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January 26, 2018

United States
Trump State of the Union Ten Facts About the State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first official State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. The White House has not revealed the details of the speech yet, but it will likely hit m…

August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
Charlottesville The U.S. Far Right’s Message of Hate Will Not Prevail Outside Its Internet Echo Chamber

The U.S. far right has learned from the self-declared Islamic State to spread its message of hate online. Fortunately, the neo-Nazi message is less likely to spread offline in the United States.

April 6, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Architect Joe Weishaar adjusts flags in honor of the fallen Washington area WWI veterans on Veterans Day at DC War Memorial in Washington Remembering America’s Entry into the Great War

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of Congress declaring war on Germany, thereby thrusting the United States into the Great War, or what we know today as World War I. The vote was a major turn…

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

January 17, 2017

Elections and Voting
President-elect Trump's view from his podium is seen during a dress rehearsal on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington Remembering the Best (and Worst) Inaugural Addresses

In three days, Donald J. Trump gets to do what only thirty-eight other Americans have ever done: deliver an inaugural address. He can expect a large audience for his remarks. Nearly 38 million Americ…

January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…

November 9, 2016

Diplomacy and International Institutions
rtx2spx6_t Goodbye to All That? World Order in the Wake of Trump

Among its many implications, Donald Trump’s election as president calls into question the open liberal international order this country has championed and defended for more than seven decades. The ed…

February 21, 2013

Trade
John Kerry delivers his first speech as U.S. Secretary of State at the University of Virginia on February 20, 2013 (U.S. Department of State/Flickr). John Kerry's Maiden Speech: Economics Trumps Everything

If there was any question about whether Secretary of State John Kerry would continue Hillary Clinton’s signature “economic statecraft” initiative, it was put to rest in his very first speech. Speakin…