faith of many in America’s military power has been damaged by the perceived failures in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Dr Moran explained how the events in Washington on Wednesday further add to the US’s dwindling role on the world stage.
He explained: “Rather than the bluster and fireworks of the Trump presidency, we may see a more nuanced foreign policy. But Biden will be challenged.
“This has now been made worse by the dramatic events overnight in Washington.
“The storming of the Capitol Building has substantially undermined the credibility of American democracy and its institutions, which the leadership in China and Russia are all too eager to capitalise on.”
Dr Moran thinks President-elect Biden may use force to earn back America’s reputation as a militarily powerful and influential nation.
He added: “Biden’s instinct will be to reach out to multilateral institutions and to use established regimes and norms to address these problems. That does not mean that he will not be willing to use force.
“When he was Vice-President, Biden worked with a president, Barack Obama, who though reluctant to become involved in direct conflict overseas, was willing to use force in more discreet ways, such as the use of drone strikes, special forces and cyber warfare.”
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What are the most dangerous countries in the world?
For the last year, the most dangerous and extreme-risk countries are mostly congregated in Africa and the Middle East.
This extensive list includes places like Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan.
Mexico, which is often in the news for murders and cartel crimes, has a range of ratings from moderate to high risk depending on where in the country you are.
Erika Weisbrod, director of security solutions at International SOS, explained: “There are certain regions within each county that may have a higher risk or might be more dangerous than others.
“So understanding where you’re going in a country is important as oppose to ruling out travel to a country altogether.”
The most dangerous countries in the world, in no specific order:
- South Sudan
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
- Eastern Ukraine
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