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'The US enterprise is up for grabs': why the Trump-Biden race is so important for Australia

The choice: ‘America first’ or a renewed alliance. For once, the cliche about this being the most important election in living memory is actually true

As a career diplomat and former head of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese has always had to choose his words carefully.

But having moved on from the public service, and free of the need for diplomatic niceties, he offers a stark assessment of the stakes for Australia – and the rest of the world – in the forthcoming US presidential election.

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