Shihab Rattansi

Shihab Rattansi

United States

Trump raises socialist spectre in US in run-up to 2020 polls

President Trump warns US could be turning towards socialism as he looks to 2020 elections, but that message might be a turn off for younger voters.

Trump raises socialist spectre in US in run-up to 2020 polls

Latin America

Venezuelan oil or Florida politics: Why is Trump after Maduro?

The White House seeks to overthrow the governments in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Venezuelan oil or Florida politics: Why is Trump after Maduro?

Donald Trump

Venezuela crisis: US accused of interference

The US's recognition of an unelected opposition leader as president of Venezuela shocked even Latin American historians accustomed to Washington's long history of overthrowing governments south of the border.

Venezuela crisis: US accused of interference

US & Canada

US labour unions protest government shutdown

Federal workers' unions demonstrate against the impact of the longest government shutdown in US history.

US labour unions protest government shutdown

US & Canada

Mattis' resignation raises questions over US foreign policy

Along with the unexpected withdrawal from Syria and possibly Afghanistan, the resignation of the US defence chief leaves leaders and pundits unsure about the direction of Trump's foreign policy.

Mattis' resignation raises questions over US foreign policy

Europe

Vatican delays taking action on sexual abuse by priests

Conference of Catholic Bishops told to wait until next year to ensure more oversight and accountability.

Vatican delays taking action on sexual abuse by priests

United States

US hate crimes: White extremism on the rise

Hate crimes in the US: What is at play over the rise in racist attacks under the Trump administration.

US hate crimes: White extremism on the rise

US & Canada

Pittsburgh shooting: Suspect expressed hatred of Jews

Shortly after the shooting, President Donald Trump called for unity in a nation where hate crime is on the rise.

Pittsburgh shooting: Suspect expressed hatred of Jews

US & Canada

New museum in US tackles racist heritage of law enforcement

A new museum dedicated to the history of law enforcement has opened in Washington, DC, saying it wants to create a dialogue as police have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years.

New museum in US tackles racist heritage of law enforcement

US & Canada

US exhibition brings to light historic bombing of black church

A black church in Birmingham was bombed 55 years ago, killing four children and triggering violence around the US.

US exhibition brings to light historic bombing of black church

United States

US: Will Congressional Black Caucus challenge the establishment?

The Congressional Black Caucus is holding its annual conference in Washington, DC, as it faces questions about its role from grassroots candidates who claim it supports the status quo.

US: Will Congressional Black Caucus challenge the establishment?

US & Canada

How sanctions and tariffs became Trump's weapons of choice

China, European Union are latest targets of US administration's use of economic clout as a political tool to wage trade wars.

How sanctions and tariffs became Trump's weapons of choice