A Fundamental Challenge to U.S. Leadership Abroad
Special to RealClear World In the weeks ahead, and in the wake of Washington visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there is much at stake for the United States and its key allies in Europe. The U.S. decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal raises questions about future […]
Do America and Europe have as strong a relationship as we think?
Special to The Hill In the wake of the state visit to Washington of French President Emmanuel Macron and the upcoming meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump, an already rocky relationship between the United States and Europe faces serious challenges in the months ahead. May 12 is the deadline for a Trump administration […]
Fewer People in Latin America See the U.S. Favorably Under Trump
The eighth Summit of the Americas begins this Friday in Lima, Peru. President Donald Trump was originally scheduled to attend the summit, but he has now decided to stay in Washington to address the ongoing crisis in Syria. Vice President Mike Pence will represent the United States in Trump’s place. Pence’s visit comes amid a […]
Europeans Want Direct Democracy
Across the 10 EU countries the Pew Research Center polled in 2017, a median of 50 percent say they are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in their country.
Many Americans Going to the Polls Are Not Happy With Our Democracy
Just 46 percent of Americans say they are satisfied with the way democracy is working today in the United States, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey.
Strongman Modi Chimes With Voters but Seen as Soft on Pakistan
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP party recently scored victories in two state-level elections. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center this past spring illustrates many of the reasons Modi was able to claim victory in both votes.
Taking the Measure of America’s Powers of Attraction
America’s much-vaunted soft power, which has long been touted as an antidote to its oft-criticized “hard power” image, is actually enhanced more by pop-culture exports than by its reputation for protecting civil liberties or its ideas about democracy.
U.S. Adults Worry About Global Regard for Their Nation
A polarized electorate and alarming policy reversals reduce confidence at home and abroad in U.S. global leadership
Global Confidence in the United States Is Shaken
Though just six months old, Donald Trump’s presidency has already had a major impact on how the world views the United States.
New Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Leadership
Almost seven months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the president is losing “bigly” on the world stage. According to polling by the Pew Research Centre, belief in the US’ ability to lead in world affairs is at an all time low.
The EU Is Alive and Well, But the Referendums Are Coming
The resounding June 18 victory of the pro-European Union En Marche party in the French National Assembly elections suggests, to paraphrase Mark Twain, that reports of the imminent death of the EU were premature.
Do British Voters Regret Brexit Enough to Dump Theresa May?
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 48 percent in Britain think exiting the EU will be bad for their country, compared with 44 percent who say Brexit will benefit their nation.
Americans want sanctions against North Korea. What will Trump do?
When Congress reconvenes next week, North Korea and China will be near the top of the Washington policy agenda, if not the legislative calendar.
Frustrations and expectations in sub-Saharan Africa
When asked about the most pressing problems in their countries, people in sub-Saharan Africa often recite a familiar list of challenges: poverty, health care, education, corruption, and other difficult issues.
Americans’ fear of China ebbs in the age of Trump
Ahead of that ‘difficult’ Xi summit, Americans’ worries about U.S. debt, job losses and trade imbalances have eased, and their overall opinion of China has grown more positive.
The Politics of Belonging
The tide of people moving across the world as immigrants or refugees has sparked concern in the developed world – from the United States to Europe to Australia.
In light of Trump’s travel ban, do you have to be Christian to be a true American?
The White House claims that an executive order temporarily closing U.S. borders to refugees and others from seven predominantly Muslim countries is about national security, not religion. Critics claim the order amounts to a ban on Muslims.
Refugees in the Mind of the West
The Trump administration’s executive order was a reminder that immigration has been a hotly contested issue in American politics at various times in both the 19th and 20th centuries.
Scared of China? In U.S., fear runs along age, partisan lines
Over the past quarter century, more than one U.S. president has pledged to get “tough on China.”
A U.S. dream, or nightmare, for Europeans?
“America,” wrote Hannah Arendt in 1954, “has been both the dream and the nightmare of Europe.”