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Donald Trump has complained about a cloud hanging
over his presidency. To a considerable degree, it is of his own making. But the
relentlessness and intensity of the Trump-hunt in the media has also been
without precedent, and has served to disguise the weakness of the Democratic
opposition and a growing split within the Republican party. Perhaps the only
way the U.S. government can continue to function is for President Trump to
reach across the aisle.
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
President Donald Trump is the product of powerful undercurrents that laid bare the hollowness of politics as usual. His message has few historical precedents among U.S. presidents. Americans have no shared sense of what the new era will bring, just a feeling that there is no going back.
In 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower officially severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, shuttering the United States embassy in Havana. The move marked the beginning of half a century of diplomatic hibernation, a sleep so deep that it survived the thawing of the Cold War by a full generation. Then, on December 17, 2014, those relations were roused from their slumbe...
The Republicans seized control of both Houses in the US mid-term elections and have tied President Barack Obama’s hands for the next two years in terms of introducing domestic policy initiatives. The president will look to the world stage to shape policy but the challenges are very tough. Victory presents the GOP with new challenges of its own. Is there room for co...
Debate has been rife over the scramble for Arctic riches since a survey in 2000 estimated the Arctic could hold nearly one quarter of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas resources. Can the oil and gas consuming nations, with their growing energy needs, draw comfort from these new and tempting prospects? Or is it still too soon to count on this potential new source...
Dr. Carole Nakhle