After nearly two decades of boots on the ground, last month American forces left Afghanistan, with the Taliban retaking the country much more quickly than had been anticipated by the administration of President Biden. In this Q&A, LSE Phelan US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz looks at the withdrawal from Afghanistan in the context of a US strategic adjustment […]
Trump’s hospitalization may do even more damage to the president’s already poor credibility on managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, President Trump announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was then hospitalized on Friday. In this Q&A, LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz writes on how Trump’s hospitalization may affect the election race, including this week’s Vice-Presidential debate and key US Senate races where Republicans are facing strong Democratic challengers.
How will Trump’s hospitalization impact […]
This year’s presidential election has developed in a way that few would have predicted a year or even six months ago. So what can we expect for the fall general election season? LSE US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz looks ahead to the likely Clinton vs Trump contest, and predicts that the fight for the presidency will center on Donald […]
Trump’s foreign policy speech was an attempt to woo independent voters for the general election, not placate foreign leaders.
Yesterday, Donald Trump followed his victory in the ‘Acela Primary’ with a major speech on foreign policy. LSE US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz writes that while there was much in the speech to criticise, it was not intended to reassure observers of US foreign policy or America’s allies. He writes that the real audience for the speech was independent […]
There is growing worry among world leaders at the possibility that Donald Trump may well be the next president of the United States, and what that might mean for the country’s role in the world. In recent weeks, the Obama administration has taken great pains to reassure those who have been concerned. On the eve of what is likely […]
Trump and Clinton won big last night, but the results point to some danger signs for the candidates.
Yesterday voters in 12 US states went to the polls in what’s known as Super Tuesday – the most important date in the 2016 presidential primary thus far. Billionaire Donald Trump came out on top on the Republican side, winning seven states, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beat out her sole remaining opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders by […]
This Tuesday voters in 13 US states will go to the polls in the most important day of the 2016 election primary season – Super Tuesday. LSE US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz gives an overview of what we should be looking for tomorrow. For the Republican Party, if Donald Trump sweeps more conservative states such as Alabama and Tennessee, […]
New Hampshire has shown that the Republican field is still divided, increasing the likelihood that there will be a brokered GOP convention in July.
Yesterday saw Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump come out on top in the New Hampshire primary. US Centre Director, Peter Trubowitz has three takeaways from yesterday’s vote in the snowy Granite State, including that the chance that we will see a brokered GOP convention in the summer may have just gone up.
In the lead up to yesterday’s New Hampshire […]
Last night the Iowa Caucuses marked the beginning of the presidential primary season in earnest. Ted Cruz came out on top for the Republicans, and Hillary Clinton narrowly leads Bernie Sanders for the Democrats. Reflecting on the Iowa results, US Centre Director Peter Trubowitz writes that Donald Trump and Marco Rubio were also winners, and that Clinton and Sanders’ […]
Book Review Forum: Dynamics among Nations: The Evolution of Legitimacy and Development in Modern States by Hilton Root
In Dynamics among Nations, Hilton Root looks at the waning influence of the West’s policy of liberal internationalism in the face of rising demand for alternative forms of development, centered on China. Peter Trubowitz finds the book’s argument to be a compelling one, but also argues that it may underestimate the continuing ‘demand’ for liberal internationalism, and downplay fears […]