Peter Trubowitz

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    Russia is gambling that it will withstand the US and NATO’s response to its invasion of Ukraine

Russia is gambling that it will withstand the US and NATO’s response to its invasion of Ukraine

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This morning we woke up to a new era in world politics. For the first time since World War II, two European nations are in a conventional war that is likely to affect not only European security, but also great power politics between the US, Russia, and China. Professor Peter Trubowitz writes that over the next 48 to 72 […]

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    What Russia’s Ukraine invasion threats mean for Biden and NATO

What Russia’s Ukraine invasion threats mean for Biden and NATO

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This week has seen some signs of a potential diplomatic solution to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, with Russia expressing that it would reduce the number of its troops stationed near Ukraine, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s softer line on NATO membership. Professor Peter Trubowitz reviews those diplomatic moves and how the crisis is impacting Biden and NATO, more generally.
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    Joe Biden has reacted well to the Ukraine crisis, but the ball is now in Vladimir Putin’s court

Joe Biden has reacted well to the Ukraine crisis, but the ball is now in Vladimir Putin’s court

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In recent months Russia has amassed more than 100,000 troops on the country’s border with Ukraine, prompting fears of an invasion in the US and among European NATO allies. LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz looks at what Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to gain from the crisis, how President Biden has reacted to it, and what may happen […]

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    Three debates are now unfolding over what kind of democracy America is.

Three debates are now unfolding over what kind of democracy America is.

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Following the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021, US Capitol insurrection, Professor Peter Trubowitz looks at the state of American democracy. He writes that three intersecting debates about US democracy are now developing: over the US social contract, who will govern America and how, and over US global leadership.

As last week’s many reflections on the January 6 attack […]

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    To return the US to the global stage, Biden must first strengthen the country’s domestic foundations.

To return the US to the global stage, Biden must first strengthen the country’s domestic foundations.

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After four years of “America First” policies under Donald Trump, President Biden has pledged to return the US to a position of leadership on the world stage. Charles A. Kupchan and Peter Trubowitz write that to accomplish this, Biden will first need to rebuild popular support for internationalism at home through programs to support US workers affected by trade, […]

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    What the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for American political life

What the COVID-19 pandemic has meant for American political life

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As we approach the one-year anniversary of many of the first COVID-19 lockdowns, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz focuses on three important impacts of the pandemic on the US: the partisan divide; the 2020 presidential contest; and America’s role in the world. 
How has COVID-19 affected partisanship and polarization in America? 
COVID-19 has changed many things in America, but […]

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    What Trump’s impeachment and acquittal means for the American Republic

What Trump’s impeachment and acquittal means for the American Republic

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On Sunday. February 14th former President Donald Trump was acquitted by the US Senate on the charge of “incitement of insurrection”, which had been brought by the US House following the January 6th Capitol insurrection. LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz writes that while the result shows the extent of the Republican Party’s decline, some of its members […]

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    Biden’s foreign policy will likely focus on rebuilding bridges with allies, pressing China, and ensuring international relationships benefit Americans again.  

Biden’s foreign policy will likely focus on rebuilding bridges with allies, pressing China, and ensuring international relationships benefit Americans again.  

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As Joe Biden enters the White House as the 46th President of the United States, he faces a number of significant challenges, including tackling COVID-19 and undoing Donald Trump’s divisive legacy both at home and abroad. LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz writes on Biden’s likely foreign policy priorities: rebuilding strategic, economic and political ties with traditional allies; […]

What’s next after President Trump’s second impeachment.

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On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump under the charge of “incitement of insurrection” following last week’s Capitol invasion by Trump’s supporters. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz writes that what happens next depends on how soon Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends impeachment papers to the Senate, whether Senate Majority Leader […]

A China Strategy to Reunite America’s Allies

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China’s autocratic ways and its strategic ambition are prompting the world’s democracies to band together against it. As the European Union’s recent decision to sign an investment accord with China makes clear, China’s geopolitical heft and the allure of Chinese trade and investment are tempting many to curry favor with it. But, write Charles A. Kupchan and Peter Trubowitz, acting […]

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