Biden address­es UN as trou­bles swirl at home and abroad

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Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s U.N. Gen­er­al Assem­bly address comes at a polit­i­cal­ly per­ilous time for him at home and abroad.
But with the absence of some of the orga­ni­za­tion’s most pow­er­ful lead­ers, Biden has an oppor­tu­ni­ty to reassert him­self on the world stage before next year’s elec­tions.
Biden’s remarks at the 78th U.N. Gen­er­al Assem­bly will speak to a domes­tic and inter­na­tion­al audi­ence, accord­ing to the Her­itage Foun­da­tion’s Brett Schae­fer, as the pres­i­dent tries to avoid a fed­er­al gov­ern­ment shut­down amid an autowork­ers strike, an impeach­ment inquiry, and ris­ing gas prices. His son Hunter was also indict­ed by spe­cial coun­sel David Weiss last week on three gun-relat­ed charges.
“The for­eign pol­i­cy issues I expect him to address are Chi­na, Iran, Ukraine, [nuclear] pro­lif­er­a­tion, devel­op­ment and cli­mate, per­haps the capa­bil­i­ties for address­ing a pan­dem­ic down the road through [the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion], maybe some issues on threats to democ­ra­cy high­light­ing some of the coups that we’ve seen in the Sahel region of Africa,” Schae­fer told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er.
But although Schae­fer, an inter­na­tion­al reg­u­la­to …