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The world just got more complicated

The new U.S. president will have his hands full abroad, and even more so at home. How Israel fits in is an open question.

The first week of 2021 foreshadowed serious problems for the U.S. during the rest of the new year. On January 20th, Joe Biden will become president of the U.S., and, due to the results of the runoff election in Georgia, the Democrats will control the executive branch and both houses of the legislative branch for at least the next two years, until the midterm elections of 2022 or beyond.

The rioting in Washington, culminating with the attack on the Capitol, is yet another demonstration, along with the extensive riots of last summer in numerous parts of the country, of the extent to which American society is divided along political, racial, and class lines. The Coronavirus pandemic has made everything worse.

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