House Speaker tells LSE: “no chance” of US–UK trade deal with hard border Brexit

Image courtesy of the LSE US Centre. Nancy Pelosi, speaking at LSE, warned the UK not to harm the Good Friday Agreement if there is to be any free trade deal with the US. Speaker of the US House of…

We might not hate Trump’s wall forever

A review of Professor Callahan’s documentary Great Walls It was with unexpectedly good timing that I visited the Great Wall during a reading week trip to Beijing, barely a week before Professor Callahan’s documentary came out. As I watched the…

Trump, and the Aftermath: A Divided America

Ever since Trump’s election as President in 2016, his reign of misinformation and populism has seemed to go unchecked. The impacts of his term in office have often made headline news, sparked fury amongst liberals, and drawn raucous approval from…

This Is Just The Beginning For Global Trumpism

Features Editor Andrew Solender analyzes the trajectory of far-right, populist movements in Europe and around the globe, and sees no end in sight for the decline of Western liberal democracy. There was a moment, last year, when the tumult and…

Are Trump Voters Right To Fear The Authoritarian Deep State?

The authoritarian ‘deep state’ in Washington showed its face this week, amplifying Trump’s call to drain the swamp. This week The New York Times published an article titled ‘I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’ anonymously. The…

LSE Students Join Protests Against Trump’s Visit

Yesterday, President Trump’s visit to London was met with fierce protest, including that by LSE students. Around 250,000 people joined the protest starting at BBC studios in London and progressing past Regent Street and finishing in Trafalgar Square. A special…

Why Stormy Daniels is important to the #MeToo movement

Porn star Stormy Daniels is currently suing US President Donald Trump over a non-disclosure agreement relating to an alleged affair between the pair in 2006. She revealed in a CBS interview that she had been offered $130,000 ‘hush’ money, and…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to Lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

No, Trump is Not ‘Almost Certain’ to Lose Re-election in 2020

Joss Harrison’s January 30 article, ‘Who will Democrats Choose to Face Trump in 2020?’ about the Democratic primary made several bold predictions about the electoral state of play by 2020. The article paints far too rosy a picture of the…

The upsurge of Macron, and why is this is great news for the UK

From hosting America’s Donald Trump, to an excursion to Xi Jinping’s China, and even the recent Sandhurst Summit with our very own Prime Minister, Theresa May, French state-visits have been an enormous success for the dynamic President of the French,…