Trump, Biden and the Bear

July 02, 2020

As the joke goes, when confronted by a grizzly, you don’t have to outrun the bear — you just need to outrun your camping partner. With the bear symbolizing every form of headwind that both candidates in the 2020 US election face — from COVID-19, ongoing protests and the US economy to a...

They Don’t Really Love Trump

November 13, 2017

It would seem there that there is a big Pyongyang problem in the middle of America. When CNN's Ivan Watson visited Pyongyang over the summer, he complained that he hadn't had "a single 'real' conversation with a North Korean due to immense government paranoia." His Instagram pictures of...

Wait, So Hillary Didn’t Win?

January 05, 2017

How nice it would be to continue pretending that Trump didn't win in November. Two days before the November elections, Elizabeth Moreno was driving to the Democratic Party headquarters in Manassas to pick up a list of addresses. She was planning to spend another day of canvassing to get out the...

Politics, Media and Ethics: A Troublesome Trio

November 29, 2016

With the decay of codes of media ethics we need to be smarter than ever when choosing information we are willing to trust. Donald Trump’s no-holds-barred electoral campaign, punctuated by pyrotechnic rally performances, used the media to generate waves of shock, ridicule and admiration...

Everything You Need to Know About the US Election

November 08, 2016

Sara El-Yafi provides a 101 on the US election. Are you ready? Most of you know, even if you’ve never set foot in the United States, that on November 8, the American people will finally decide who will be the next president of the world for the upcoming four years. And that is exciting for all...

Donald Trump’s Rebranding of US Politics Matters

October 28, 2016

Donald Trump has forced the Republican Party to reconsider its core values and principles and what it will stand for moving forward, whether he wins or not. Why does Donald Trump matter? What factors seem to explain the flourishing of a Trump political brand? There are several possible...

Let’s Get Ready to Ramble

October 21, 2016

Sometimes what happens in Vegas should really just stay in Vegas.  When you thought things couldn't get any stranger after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump invited women who have accused former US President Bill Clinton of sexual assault to attend the second presidential debate...

Make America Debate Again: The Qualifying Round

September 29, 2016

In the first presidential debate, candidates failed to provide clues about possible political responses to any of the real questions about America’s future in the world. Judging from the results of the first “Super Bowl of presidential debates” it would appear that the following three...

Who Made it OK to Hate Muslims?

September 29, 2016

When will Muslims stop being fodder in the American political process? Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s now famous “I think Islam hates us” barb is fitting for his role as the loudest Islamophobe in mainstream politics. However, since the 9/11 attacks, Muslim-bashing has...

Bilateral Complicity: The Next US President and Egypt

September 28, 2016

The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US response to the Islamic State. This series instead focuses on five alternative Middle East policy challenges facing the next president. In this third part, Ryan J. Suto discusses the future of...

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