The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
Vladimir Putin's aggressive nuclear strategy threatens to unpick decades of careful negotiation.
American psychologists Nour Kteily and Emile Bruneaushow how some politicians appeal to those who demonise marginalised groups, and how those groups respond with intensified hostility.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
Beware the 'clasp and yank'.
For a small price, Donald Trump could score the easy win he's been waiting for.
The Johnson Amendment requires houses of worship to stay away from politics to receive tax exemptions. Yet, their leaders can speak out in a variety of ways that could reflect their religious views.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
Losing a national security adviser is one thing – weeks and months of slow-drip crises is quite another.
As with so many other areas of policy, Trump vacillates from one pole to another on Israel.
He campaigned on the notion that his business experience would equip him to 'make America great again,' but running a family company is poor training for the presidency.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.
Pope Francis appears to have defended Native American protests on the North Dakota pipeline issue. Indigenous cultures have a right to defend 'their ancestral relationship to the Earth,' he said.
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Donald Trump claims that there is a tremendous increase in the number of people with autism. Is he right?
Barack Obama's high standing in sub-Sahara Africa persisted despite grumbling that he never delivered American largess to the degree many initially expected.
After World War II, psychologists identified character traits that explained why so many people were complicit in Hitler's crimes. Are we seeing something similar now?
In the face of planetary problems such as climate change, does national citizenship lose its meaning?
The divine right of kings was dismantled after a bloody conflict nearly 400 years ago. The impulse which led to that change should protect us from the reign of the White House emperor.