Oon & Bazul’s Managing Partner, Bazul Ashhab, was quoted in The Business Times’ Views From The Top article titled “Getting the US back in shape”.
The article was first published in The Business Times on 25 January 2021.
Getting the US back in shape
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: As Joe Biden seeks to “build back better” and remake America’s global image, what will be the biggest challenge for the new US president?
Managing Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Oon & Bazul LLP
Joe Biden inherits a deeply divided America. Donald Trump aroused a deep nationalist bloc, and got the votes of 74 million Americans. Mr Biden pledged after the campaign that he would restore ”the soul of the nation”. The United States of America, seen as the leader of the free world and the greatest proponent of globalisation, has not done enough to address the unhappiness of Americans who have lost out in the global battle for jobs. They are left with the sense that their children’s lives and their lives are not better than their forefathers and that there is no longer the hope for an ”American Dream”.
The key challenge is to deal with the distractions and disunity that another Trump-like politician may throw in his way in regaining USA’s credibility.