Take Care  //  5/7/17  //  Topic Update

President Trump’s continued willingness to deal with autocratic leaders has alarmed human rights activists (WaPo).

  • Gell Greenwald posits that President Trump’s cooperation with despotic leaders has parallels in American history (The Intercept).
  • But the Editorial Board of the New York Times disagrees, saying that for the most part American presidents have tried to serve as a moral compass and that President Trump has abandoned this commitment.

Given the United States’ large role in funding international aid organizations, a tightening of the wallet would have far-reaching effects, argues Nikki Reisch at Just Security.

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump threatened to take aid away from Palestine if Palestinian leadership remained unwilling to negotiate with Israel. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the new embassy in Jerusalem would open in 2019.