Nancy This week, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced that House Democrats would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, following allegations that he pressured the President of Ukraine to investigate potential Democratic 2020 candidate, Joe Biden. US Centre Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, looks at why Pelosi has made this decision after resisting […]
Five minutes with Peter Trubowitz: “The timing of Trump’s UK visit turns out to be a very good way for the President to take the American public’s attention off problems at home”
This week President Trump is in the UK for an official state visit. LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz comments that despite promises of a ‘very good’ trade deal with the UK post-Brexit, Trump can’t guarantee anything without the support of the Democratically-held House of Representatives.
Why is President Trump coming to London?
Certainly, it’s not to get anything done on […]
The United States has dominated international politics since the end of the Second World War. And while it retains tremendous wealth and military strength, the domestic hyper-partisanship which has characterized the post-Cold War era is draining the country’s ‘usable power’ argue Peter Trubowitz and Peter Harris.
Can the United States continue to shape international politics as it has done for the […]
Five minutes with Peter Trubowitz: “Mueller has left a big question mark hanging over the president’s head“
Last Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report to the US Attorney General, William Barr, who then sent a short summary of the report to Congress. LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz writes that while Trump has avoided the worst – charges of collusion between his 2016 election campaign and Russia were found to be without merit […]
Last night President Trump gave the first national televised address of his presidency, calling on Congress to end the ongoing government shutdown by funding his plans for $5.7 billion wall at the US-Mexico border. Director of the LSE’s US Centre, Peter Trubowitz, writes that the president’s decision to make the speech now is an acknowledgement from Trump that time is […]
This year’s midterm elections saw the US House of Representatives fall back in to the hands of the Democratic Party. LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz writes that this election was driven by two very different visions for the country, and that the result has brought Trump down to earth just as other presidents have been in the past.
The results of next week’s midterm elections will either force Trump to play defense 24/7 or hobble the Democratic Party
This year’s midterm elections are some of the most important in living memory – but what are the US Congress, and Donald Trump’s presidency, likely to look like after all of the votes are counted? LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz foresees two likely scenarios – that the Republican Party is able to hang on to both the US […]
Five minutes with Peter Trubowitz: “For Trump, the principal focus on China is domestic and not geopolitical”
Since July, the Trump administration has targeted China with growing tariffs on imported Chinese goods, with the country responding in kinds. In this interview, US Center Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, comments that Trump’s trade conflict with China is more about satisfying his supporters at home rather than competing with China on the world stage.
Donald Trump has set out to disrupt […]
Five minutes with Peter Trubowitz: “Presidents usually stay out of British politics, but this is no ordinary president”
This week President Trump will visit the UK for the first time following his attendance at a NATO summit in Brussels. In this short interview, US Center Director, Professor Peter Trubowitz, talks on how Trump may try to get concessions on trade from NATO members and how he might further complicate the UK’s current Brexit crisis.
What is Trump’s agenda […]
As UK Prime Minister Theresa May meets with President Trump today, LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz writes that while May will be aiming to use the visit to show that she has set the UK on a strong pro-Brexit path, she could also come away from it with the country looking like a pawn in Trump’s wider international […]