Tag Archives: Donald Trump

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.

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Against All Odds, President Trump May Finally Bring Peace to Afghanistan

The US-Taliban talks are currently indicating towards the formation of a national interim government. However, this formation could still see some roadblocks. The Afghan security establishment, in collusion with “spoilers”, could push back against the peace talks.

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What’s The Economic Impact of a Government Shutdown?

With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is about to enter the new year. Here's what it could mean for the economy.

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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?

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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