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.
Amr Abdelatty | 18 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes an unprecedented challenge for the US presidential elections. It coincides with the middle of the first of three scheduled steps to hold them, namely the choice by each party of a candidate through the primary elections or caucuses. This has led some states to delay their primary elections till the summer, in the hope that circumstances will get better for voters to go to the polls.
Mohamad Kawas | 22 Apr 2020
US President Donald Trump’s account of the origins of the coronavirus has changed the path of China’s account of the circumstances of the emergence of the virus. Amidst the versions of both Washington and Beijing of a supposedly non-disputable scientific incident, controversy, political at times and scientific at others, has raged over whether the virus has developed naturally or was man-made inside a laboratory in China.