Tagged: Donald Trump

America is a country of immigrants – Trump himself is the grandson of German and Scottish immigrants. (Photo: laverrue (Flickr))

United We (Should) Stand

Trump and the far-right are using immigration as a distraction – the problems the working class are living with lay with the system we live under. The countries of the world are more connected...

Ministers of foreign affairs from the UN Security Council’s five permanent member states and Iran announce the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program. (Credit: US State Department)

Fuelling Meltdown with Iran

US President Donald Trump’s attitude towards Iran spells disaster, not just for relations with Iran, but for peace in the Middle East and the rest of the world. 16 January 2016 marked the implementation...

The Women’s March sent a clear message to Trump: don’t expect to infringe on female rights without protest. (Photo: Greg Cook)

Raise Your Fists And March Around

Now that the election is over, you could be forgiven for thinking that Americans are powerless to prevent Trump’s tyranny. However, there’s still one outlet to make him listen – protest. It’s safe to...

Sally Yates, ex-Acting Attorney General. (Photo: Daykan Com/Flickr)

United in Division

Donald Trump was elected on the back of vast divisions in the American psyche; unironically, it looks like his presidency will keep things that way. When the acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, was fired...

Secretary of Defence nominee James Mattis (left) and National Security Advisor nominee Michael Flynn (right). (Photo: The Hill)

Generals At War

Donald Trump made national security a central part of his campaign. Akshay Narayan examines how his National Security Advisor and Secretary of Defence have conflicting views.   The two most significant national security officials...

Violent protests after an election are highlighting the polarisation of modern politics. (Photo: The Guardian)

Healthy Debate is Dying

We are becoming increasingly intolerant to those who have political opinions which differ to our own. Sneering at Donald Trump’s supporters as “racists”, “bigots” and “sexists” only makes you part of the problem. The election...

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Three Cheers for 2016

When people chalk up 2016 as a bad year, they are lacking a fundamental sense of perspective. 2016 has been a fantastic year! This is not a sentiment you will hear expressed very widely;...

Following his electoral victory, Donald Trump must nominate candidates to fill in the most important positions in the world. (Photo: CNN)

The Trump Team

With President-elect Donald Trump scheduled to be inaugurated in less than two months, Casey Kroll analyses the potential next cabinet. He did it. He defied all odds and won the Presidency of the United...

Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders could be the next two figures from the populist right to come to power. (Photo: La Capital)

Right on Top

The populist right is transforming from an insurgent to a dominant force in western politics. Its legacy will be highly mixed. It has become almost a cliché over the past few years to talk...

Tony Blair has faced more than a decade of criticism over his conduct in the run up to the Iraq War. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau)

The Crumbling Centrist Consensus

Divided and powerless, centrists have their leaders to blame for the immense unpopularity of their ideology. On 8 November, centrism was dealt its most savage blow yet, as Donald Trump was elected to serve...

Don’t fight the man, fight his politics. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Don’t Make Him a Martyr

Accusing Donald Trump of racism or sexism will only bolster his support. If he fails the Electoral College on these grounds, we might never hear the end of it. When compared to other modern...

Marine Le Pen looks forward to next year’s Presidential election. (Photo: New York Times)

Et maintenant, Le Pen?

After Donald Trump’s shock victory in the United States, populists are on the march. Can Marine Le Pen replicate his success next year? If 2016 was the year of triumph for the political outsider,...

Whilst Reagan stoked a revival of the US's classical liberal tradition, Trump has snuffed it out. (Photo: Salon)

Bye Bye Miss American Pie

Donald Trump’s election victory is the death knell for the founding ideology of the United States. On 9 November 2016, Donald Trump, to the astonishment of virtually everyone (including, most likely, the man himself)...

Sudden Death

After nearly two years of campaigning, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make their last stand. Casey Kroll analyses both candidates’ chances in becoming the next leader of the free world. America is an...

Elected the same way, Trump and Corbyn pose the same danger. (Image: IB Times)

Personality Trumps Policy

Totalitarianism has, in our history, been derived from a focus on personality rather than policy. Many current politicians, while not necessarily totalitarian, have shown that we could be throwing ourselves on a dangerous road...

David Cameron Resigns after losing the June 2016 European Union Referendum (Photo: The Mirror/ Dan Kitwood)

In Defence of Populism

Whilst centrist parties ignore the warning signs and refuse to address the underlying issues, European populists march ever closer to government. Politics undoubtedly comes in waves. For a long time, centrism was the word...

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