The struggle to elect a Speaker of the House illuminates the strength far-right Republicans and Trump allies may have in the future, which Ambassador Garčević argues could make it difficult for mainline Republicans to govern the House over the next two years.
“It is essential that [the Inter-American Development Bank] resume its task of promoting the development of Latin America and not become a foreign policy tool for the United States.”
Describing the elections as “critically important” for the future of the U.S., Ambassador Garčević said that no matter the results of the mid-term elections, former President Trump might take it as a pretext to run for President again in 2024.
In his interview, Professor Lukes explains the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling, how it doesn’t represent the view of a majority of Americans, as well as former President Donald Trump’s influence on the decision.
In his comments, Ambassador Storella discusses his experience working on the SIV program, notes the rigorous nature of the vetting process, and explains how the Trump administration intentionally broke the program.
In exploring what led to the January 6 Capitol riots, Ambassador Heine places the event within the broader crisis of Western democracies and the rise of populism that has been its hallmark.
Despite President Biden’s posturing himself as all that former President Donald Trump is not, he is increasingly being compared to his enemy due to his recent foreign affairs fumbles. Professor Shifrinson offers his insights on Sweedish Public Television.
“‘Extreme vetting’ produced extreme delays that put our allies’ lives at risk and contributed to the desperate scenes we are witnessing in Kabul today.”
In multiple articles, Lt Gen Weinstein applauds President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal strategy stating, “you can’t focus on all those other activities when you’re mired in Afghanistan.”
“Fear of people more powerful than them and political opportunism prevailed over the truth.”
“Taking children is a crime of long standing in America. It is not a recent mutation, a freak accident on which we can easily turn the page.”
“The real ‘trial’ of what happened on January 6 will continue in the public imagination for a long time to come.”
“Authoritarian predispositions are not a problem that can just be educated away…a strong rhetorical focus on a unified Americanness can play a vital role in reassuring and deactivating the innately intolerant.”
The incoming Biden administration will face many challenges in the coming years, but every challenge creates opportunity.
Professor Stern discussed whether the January 6 attack on the Capitol was an act of terrorism, what motivated those behind the attack, and what she feels can be done to prevent further violence.
Dean Najam called out the ever growing divide between political ideologies and the seemingly broken political environment in the U.S., which he has previously referred to as “The Angst of America.”
Professor Stern discusses how social media and the internet acts “like a hall of mirrors” for right-wing extremists.
“President Trump doesn’t say go out and attack the Capitol but he is encouraging people to believe that the election was stolen.”
Professor Lukes discusses the failures of the Trump presidency, what led him to the office, and his legacy.
Congressman Miguel Pizarro, Dr. Carlos Blanco, and Dr. Michael McCarthy discussed the current Venezuelan regime and evolving relations with the U.S.