Local power struggles and strong US interests have long shaped political leadership – and presidential assassinations – in Haiti, limiting nation-building projects on the Caribbean island.
Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
Four years of ‘America First’ has seen the US retreat from the world. But as a scholar of international relations explains, Biden could return Washington to the role of a more moral global leader.
President Wilson sanctioned segregation policies more than a century ago by targeting Black civil service workers.
President Trump was direct in announcing he had COVID-19. But presidents in the past have been very good at deceiving the public about the state of their health. Which direction will Trump go now?
President Woodrow Wilson told Black leaders, ‘Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.’ He was one in a long line of racist American presidents.
Suffering a pandemic and the aftermath of a war that killed 50 million, the world in 1920 faced a turning point as it negotiated a new political order. As today, the key issue was racial inequality.
The self-references and superlatives used by President Trump made his State of the Union much more excessive linguistically than this speech’s tone typically is.
Despite many attempts, the Kurds have never won and kept their own nation – though, after World War I, they came close.
Multiple American presidents have viewed US support of Ukraine’s security and democracy as critical to the national interest. President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine are a major divergence.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her job, and two media scholars reflect on the career of the very first press secretary – a model of openness who respected news reporters.
While negotiating the end of the First World War at the Versailles Peace Conference, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson collapsed. Was it a neurological disorder associated with the Spanish Flu?
President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country’s crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Treaty of Versailles is often named as the main cause of World War II. But this is an overly simple explanation.
Forged documents were used by the US government 100 years ago to justify hostile actions against Russia. All but one US newspaper accepted the government’s propaganda. The lessons for today are stark.
US law limits public employees’ political activity. But in today’s hyperpartisan political world, it’s getting harder for public employees to navigate between professional neutrality and politics.
The original arguments Congress made for ‘springing ahead’ have been thoroughly debunked. So why are they still being used by legislators today?
America finds itself in uncharted territory under Donald Trump – not least when it comes to climate change and Israel policy.
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Why would McConnell push a vote to repeal Obamacare when he knows it won’t pass? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.