Peter Trubowitz

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    Clinton and Trump are looking weaker heading into Wisconsin’s primary.

Clinton and Trump are looking weaker heading into Wisconsin’s primary.

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Tomorrow voters in Wisconsin go to the polls in the Badger State’s presidential primary. LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz writes that according to recent polls, both respective frontrunners for the Republican and Democratic parties, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, are set to lose the Wisconsin primary. While Clinton is still likely to win the Democratic nomination even if […]

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    Today’s Michigan primary will show how well Trump’s economic message resonates with GOP voters.

Today’s Michigan primary will show how well Trump’s economic message resonates with GOP voters.

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Today primary voters go to the polls in Michigan, one of the first big blue-collar industrial states to vote in the 2016 primary season. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz writes that the vote in the Great Lakes State will preview how Donald Trump’s campaign will perform in similar states with many delegates in play later this month, such as […]

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    Super Tuesday has shown that the 2016 election, unlike 2008, is going to be a battle between “hope” and “change.”

Super Tuesday has shown that the 2016 election, unlike 2008, is going to be a battle between “hope” and “change.”

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Last night the LSE US Centre held an evening of discussion and commentary on the Super Tuesday results which saw Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton come out on top for the Republican and Democratic parties respectively. Here US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz gives a summary of his points from the discussion, including his thoughts on the primary campaign so […]

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    In his attacks on Jeb Bush, Donald Trump has stolen a page from Karl Rove’s playbook. 

In his attacks on Jeb Bush, Donald Trump has stolen a page from Karl Rove’s playbook. 

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In last week’s 8th Republican Party debate, Donald Trump attacked Jeb Bush by blaming his brother, George W. Bush for 9/11 and for the invasion of Iraq in 2003. US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz, writes that while Trump’s attack on Bush’s foreign policy is virtually unprecedented for a Republican, such tactics can trace their roots back to the strategy […]

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    If the past is any indication, we may be in for a surprise in New Hampshire.

If the past is any indication, we may be in for a surprise in New Hampshire.

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Voters in the Granite State go to the polls today in the first primary of the 2016 presidential season. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz writes that while Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump may lead the polls for the Democrats and the GOP, if they are able to win, the margin of their victories has big implications for how the […]

In foreign policy, Obama has begun his fourth quarter rally

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This year has seen President Obama move from foreign policy difficulties such as the Ebola crisis and Islamic extremism in Iraq to a string of triumphs including a commitment to normalize relations with Cuba and a climate deal with China. Reviewing US foreign policy in 2014, Peter Trubowitz reminds us that Obama came into office committed to rebalancing America’s […]

The U.S. shutdown has a hefty international price tag

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This week, President Obama cancelled his appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali, as well as some regional summits – a direct result of the U.S. government’s shutdown. Peter Trubowitz writes that domestic politics in America is constraining Obama’s ability to act on the international stage. If the deadlock over the government’s budget and the debt ceiling continues, then […]

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