Ken Gude

Senior Fellow with the National Security Team at the Center for American Progress

The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters

The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters America is still in shock—both opponents and supporters—over Donald Trump’s surprise victory on November 8th. We must now, however, attempt to assess what a Trump administration foreign policy would look like. That task is made more difficult by his complete lack of any policy depth and …

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On the Campaign Trail

American presidential politics has crossed a Rubicon. In the span of 48 hours, the United States government formally accused Russia of directly interfering in the presidential election, an 11 year old video was released showing Donald Trump bragging about committing sexual assault, Trump held a media event with women who accuse Bill Clinton of sexual …

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On the Campaign Trail

How had Trump survive these mistakes that would have been fatal to any other campaign?

US Elections: The Post-Policy Campaign

Trump’s campaign is built on the slogan, Make America Great Again, but he has offered no details about how he would actually do it

Millennials and the 2016 Election

The Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, is now the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the Baby Boomers (1946-1964). It is diverse, well educated, connected, and participatory. It has directly borne more of the costs of its education that previous generations and has suffered greatly during the Great Recession with …

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Uncharted Territory: A Contested Republican Convention

The contemporary model for a party nominating convention in the United States is a celebration of the party’s presidential candidate and a singular moment of uncontested, prime time media exposure to communicate with a large audience of the American electorate. We have not witnessed an actual floor fight for the presidential nomination since the 1980 …

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The Year of the Anti-Establishment Insurgent

The anti-establishment campaigns of Sanders and Trump certainly share some common elements. Both Sanders and Trump describe a rigged political system that favors wealthy interests over average Americans. They appeal to an electorate that is deeply angry with the direction of the country and fed up with a government that seems incapable of doing anything …

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