"Trump is acting in manner that suggests that he hopes to repeat his 2016 feat of winning the Electoral College but not the popular vote. What he has said and done to date is consistent with that strategic premise.
"The normal functioning of our check-and-balance system has been dependent on some degree of cooperation between the parties. It has seized up in recent years as the parties have become more polarized and ideological," writes CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama for The American Interest.
“All of us involved with the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective think the demarcation between American and comparative politics is fuzzy,” Kuo said -- hence the program's name. Even the center’s Americanist faculty members do comparative work, she added, and the “rest of us are comparativists who have long believed that the U.S.
''US President Donald Trump’s decision to pursue a more aggressive Iran policy underscores his administration’s misunderstanding of the Iranian regime. Shelving the 2015 nuclear deal would not only heighten regional tensions; it would also embolden the very hardliners that the US has been seeking to contain," writes Abbas Milani in his latest for the Project Syndicate.
"We have entered a new era in which two great-power adversaries are threatening our democratic way of life with great subtlety and sophistication," writes Larry Diamond for The American Interest. Read the article here.