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    Over the summer, we saw reports of early warning signs for an economic slowdown in the US.

    A conversation with Jon Sopel: Inside Trump’s Whitehouse

    This morning we hosted a breakfast discussion between Portland’s Alastair Campbell and Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America Editor to mark the publication of his new book, “A Year at the Circus: Inside Trump’s White House“. Here are the top five takeaways from this morning’s event: 1. Political mastermind? Having observed Trump’s decisions as a […]

    The Race to Succeed Obama

    The third Democratic debate took place in Houston last Thursday and, this time, only ten candidates qualified and took place on just one night.

    And then there were 21…

    The field is starting to slowly narrow (there are still 22 candidates running) but the coming months could see the field continue to dwindle.

    The culture warrior President

    Throughout the Trump presidency, there have been cultural flashpoints where the divisions of the country have been exposed.

    Five things to watch in the first Democratic primary debates

    What should viewers expect in the first Democratic primary debate 500 days short of Election Day 2020?

    High demand low supply: NHS workforce challenges

    With the Brexit deadline of 29th March fast approaching and almost half of the UK’s GPs planning to retire in next five years, the NHS is officially facing a workforce crisis.

    How close is a Scottish independence referendum?

    As we edge closer to key Brexit votes in the House of Commons, the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will make a statement on a Scottish independence referendum in the coming weeks.

    Trump’s latest move to build a wall

    Following three weeks of negotiations, Democrats and Republicans have finally reached a compromise on border security to avoid a second government shutdown.

    How can South America take advantage of its soft power potential?

    Culturally and economically, South American nations should be able to leverage significant soft power. And yet, only Brazil and Argentina made it into Portland’s 2018 Soft Power 30 index – scraping into 29th and 30th place respectively.

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