PhD student Chloe Doherty offers personal reflections on the emotional rollercoaster of the Donald Trump presidency.
Our student John Smith argues that the EU could replace the United States as the world’s military superpower, but it must start to cooperate more closely in areas that were hitherto left to individual member states.
Christian Turner is undergraduate coordinator at the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS) at Canterbury Christ Church University.
At the time of writing, Donald J. Trump has been president of the United States for 204 days, 4 hours, 33 minutes and 13 seconds.
On Wednesday, 8 February, we are hosting Dr Adrian Pabst (University of Kent & Res Publica) as part of our politics open lecture series with a talk titled “A post-liberal age? Trump, Brexit & the shape of Western politics”.
By Dr David Bates, Director of Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University
Global Governance, 9 November 2016
Analysing the 2016 US Election Results: Student Blogs
Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election 2016 – read a first round of commentaries from our experts at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Dr Andre Barrinha, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
“In terms of foreign policy, I think it will be particularly interesting to see what the now President-elect Donald Trump will do regarding NATO and Russia. Despite his sceptical stance towards the Atlantic Alliance during the campaign (partially reversed in one of the debates with Hillary Clinton when he said he was ‘all for NATO’) , I suspect the US support for NATO will continue. The business as usual attitude may not apply to the currently tense relations between Russia and the US. Trump has more than once declared its admiration for President Putin and conspiracy theories aside, we could see a rapprochement between Washington and Moscow, which could have important implications for Eastern Europe and the Middle East. More due to the tone of his campaign than anything else, it will also be interesting to see how relations with Mexico and the Muslim world will unfold. Finally, in Brussels, Berlin and other European capitals, Washington will certainly feel a distant place today. One has to wonder if London woke up with the same feeling…”
*It is not guaranteed that all points made in this comment piece are true!
By Dr David Bates, Director of Politics and International Relations,
Canterbury Christ Church University
According to the common view, we have entered a period of post-truth politics. What is meant by this term is however somewhat ambiguous.