All posts tagged president

The Obamas: unusual portraits for an unusual presidency

For years, the official paintings of the USA’s former Commander-in-Chief’s at the National Portrait Gallery comprised white presidents painted by white artists. It comes as no surprise, then, that the […]

Time Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers… and Donald Trump

TIME has named their ‘Person of the Year’ as The Silence Breakers; people of various ages, races, gender and professions who have spoken out against sexual assault. In a post-Weinstein […]

Why the travel ban won’t bring a halt to terrorist threat in the US

President Trump, after being in office for 12 days, signed 18 executive orders and memorandums. Surprisingly, the figure falls one short of the executive orders and memorandums signed by President […]

The “Bad Guys”?: Stereotypes & International Relations

Two world superpowers have been battling it out in the ring of politics for years with tensions and hostilities never seeming to cease. The frail relationship has been maximised at […]

“Theater must always be a safe and special place”

The Theater must always be a safe and special place – Donald J.Trump (via. Twitter) This tweet followed the Vice President Elect, Mike Pence’s trip to see Hamilton, where he […]

To Peace, or Not to Peace?

In 1995, Hoolbroke described Yugoslavia as the ‘greatest collective security failure of the West since the 1930s.’ Jasmin Mujanovic, professor at York University questioned if Syria had displaced it? After […]

The Angry Corner – Humanity, I Grieve and Despair You

November has been long, arduous, and eventful. And, much as you may like to forget (or try to), Donald Trump won the presidential election and will be the next president […]

Citizen Trump

I woke up on Wednesday, like most of the Western world, with a dizzying sense of horror. Donald Trump was President-elect. The liberal worst nightmare, manifested as an orange reality […]

Why Trump’s Victory Is Not a Shock.

“I didn’t actually think he would win”, “I’m so surprised Trump won”, “I’m in shock”. I’m not being cynical but why do people say these things? Are you surprised that […]