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Biden delivers big bucks with new stimulus bill

The Student‘s White House Correspondents on what President Biden’s American Rescue Plan means for the US economy With a bill widely touted as a pastiche of the New Deal, US President Joe Biden is one step closer to becoming Franklin D. Roosevelt’s spiritual successor. A bold endeavour to jolt the US economy into action, President […]

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At the Munich Security Conference, Biden pulls no punches

“America is back,” US President Joe Biden boldly asserted at the Munich Security Conference this February, outlining a combative but calculated attitude in dealing with America’s most militaristic adversaries.  Unlike previous presidencies, Mr Biden seemingly has no interest in a foreign policy ‘reset’ with Russia. His views are clear and uncompromising: Russia represents the “biggest […]

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It’s high time the US re-evaluated its relationship with Israel

All the world’s a stage but, as the world’s hegemon, the United States are more than a mere player. After a year in which Israel’s domestic and coronavirus policy has led to significant abuses of human rights, the Biden administration must rethink their diplomatic relations and incentivise the Israeli government to change their policies. The […]

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The Student’s White House Correspondents on President Biden’s first 100 days

US President Joe Biden has inherited an intensifying series of crises that have few analogues. Economic catastrophe, clear cut racial divisions, and a pandemic that has swelled into the world’s largest public health disaster are among the many quandaries Mr Biden has been elected to manage.  No playbook or remedy exists to deal with such […]

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After Trump, what’s next for the Republican party?

And so, the Trump presidency came to an end, with a flurry of  pardons and a trip to Palm Beach, Florida.  But while he is no longer a looming presence in Washington DC, Mr Trump and trumpism are likely to remain central to the Republican party for years to come.  So, what’s next for the […]

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Joe Biden’s inauguration – unity amid disunity

Joe Biden’s inauguration will be remembered for a number of historic firsts, as well as the urging of unity amidst disunity.   The Covid-19 pandemic inevitably impacted the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States.  The crowds that usually throng the Mall on such occasions were conspicuously absent, and instead almost 200,000 US flags […]

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Biden’s Inauguration: the making and breaking of tradition

Inauguration Day is as historically rooted as it is dynamic, ever reflective of the society each incoming leader exists in. As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their oaths, the backdrop is unlike any before- one of face masks and distance, of heightened security and a loud absence of both the usual crowds and the […]

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The risking of the special relationship?

Whilst Joe Biden’s election was met with jovial singing in the streets of New York City, some abstained from partaking in the festivities after it was reported that Biden does not care for the UK’s very own Boris Johnson. Not only could this (albeit, anticipated) revelation risk the UK’s important Special Relationship with the US, […]