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Yannick B. Vallee
By Yannick B. Vallee
B.A. Political Science
Yannick B. Vallee is a political scientist who recently graduated from Bishop’s University (Quebec, Canada) in the BA program of political science. He also has a college degree of Business Administration with a specialization in marketing. Nowadays,  he specializes in American, Canadian, and Japanese Politics. He also studies Asian foreign policy with special interest on Japan and its influence in Asia. He has a keen interest in American and Canadian history.
Articles in this column
By Yannick B. Vallee, B.A. Political Science
Americans are concerned that there is chaos within the new administration. Trump signed the very controversial executive order on the Muslim ban. As well, the new U.S. president frustrated several U.S. allies abroad and he lost his security advisor because of a scandal. Besides, there are rumours about some connections between his administration and the Russian Government. CNN, on February 22nd, 2017, reveals that Trump`s disapproval rate is at 55% which is at a record low for newly elected president. There are several reasons why Trump’s approval rate decreased: people are against Trump immigration policies, Trump cannot get along with foreign leaders, and Trump`s economic policies might hurt the economy. Besides, there are some people thinking that the newly elected president should be impeached by the Congress. (Full Story)
By Yannick B. Vallee, B.A. Political Science
The inauguration of a president has always been an important symbol in the U.S. democracy. This reflects the peaceful transfer of power. On January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States of America. He will have to unite the nation with him. However, uniting the nation might be a difficult task due to the deep social divisions. The inauguration is a moment for the people to welcome the new President and these first weeks of power allow the new President to show that change is happening. (Full Story)
By Yannick B. Vallee, B.A. Political Science
The United Kingdom has always been a major power in Europe and this great nation has always tried to influence other nations in Europe. This country tried to keep a balance of power in Europe which prevented any single European country from dominating the continent.  Therefore, the UK was not used to depend on European countries to set its own foreign, military, and trade policies. The UK used to enact its own laws and decide alone what was best for itself. Sovereignty lied at the center of the British dream; this island has succeeded over centuries to be as much independent from Europe as it could. For that reason, this was hard for this nation work within the framework of the EU membership. Thus, Britain no longer wanted to remain in the European Union because it had to share its sovereignty with other nations. Brexit shows that the people wanted to get back full control over immigration, foreign policies, job creation, and legislations. (Full Story)
By Yannick B. Vallee, B.A. Political Science
We often think that the presidency is the most influential executive position in the United States; however, the vice presidency an essential component of the U.S. system, because it acts as a kind of insurance policy in troubling moments. The main role of the vice presidency is to replace the President if he or she becomes unable to serve. The Vice President must to have all the qualities and qualifications required to be appointed as President at any time during the term.  (Full Story)
By Yannick B. Vallee, B.A. Political Science
Americans used to believe in the idea that their country had a manifest destiny. Everyone was entitled to the American dream which brings the very symbol of wealth and happiness. As a result, citizens recognize special virtues of the nation and their institutions.  For that reason, the Office of the President is a very important emblem for the American people. The Presidency embodies justice, compassion, integrity, humility, fearlessness, care, and leadership. These are just a few qualities that a president must have. (Full Story)
By Yannick B. Vallee, B.A. Political Science
Donald Trump has won this election because Americans desperately wanted change happening. This election was about a referendum on the Obama Presidency.  Republicans have been successful in criticizing the current administration reforms such as the Obamacare. Besides, Republicans condemn Obama`s foreign policies, especially in the Middle East. (Full Story)
By Yannick B. Vallee, B.A. Political Science
Quebecers have always used elections to support political parties that would bring discussions and compromise. Political parties do not influence the people of Quebec, but rather get influenced by the electorate. (Full Story)

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