December 16, 2017

Tag Archives: Donald Trump

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Lessons Pakistani Democrats Can Learn from Tom Price

Tom Price's resignation may mean an end to his political career, but it reinforces the trust of millions of voters in the American democracy. What can quasi democracies like Pakistan learn from this episode? Read More »

Trump Speaks at The UN: 5 Takeaways

The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations. Read More »

James Mattis’ War

Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war." Read More »

As US Influence Wanes, Is Germany Ready to Step In?

Can Germany expand its international influence in the wake of a partial withdrawal of the U.S. from the international stage depends on its ability to play a regionally integrating role, either at the European Union or in other multilateral fora. Read More »

One Way Trump Went Big League in His First 100 Days

The stack of executive orders, proclamations and memoranda Trump has signed makes other presidents' stacks look puny. Read More »

Would Trump’s Tax Cut Be the Biggest Ever? Fat Chance

The bar for achieving that lofty goal was set almost 150 years ago when Congress cut taxes from as high as 10 percent to zero over two years. Read More »

Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Only Weakens the U.S.

The White House's new Muslim ban does nothing to protect us. Rather than pursuing a global, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda policy that harms the United States’ reputation at home and abroad, the White House would be better served by recognizing the many contributions of immigrants to both our economy and our communities. Read More »

Trump’s Immigration Order is Bad Foreign Policy

This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies. Read More »

Integrity and Character

Neither Obama nor Biden boast tonnes of money, multiple houses and fleet of cars, escorted by massive security after all these years at top posts. And with heads held high, they walk out of their official residences to private homes and public transport. Do or can these examples shame the rulers in countries like Pakistan? Read More »

Understanding Trump’s Inaugural Speech

The speech mimicked today’s political climate. For his base, it will be received as a call for all Americans to unify around his agenda. For his opponents, it will be seen as not only negative, but divisive. Read More »