Monday Briefing: Australia’s new leader

good morning. We cover the power shift in Australia, President Biden’s trip to Asia and the disastrous floods in India and Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison admit defeat Anthony Albanese, the next Labor prime minister, ending nine years of Conservative leadership.

The opposition Labor Party made the election a Morrison’s Behavior Poll. Albanese, whose campaign was error-prone and light on politics, promised a more decent kind of politics, serving as the humble Mr. Fix-It who promised to seek “renovation, not revolution.”

Voters were focusing more on cost-of-living issues, but the elections were too about climate changeDamien Cave, head of our Sydney office, writes in an analysis. Australians rejected Morrison’s rejection-and-delay approach, which has left the country globally laggard on cutting emissions, for Albanese’s vision of a future built on renewable energy.

details: in Australia where Compulsory voting It means an unusually high turnout, as voters not only gave Labor a clear victory. They gave a greater share of their support to small parties and Freelancers who demanded more action on climate change Avoidance of major party domination.

food: The elections in Australia come next todemocracy sausage“Away from the barbecue, a beloved tradition that serves as a fundraiser for local groups and makes the obligatory trip to the polling booth feel like a chore more like a group party.


On his first trip to Asia as president, Joe Biden tried it Strengthening relations with allies Disturbed by Donald Trump’s erratic diplomacy and wary of Beijing’s growing influence.

And he met in Seoul on Saturday with President Yoon Seok Yeol, who was like that opened 11 days Previously, he criticized Trump’s attempts to do so Warm with Kim Jong UnNorth Korean dictator. Biden and Yun will explore ways to expand the joint military exercises that Trump has sought to scale back in a concession to Kim.

Today in Tokyo, Biden will do it Updated trade agreement unveiled It seeks policy coordination but without market access or lower tariffs from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Trump abandoned five years ago. The less comprehensive framework makes some in the region skeptical about its value.

context: The Russian war in Ukraine impeded Biden’s original strategy of focusing foreign policy attention on Asia. The trip is an attempt to reaffirm this commitment and show a Focus on facing China.


More than 60 people were killed, and millions more were displaced Heavy rain before monsoon Train stations, towns and villages were swept away.

Extreme weather is becoming increasingly common across South Asia, which has recently experienced devastating effects heat waveswith the intensification of the effects of climate change.

This year, parts of northern and central India recorded Highest average temperatures for the month of April. Last year, heavy rain and landslides The sprawling Rohingya refugee camps have been swept away Overnight in Bangladesh, and in 2020, Heavy rain flooded At least a quarter of the country.

context: India and Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to their proximity to the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Tropical water increasingly suffering from heat wavesThis led to drought in some places and a “significant increase in rainfall” in others, according to recent study.

details: The Brahmaputra River, one of the largest rivers in the world, has inundated vast swaths of farmland, villages and towns in remote and badly damaged northeastern India.

For decades, young Filipinos have left rural areas in pursuit of economic success, resulting in overcrowding in cities. epidemic Temporarily reverse this patternMany people enjoy rural life. If the government makes the stated efforts to revitalize the hinterland, the transformation may continue.

When the world looks at Haiti, sympathy for its endless suffering is often overshadowed by a rebuke of corruption and mismanagement.

But Many of its problems go back to Francewhich demanded a ransom after Haitians led a successful slave rebellion in 1791 and established an independent country in 1804. France forced Haiti to take out a loan from French banks to make payments.

Because of this “double debt” – the demand and the loan to pay it off – Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. The Times calculated that payments to France cost Haiti from $21 billion to $115 billion in lost economic growth over time, eight times the size of Haiti’s entire economy in 2020.

who – which Debt has crippled Haiti’s economy for decadesIn the end Wall Street lure And offering large margins to the organization that eventually became Citigroup.

The betrayal of France also led to political turmoil. In 2003, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country’s first democratically elected president after decades of dictatorship, attempted to Click on France for reparations. Soon, the United States and France ousted him from power.

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