US President Donald Trump has promised a stepped-up military campaign against Taliban insurgents who have gained ground against the US-backed Afghan government.
In interviews in multiple cities this weekend, Americans who voted for Trump said Bannon’s departure on Friday was the removal of an unnecessary distraction for the Trump presidency, while others saw his role as largely inconsequential and possibly overblown.
Steve Bannon was instrumental in some of Trump’s most contentious policy moves, including the immigration bans and abandoning the Paris climate accord.
North Korea’s rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland has fuelled a surge in tensions in recent days.
Amidst the doom and gloom of Trumpism, Americans are discovering the politics of mass mobilisation to wage the battles thrust upon them.
The dispute between Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster and political strategist Stephen Bannon has reached destabilising levels of animosity.
Trump’s national security adviser H.R.McMaster had moved to replace Cohen-Watnick when concerns were raised in back in March.
Scaramucci’s brief tenure was marked by a determination to crack down on White House leaks to the media and profanity-filled comments to The New Yorker
While not a surprise, Sean Spicer’s departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes in President Trump’s media and legal teams.
Trump advisors have taken different sides on whether to stay or exit the pact, but major US companies are petitioning to remain to protect competitiveness.
Despite the military and neoconservatives sharing hostility toward certain states, they don’t always see eye to eye, especially in terms of garnering multilateral support.
The reversals on Russia and NATO could reassure US allies in Europe who were rattled by Trump’s overtures toward Moscow during the campaign.
As Donald Trump tackles troubles at home, US interventionism is taking over policymaking. The president is now fully embraced by the national security and foreign policy establishment.
Vice president Mike Pence said Bannon would continue to play an important role in policy and played down the shake-up as routine.
Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the ideologue over the question of Islam.
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has strongly advocated a continued US presence in Afghanistan, something South Block also would like to see.
Donald Trump’s extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters?
Is there any modern precedent for this total lack of experience in the top echelons of the White House, including the National Security Council?
Jared Kushner, married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, is taking the post after receiving legal counsel that doing so would not violate the anti-nepotism law.
Some Republicans have backed the shift while conservatives who had revelled in the possibility of a Clinton prosecution were not pleased.
In a conversation with the New York Times, the US president-elect appeared to have moderated his views on key issues, including prosecuting Hillary Clinton.
Stephen Bannon also praised the Modi government for “banning” Greenpeace.
US President Obama and president-elect Trump met on Thursday for the first time, to discuss the transition to the Republican’s inauguration on January 20.
“I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues,” said Donald Trump.