postcoldwarTassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Adviser)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 6 August 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Tag of war between the White House and Congress is part of the routine of American politics. But it is not without risk. Democrats, still reeling from their humiliating defeat in the November 2016 election, are desperate to undermine and wound President Trump in any way they can irrespective of costs to the United States. Republicans, meantime, are of two minds about the Trump presidency. The party elite, still smarting from Trump’s easily eliminating all “proper” candidates to win the nomination, is stand-offish, if not negative, towards the president...Read more