Donald J. Trump is the new man in charge of the US, and Africa seems to have little cause for celebration. But what does the new Commander-in-Chief really think of the continent?
The new US president and the Manchester United manager are masters of media management – but are they really in the same game?
Is Trump correct in asserting that NATO has outlived its utility? Or that NATO’s members enjoy a 'free ride' on the back of the US? A political scientist examines the evidence.
The new president's inaugural speech emphasised protectionism, co-operation and, most emphatically, putting America first.
Logical and coherent it was not, but Trump's first address as president had some striking themes running through it.
On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
The people who voted for the new American president may not be as hard for the Left to reach as it may appear.
Donald Trump will preside over a new American reality as it takes shape. How can we understand it?
The Greek myths teach that pride comes before a fall – something that our leaders, filled with hubris, rarely see before it's too late.
A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
A scholar of presidential power looks at personality, rationality and the institution of the presidency for clues about what the incoming administration can accomplish.
If someone sees or hears something they don't want to believe...they probably won't believe it.
There's never been greater need for the study of what we don't know, and why we're not supposed to know it.
What we need now is unblinkered analysis and coordinated progressive political action beyond the extreme centre at both the national and international levels.
Populists now run the United States, Russia, Turkey, and the Philippines — as well as many Latin American and African nations. What does this mean for the world?
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
As the Trump era begins, Australian are having an overdue debate about the need for greater self-reliance at a time when American power may be receding.
Trump will be the 44th man to take to the inaugural podium. Very few have left a mark on it.
The first presidency began with a mandate to make America great. What's changed?
The Global Trends report provides a useful starting point to reflect on what's in store for Africa over the next five years. And how the continent should think about responding to its challenges.