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    How Joe Biden can restore normalcy to US politics after four years of Donald Trump.

How Joe Biden can restore normalcy to US politics after four years of Donald Trump.

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On Saturday, following several days of vote counting in key states which followed Election Day, former Vice President Joe Biden was declared to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election. LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz looks at the three main political challenges which President Elect Biden is likely to face, and whether Trump’s populist politics still […]

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    Whoever the next president is, this is how Trump’s four years may be remembered

Whoever the next president is, this is how Trump’s four years may be remembered

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Whether or not he wins re-election, President Trump’s four years in office has had massive implications for how America is viewed by the rest of the world. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz reviews Trump’s foreign policy since he came to office and looks ahead to how the US’ relationship with China might change under […]

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    Tonight’s election debate may be Trump’s last chance to close the polling gap with Biden.

Tonight’s election debate may be Trump’s last chance to close the polling gap with Biden.

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Tonight President Donald Trump and former Vice President, Joe Biden, will meet for the final election debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz writes that the debate is an important moment for Trump. Facing a large polling gap as the election nears, the president now needs to convince undecided […]

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    Why confirming a new Supreme Court Justice before the election could be a risky move for Trump and the Republicans

Why confirming a new Supreme Court Justice before the election could be a risky move for Trump and the Republicans

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This past Friday Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, creating an open seat on the nation’s highest court six weeks before the presidential election. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz looks at how Joe Biden’s presidential campaign may try to counter Trump’s Supreme Court pick, and the potential risks and rewards for the […]

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    Trump can’t run on his economic or COVID-19 record. Now, he’s banking on his “law and order” message breaking through.

Trump can’t run on his economic or COVID-19 record. Now, he’s banking on his “law and order” message breaking through.

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This week, President Trump visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, after several days of protests in the city which followed the police shooting of an unarmed Black man, Jacob Blake. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz writes that Trump’s visit will likely do little to help him to close the gap in the national polls with his Democratic […]

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    Despite convention attacks on Biden, the election is still a referendum on Donald Trump

Despite convention attacks on Biden, the election is still a referendum on Donald Trump

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This week the Republican Party held its national convention to nominate Donald Trump as the party’s presidential candidate. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz comments that the Republicans’ attacks on the Democrats as being soft on law and order issues at their convention is part of their attempt to win back white suburban voters. To […]

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    The Democrats had a successful convention. Now watch out for Trump’s renewed attacks.

The Democrats had a successful convention. Now watch out for Trump’s renewed attacks.

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This week the Democratic Party held their 2020 presidential nominating convention – the first ever to be run almost entirely online due to concerns about COVID-19. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz comments that the Democratic convention has meant a fundraising boost for the party and is also likely to have inspired their base. Both […]

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    Why Trump needs Congress to make a deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package

Why Trump needs Congress to make a deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package

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At the end of this week the extra $600 per week paid to unemployed Americans as part of the March CARES Act stimulus package will run out. As Congressional Republicans and Democrats debate the provisions of the agreement needed to continue these payments, Professor Peter Trubowitz argues that President Trump’s poor ratings on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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    November nightmare: How Trump could exploit absentee ballot counting delays to contest the election results

November nightmare: How Trump could exploit absentee ballot counting delays to contest the election results

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With less than four months remaining until the presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a substantial lead over President Trump in the polls. US Centre Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz writes that the COVID-19 pandemic means that there will be far more absentee ballots cast this year, and that we should not discount the likelihood of President Trump using […]

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    Trump’s leadership deficit is what’s hurting him in the polls

Trump’s leadership deficit is what’s hurting him in the polls

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Current polling shows Donald Trump behind in the 2020 election race. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz talks on how Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is hurting him in his traditional base of rural America, and how he might continue to attack China to deflect blame away from his poor record.   
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