#Trump

19/04/2017 KNE

The ten minutes that changed Trump’s mind

Trump isn’t a normal president. His unpredictability could prompt Beijing to tighten its act on Pyongyang. This might turn out to be a real asset in the conflict in the sense that it could convince Beijing to abandon tolerating Kim Jong-un’s erratic behaviour.

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#Trump

27/02/2017 KNE

Trump’s hopeful North Korea approach

Donald Trump will have to give up his hawkish campaign rhetoric and accept the realities of diplomacy. Washington and Beijing must seize this narrow time window to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme.

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#Trump/India

02/02/2017 KNE

Indo-US relations under Trump

Trump seems surprisingly indifferent towards India considering its large outsourcing industry. Could this have something to do with his business interest in the country or his closeness to right-wing Hindu groups?

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#Trump/Brexit

31/01/2017 KNE

The New Special Relationship

Theresa May's desperate attempts at making Donald Trump post-Brexit Britain's most important partner will prove to be a dangerous political liability. 

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#Trump

13/12/2016 KNE

Trump's China Policy

It is still hugely unclear what exactly Donald Trump’s foreign policy stances as the next president of the US will be. The recent nomination of the chief executive of Exxon Mobil and BFF of Vladimir Putin, Rex Tillerson, as his preferred US secretary hints that realpolitik and deal-making will be Trump’s foreign policy of choice. While it is still uncertain what America’s new found love with Russia might look like in the future, Trump has made it quite clear that ties with China will fundamentally change.

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#Trump

01/12/2016 KNE

White working-class angst

The EU referendum and the American elections have brought white working-class voters back to the global political arena. In the aftermaths of the two elections they have been blamed for making the decisive difference. Most strikingly about these elections is that this group's interests are very likely to be harmed by their votes. Yet they decided to vote against their traditional representatives. So what exactly went wrong? Where does the anger come from? And why has politics failed the white working-class so badly?

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#Trump

19/10/2016 KNE

Is this the next step towards a cold cyberwar?

Last week WikiLeaks published thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. In July, more than 19,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee were hacked and published by WikiLeaks, which prompted the resignation of its chairwoman. U.S. intelligence agencies and the White House are blaming Russia for the hacks. Is the Kremlin directly interfering with the US presidential election?

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#Trump

05/10/2016 KNE

The social media fascist

Trump is openly racist and misogynist. His entire campaign aims at playing with the fears of those left behind by globalisation. His answers are extremely simple and he clearly defines America’s enemies. There is no question whether he is a right-wing populist. But is he a fascist? Can he even be compared to Hitler? Or is he just an extreme narcissist - an eccentric businessman, a sociopath, a bigot, who happens to think that he is the perfect fit for the most powerful job in the world?

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#Trump

27/09/2016 KNE

I have a son. He's 10 years old. He has computers.

Objectively speaking there is no doubt that Hillary Clinton won last night’s debate. She was well prepared, appeared more presidential and repeatedly managed to put Donald Trump on the defensive. On the other hand, Trump often contradicted himself, seemed to lose concentration and often just randomly shouted out buzzwords without mentioning any real facts or credible policy suggestions.

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27/04/2016 NPR

Apparently Trump Gave a “Sober Foreign Policy Address”

Donald Trump, the man who doesn’t “do the email thing”, has given his first major speech on foreign policy without mentioning the wall with Mexico (“nobody can build a fence like me”). According to NPR it wasn’t even that bad.

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