United States

Briefs

  • Amr Abdelatty | 29 Jun 2020

    President Trump’s Decision to Reduce US Troops in Germany: Motives and Implications

    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 Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Upcoming U.S Presidential Elections

    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

    Significance of the US-Chinese Controversy about Coronavirus and its Potential Consequences

    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.

  • Amr Abdel-Aty | 16 Mar 2020

    Trump’s Attempts to Control American Intelligence Community: Motivations and Consequences

    In an attempt to control the US intelligence community, whose conclusions are routinely rejected by President Donald Trump regarding substantive issues for US national security, including Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential elections, and the potential thereof in this year’s elections, Richard Grenell, the pro-Trump US Ambassador to Germany, was appointed Acting Director of National Intelligence.

  • Amr Abdel-Aty | 20 Feb 2020

    U.S. Democratic Party’s Presidential Primary and the Rise of Bernie Sanders

    The results of the Democratic primary elections in Iowa (February 3, 2020) and New Hampshire (February 11) added a new dimension to the crises facing the Democratic Party and its successive series of failures. The results revealed a deepening division in the party after progressive candidate, Bernie Sanders, won the New Hampshire caucuses. The rise of Sanders has sparked fears among the party’s elite, who have begun to deploy policies that would undermine Sanders, and find an alternative to him as the party’s candidate in the next presidential elections in November.