U.S.

January, 2020

  • 9 January

    Trump, Like Obama, Tests the Limits of Presidential War Powers

    With Congress bitterly divided along partisan lines, it’s clear the majority of senators – Republicans – will have veto power over any congressional effort to check Trump’s actions.

December, 2019

  • 31 December

    7 Strategies to Succeed with Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Remember, you aren’t likely to achieve your New Year’s resolutions by being self-critical and hard on yourself. Instead, boost your willpower through a series of small and strategic steps that will help you succeed.

  • 20 December

    From Vietnam to Afghanistan, All US Governments Lie

    The Afghanistan papers reveal yet again that statesmen still believe the truth should be concealed. But the credibility of statecraft and leadership itself were seriously eroded by the Vietnam lies, weakening the fabric of democracy.

  • 3 December

    At 70, is NATO Still Important? 5 Essential Reads

    Several scholars around the U.S. have looked at aspects of the role of NATO in a changing world.

November, 2019

  • 25 November

    2020 Campaign: The More Women Run, The More They’re Treated Like Candidates

    Aware of their symbolic status, women feel extra pressure to perform and “prove their competence” while simultaneously trying not to make the men “look bad” and “blend noticeably into the predominant male culture.”

October, 2019

  • 29 October

    Is the US Losing the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race?

    Military leaders see the threat to U.S. technological leadership coming from two main sources: a rising and ambitious China and a mischievous and declining Russia. Taken together, these forces challenge global stability.

  • 8 October

    Investigations Usually Hurt a President’s Reputation – But Trump Isn’t Usual

    Investigations often damage the president's approval rating, particularly if the inquiry drags on for a long time. But that may not matter to a historically unpopular president like Trump.

  • 6 October

    America Now Solves Problems with Troops, Not Diplomats

    The U.S. is seen as a threat not simply because it has expanded its use of armed force abroad over time, but because at the same time it has abrogated a number of its own core principles of legitimacy, claims one researcher.

  • 1 October

    Could President Trump be Impeached and Convicted?

    Given the timing of an impeachment vote in the House and a Senate trial, a verdict could be rendered with the 2020 general election campaign in full swing, or even between Election Day and inauguration. This would create serious doubt and deep division about whether a president removed from office could legitimately take the oath of office again.

September, 2019

  • 12 September

    How TV Cameras Influence Candidates’ Debate Success

    People who watch the debates should be vigilant about how their opinions are being influenced not just by what they hear from the candidates, but how they see them on the screen.