The US president as avant-garde provocateur.
From Julius Caesar to Adolf Hitler, history is replete with examples of emergency powers being used to damage the very constitutional order they were designed to protect.
The race is on to find a new head of the World Bank following Jim Yong Kim’s resignation.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
In 2017 US President Donald Trump intensified the use of drones in Somalia.
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Drones are a tool to manage the threat of al-Shabaab, but there's no way they'll defeat the group entirely.
A big hit with white evangelicals.
A recent poll reports that two-thirds of white evangelical women still approve of the president.
Will the public ever see a report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller?
Will the public ever see a report from Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia? Maybe not. There are big legal hurdles to making it public.
President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, during the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush.
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Presidents Day celebrates the American president – not only as a political leader, but as a moral leader. But can a president be a person of strong moral character, as well as a strong leader?
A television set turned on in the West Wing of the White House.
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Calvin Coolidge, during one stretch of his presidency, was getting 15 hours of shut-eye each day, while William Howard Taft was known for nodding off during public events.
Donald Trump prepares to give the 2018 US State of the Union address.
Trump is not the first US president to talk about border security, but he is the only one to make it an "urgent national crisis". Here is a handy deconstruction of President Trump's rhetorical strategy.
Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is eminently qualified to lead the World Bank.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
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The most memorable moment of the night unfolded on the Democrat benches.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Johannesburg in 2018.
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has new aspirations in Africa in pursuit of his country's assertiveness in the global arena.
Trump before delivering the State of the Union address with Pelosi and Pence.
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Four scholars weigh in on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, exploring his statements on immigration, childhood poverty, the border wall and the investigations into his campaign.
Thanks to current right-wing populists, people are conflating right wing ideologies such as being anti-migrant with populism.
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Everyone seems to be talking about populism. But if it is to appeal to ordinary people, why is often framed as a negative thing?
In a return to realism, geopolitical headwinds challenge the US-led campaign against international corporate corruption.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a 2014 press conference in Bahrain.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.
A long tradition of casting blame abroad for economic woes.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference.
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The Fed abruptly ended two years of aggressive interest rate hikes, signaling the longest economic expansion on record may be coming to a close.
The line of succession works like this: If Trump is removed from office, Pence takes over. If both Trump and Pence go, Pelosi would take over.
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Democrats control the House and could impeach Trump if they wanted. But removing the president from office is in the hands of the Senate -- which is still dominated by Republicans.
Australia’s unspoken antipathy to experience is not new, but contrasts sharply with the attitude found in other countries such as the US.
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A corrosive ageism in Australian politics overvalues the new, while discounting experience. If the US and UK can see the value in older politicians, why can't we?