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On January 21, 2017, the 45th President of the United States will be inaugurated. Changes of administration in Washington differ from those in other democracies. If the Republicans win the White House, up to 5,000 senior officials will be replaced; the outgoing Democrats will become something of a “government in exile.” But next year will be even more of a departur...
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
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...
Presidents of the United States, late in their second terms, are usually viewed as lame ducks. Yet Mr Barack Obama, with only 18 months remaining in office, has regained the initiative.
President Obama long ago failed to live up to the hopes of reuniting American society raised by his first campaign. The deepening divide ...
Barack Obama was back in the White House for a second term facing a political divide and financial challenges. Voters placed the economy at the top of their list of concerns and the president has a second chance to resolve issues around jobs and government spending.
THE CLARITY of the outcome of Barack Obama’s victory in...