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Good morning, this is Kasmira. US presidential contenders Donald Trump and Joe Biden battled it out in their first public debate last week, their differing approaches to foreign policy were laid bare, particularly where deterrence is concerned.

And as the UK prepares to vote tomorrow, here's a look at how the main contenders will take on global issues, from conflicts to managing stretched humanitarian resources – also affecting multilateral negotiations here in Geneva.

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Kasmira Jefford


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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks during a presidential debate with President Joe Biden, on 27 June 2024, in Atlanta. (Keystone/AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Trump's answer to diplomacy? Muscle-flexing. The recent debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden exposed their contrasting approaches to foreign policy, particularly on deterrence. The rest of the world take note, writes Le Temps columnist François Nordmann.

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Is Switzerland losing its leadership in digital governance? Geneva, the birthplace of the World Wide Web and once a beacon to digital governance, is seeing its light grow dim. Faced with stiff competition, budgetary constraints post-Covid and geopolitical tensions, the capital of multilateralism is struggling to maintain its position in the field. Last month, the Internet Society decided to give up its offices in Geneva after a thirty-year presence in the city, in one warning sign of NGOs facing a high cost of living and a lack of funding. Geneva has also missed out on new opportunities. In 2022, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) picked Luxembourg for a new office dedicated to cyberspace.

Grégoire Barbey, journalist at Le Temps, will discuss his recent investigation along with Dr. Jovan Kurbalija from DiploFoundation, Francesca Bosco of the CyberPeace Institute and ambassador Thomas Schneider from the Swiss Federal Office of Communication. They will delve into the critical questions: Is Switzerland losing its edge in digital governance? Do the country's authorities still have the ambition to sustain Geneva's international digital leadership?

Don't miss our insightful event on Wednesday, 10 July, at 12:15 pm in partnership with the Geneva Press Club.

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