EPC | 20 Oct 2020
The astonishing question that awaits American politics as we enter the last month before presidential elections is whether President Trump will accept electoral defeat. Trump has several times indicated that he may not accept the result of the November presidential election if he is defeated by his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.
Amr Abdelatty | 28 Sep 2020
On 26 September 2020, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett for membership of the US Supreme Court to succeed the deceased liberal judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, thus provoking a fierce battle in the Republican-majority Senate, in light of the strong opposition of Democrats to Trump’s nomination of a judge to fill the vacant position in the Court during the electoral process, considering that this right belongs to the winning president in the upcoming elections.
Ahmed Diab | 08 Sep 2020
The US is considered the most religious among developed Western countries. According to a 2016 Gallup study, 80 percent of Americans define themselves as "religious". While the US policy is based on the principle of complete separation between church and state, the influence of religious people is clear in the choice of presidents, and it plays an important role in the election campaigns leading up to the autumn 2020 presidential race. However, to what extent would the religious factor be influential and effective in determining the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections?
Amr Abdelatty | 02 Sep 2020
Despite President Donald Trump largely having control over the Republican Party and the loyalty of his staff, a number of prominent officials from the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush, and even some of those who have served under Trump, have announced their support for Democratic Party candidate and former Vice-President Joe Biden. They have started working to achieve a victory for Biden in the presidential elections scheduled for November 3, 2020, as they see Trump’s re-election as a threat to national security.
EPC | 24 Aug 2020
The positions of the US political elite on the treaty between the UAE and Israel have focused on examining the gains of the three sides (the UAE, the US and Israel) from it, its implications for security and stability in the Middle East region and the Palestinian-Israeli peace process which has been stagnant for decades, and finally the possibilities that other Arab countries would follow the example of the UAE in normalizing their relations with Israel.
Amr Abdelatty | 16 Aug 2020
After a campaign of scrutiny and examination of the records of more than a dozen female candidates for the position, Democratic candidate Joe Biden announced on 11 August 2020 that he has chosen the Senator for California and his former rival in the Party’s primaries Kamala Harris as his deputy, as she was the candidate for the position with the fewest flaws.
Amr Abdulatty | 18 Jul 2020
In early 2020, Republicans in the US Senate – with the exception of Senator Mitt Romney – voted not to impeach President Donald Trump. As the scheduled date of the next presidential elections (November 3, 2020) approaches, however, not all Republicans appear to be ready to line up behind their president, who is seeking a second term. Criticism of Trump from within the Republican Party has often outstripped that from his Democratic opponents.
Amr Abdelatty | 29 Jun 2020
After leaks published by the US newspaper The Wall Street Journal on 5 June 2020 based on statements by a US government official in which he said that President Donald Trump has ordered the Defense Department to reduce the number of US troops present in Germany by 9,500 soldiers out of a total of 34,500 soldiers stationed there, in mid-June 2020, the US President said that his country will reduce the number of its soldiers stationed in Germany to 25 thousand. He considered that the US presence there incurs enormous costs that are borne by Washington in return for nothing.