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US diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics an "important symbol": Prof Shaun Breslin

The USA is planning a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, due to concerns over human rights violations in China. Professor Shaun Breslin, a leading expert on Chinese politics from the Department of Politics and International Studies, offers his view.

Dr Trevor McCrisken explains why the 2020 Presidential Race still hasn't been called

"Usually by a couple of days into the counts you do have a clear idea of which candidate will win which states. This year it’s much more difficult to call because of the time it’s taking to get through some of these really quite substantial numbers of ballots, of postal votes especially, in some of the crucial states - so we don’t yet have either candidate at the magical 270 Electoral College votes needed for a win."

Trump fears economic impact of COVID-19 will wreck re-election: Dr Trevor McCrisken

This week, US President Donald Trump seemed to change his attitude towards the COVID-19 pandemic, admitting the seriousness of the situation, and the necessity of social distancing for the next few months.

Dr Trevor McCrisken, from the Department of Politics and International Studies, offers his expert perspective.

Fri 03 Apr 2020, 11:20 | Tags: USA, America, United States, coronavirus, COVID19

Super Tuesday: who will be the next leader of the Democratic party?

Super Tuesday is the most important day in the US race to the White House so far, as 14 states vote on who should be the US Democratic presidential candidate.

Dr Trevor McCrisken from the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick comments on who could take the title - Biden, Sanders or Bloomberg.

Tue 03 Mar 2020, 09:58 | Tags: Politics, USA, America, election, Politics and International Studies, us

US House of Representatives votes to curtail the President's war powers

"Largely a symbolic motion [which] shows how deeply polarized American politics has become." International Security expert Dr. Georg Lofflmann comments on the resolution passed by the House of Representatives to curtail President Trump's powers to wage war against Iran.

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