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An evangelical outreach in Uganda led by the prominent and wealthy pastor Robert Kayanja. WALTER ASTRADA/AFP via Getty Images

Trump is out, but US evangelicalism remains alive and well in Africa

African evangelism is born from – and often funded by – American evangelism, and with it comes a damaging cocktail of rightwing ideologies, especially during the Donald Trump years.
Biden’s is entrusting Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken to set U.S. foreign policy on a different course. Mark Makela/Getty Images

Biden’s chance to revive US tradition of inserting ethics in foreign policy

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.
As president, Trump has cultivated close relations with autocratic leaders while distancing the U.S. from its traditional allies in Europe and Asia. Bernd von Jutrczenka/picture alliance via Getty Images

Trump’s foreign policy is still ‘America First’ – what does that mean, exactly?

In 2016 Trump promised to 'shake the rust off America's foreign policy.' Four years later, it's clearer what that looks like: a US that sits on the sidelines of world crises and collaborations alike.
In this June 2019 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Canada must navigate U.S.-China tensions by staying true to its values

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government seems helpless and confused on how to manage the tensions between the United States and China after being caught in the conflict's crosshairs.
Is there really a strong division between folks like Brexit leader Farage and global citizens Bill Gates and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau? REUTERS/Peter Nicholls, Geoff Robins

Rise in globalism doesn’t mean the end for nationalists

Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr (with the yellow t-shirt) in front of a statue of Paul Kruger at Church Square in Pretoria. Alon Skuy/The Times

Donald Trump, white victimhood and the South African far-right

The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.

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