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 […]
With only a few days left until his inauguration, Donald Trump has largely filled out his foreign policy team. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz writes that Trump’s choices show that he is making good on his campaign promise to shake up Washington. By choosing “America Firsters”, he writes, Trump seeks a foreign policy strategy that fully exploits US strategic […]
Earlier this month Donald Trump stunned much of America and the world by winning the 2016 presidential election. But how can we explain his election win and what are the implications of a Trump presidency? LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz, writes that key to Trump’s relatively small victory margin were his gains among white rural voters. He argues that as president, […]
Donald Trump scored a stunning victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. This is an election that political analysts will be debating for some time to come. How did this happen and what does Trump’s victory portend, both domestically and internationally? LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz, offers some provisional thoughts on these issues.
What explains Trump’s victory?
Many things obviously: a politically vulnerable opponent, lower voter […]
On Tuesday, the US will go to the polls to elect the 45th president. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz gives an overview of what to look for tomorrow. He writes that for both candidates, maximizing turnout of key groups will be the key to victory.
Listen to Peter Trubowitz’s election preview interview for the Ballpark:
1) As American voters go to the […]