U.S. Politics

Trump and South Asia, One Year On: A Case of Policy Continuity With the Past

Despite several notable differences, President Donald Trump’s policy in the region—so far—has largely been strikingly similar to that of President Barack Obama’s.

When assessing President Donald Trump’s efforts abroad over his first year in office, there are copious examples of major foreign policy breaks with his predecessor, Barack Obama. Trump has taken a hard line on Iran, backed out of the Transpacific Partnership agreement, cracked down hard on immigration, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and rejected the idea of climate change.

A Critical Juncture: Public Opinion in U.S.-Mexico Relations

Since the 1980s, the cooperation between the U.S. and Mexican governments has improved tremendously. However, despite the deepening governmental, economic, and societal ties that have occurred over the last two to three decades, the way in which the U.S. and Mexican publics view one another has experienced several ups and downs. Public opinion in the bilateral relationship has risen and fallen even as official relations between the United States and Mexico steadily improved.

Putin and Trump’s Unhappy Reunion

Russian and American media covering last week’s Asia-Pacific summit in Vietnam treated their respective audiences to two very different plots with barely overlapping storylines. Whereas the U.S. media focused on what President Donald Trump said about his Russian counterpart and the U.S. intelligence agencies, the Russian media presented a tense narrative of a summit meeting between Trump and Putin that almost fell through but went on to a happy conclusion, all obstacles notwithstanding.

Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

In Republic of Spin―a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics―presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the rise of the White House spin machine, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His sweeping, startling narrative takes us behind the scenes to see how the tools and techniques of image making and message craft work. We meet Woodrow Wilson convening the first White House press conference, Franklin Roosevelt huddling with his private pollsters, Ronald Reagan’s aides crafting his nightly news sound bites, and George W.

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