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The Trump vs Obama Administration’s Relationship with the Media: A Comparative Perspective

The Trump vs Obama Administration’s Relationship with the Media: A Comparative Perspective

Ever since Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase ‘alternative facts’ in a Meet the Press interview hosted by Chuck Todd, it has become clear that the Trump administration has a loose interpretation of what constitutes objective data or statistics. If a news outlet expresses a statement that is contrary to the Trump camp’s agenda, it is...
Trump’s Foreign Policy: What to Expect, If Anything

Trump’s Foreign Policy: What to Expect, If Anything

By the time most American candidates running for president win the election and go from nominee to President-elect, the American public has a well-defined understanding of their central positions and general worldview. This traditional wisdom does not hold as much weight for President-elect Trump. Due to his lack of political experience, Trump has no congressional...
South Korea’s Presidential Scandal: The Park Administration or Choi Administration?

South Korea’s Presidential Scandal: The Park Administration or Choi Administration?

Large crowds of protestors took to the streets of Seoul to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye. As a powerful symbol of resistance, many protestors can be seen wearing masks with Park’s face on them, as if she was a puppet. The vast majority of South Koreans have lost faith in the current administration....
The Price for the Pivot: A More Assertive China and an Uncertain Future

The Price for the Pivot: A More Assertive China and an Uncertain Future

During Barack Obama’s presidency, American foreign policy experienced a number of fundamental changes bound to leave an impact on the international system even after Obama leaves office. The so-called ‘pivot’ to Asia was a policy initiative announced in 2014. Its objective was to shift the United States’ military presence and foreign policy agenda from the...