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    Trump is redefining America’s terms of international engagement

Trump is redefining America’s terms of international engagement

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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 […]

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    Trump’s victory will fuel the growing backlash against globalization in the West

Trump’s victory will fuel the growing backlash against globalization in the West

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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, […]

Trump wins: what’s next?

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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 […]

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    What to look for tomorrow: minority turnout and will Republicans come home to Trump?

What to look for tomorrow: minority turnout and will Republicans come home to Trump?

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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 […]

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    Third Debate: As Trump blunders on accepting the election result, the contest is now Clinton’s to lose.

Third Debate: As Trump blunders on accepting the election result, the contest is now Clinton’s to lose.

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Last night saw the third and final presidential election debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz comments that while Clinton may have had a few weak moments, she came prepared and sounded presidential. By contrast, Trump’s refusal to say that he would accept the election results were he to lose will do nothing to […]

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    The first debate: no knockout blows means that both campaigns still have their work cut out.

The first debate: no knockout blows means that both campaigns still have their work cut out.

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Last night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was widely anticipated as one of the most important set pieces of the campaign so far. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz gives his takeaways from the debate, writing that while neither candidate landed any heavy blows, Clinton won on points by controlling the tone of the debate and […]

What to look for in tonight’s presidential debate

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Tonight sees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz comments on what to look for tonight, writing that while much of it will be theatre, what the candidates say and how they comport themselves will matter to voters.
What are you looking for in tonight’s […]

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    With the conventions now over, we can look forward to a very closely fought presidential election.

With the conventions now over, we can look forward to a very closely fought presidential election.

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Peter Trubowitz, Director of the LSE’s US Centre, writes that with the Democrats offering optimism and the Republicans doom and gloom, this year’s conventions were a study in role reversals. Despite the Democrats’ positive narrative, however, 70 percent of voters feel that the country is on the wrong track. To win in November, he writes, Clinton will need to […]

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    Donald Trump accepts the presidential nomination for the Republican Party: LSE experts react

Donald Trump accepts the presidential nomination for the Republican Party: LSE experts react

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Last Thursday evening Donald Trump gave his speech to the Republican National Convention accepting the party’s presidential nomination. We asked LSE’s experts to comment on the speech. 

 

Whether Trump was able to convince undecided voters remains to be seen – Peter Trubowitz

Donald Trump had a lot riding on last night’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention. His biggest challenge was […]

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    Clinton versus Trump promises to be an extremely negative presidential campaign

Clinton versus Trump promises to be an extremely negative presidential campaign

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Following his defeat in Indiana’s primary election yesterday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has suspended his presidential campaign, essentially handing the Republican Party’s nomination to Donald Trump. LSE US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz looks ahead to the general election, where Trump is now almost certain to face Hillary Clinton. He writes that while the odds – and demographics – currently […]

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