Jon-Christopher Bua is a US Political Analyst and White House Commentator. It was with Jeremy Thompson, on Election Night, 2004 in Washington when JC made his debut with Sky News offering his thoughts and comments as the election results came streaming in. Born in Manhattan, he began his professional career in theatre and television, working as an actor, director and teacher. Since he was a boy JC always had a strong interest in politics, campaigned for Robert Kennedy and studied political science at University. In 1992 his love for politics and theatre came together when he volunteered to media train spokespeople for the campaign of presidential candidate Governor Bill Clinton. After Clinton's victory he moved to Washington where he ran several communications programs for the Democratic National Committee and was appointed to three senior communications positions in the Clinton Administration. JC has provided strategic communications advice to both Democratic and Republican candidates, agencies of the US Government, not-for-profit groups and businesses in the private sector.
He has also travelled throughout Eastern Europe, in a program sponsored by the US Department of State, advising and training political parties and candidates on establishing a democratic election process. JC provides his on air analysis from both Washington and London on a variety of breaking news stories which have included the Virginia Tech shootings, the Fifth Anniversary of 9-11, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 and 2006 US Elections and the Sky News US Election Primary 2008 coverage from Iowa, New Hampshire, Washington and London.
JC has created the Sky News "Washington Notebook" blog which includes his analysis of the latest news stories with a special eye on the White House and the political machinations across America.Jon-Christopher has also taken the position of Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service teaching a course called "Politics & The Media, An American-European Perspective."
Without Britain and France it would be almost impossible for Angela Merkel's Germany to hold the EU together on its own. And if it did manage somehow, its power would certainly be fleeting as Trump's America is proving to be no big fan of the EU or NATO.
I don't quite agree. As a kid who also grew up in Queens, I believe Donald J. Trump will do everything he can do get it right...there is simply too much at stake for him not to give it everything he has got.
So, we just had an historic debate, the first ever with a woman presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the first non-traditional presidential nominee for the Republican Party - a businessman.
For the first time since the founding of our nation 240 years ago, with less than three months to go Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first female nominee of a major political party - the Democrats.
So as Brexit approaches and the US Presidential Election is not far behind, both UK and US voters need to think twice...not only about their top domestic concerns but also about what their vote might mean for the world that we all live in together.
I am spending several days working here in Britain and in Belgium and everywhere I go - in taxis, in hotels, in restaurants - I am asked: "What is happening in America and what in the world is going on with your election?"
This time it's not Crimea or Ukraine but President Bashar Hafez al-Assad's Syria where Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun to establish his very own 'Caliphate' in the Middle East. And because he has 'The Bomb' nations stand by helplessly as he defiantly ignores their condemnation and doesn't even wait to see if anyone will lift a finger to stop him.
I guess the burning question is - does the welcoming poem by immigrant Emma Lazarus embody the essence of the American promise today and resonate from beneath the feet of Lady Liberty enough to make America care?
Here in the US food is still scarce on grocery store shelves in West Baltimore weeks after the violence in the streets protesting the death of Freddie Gray. In Les Banlieues, neighborhoods of Paris, young French Muslims protest abhorrent living conditions and the scarcity of jobs. Worldwide the unrest among our youth is reaching a feverish climax.
The real story of this next election cycle will be that of a "generational war" and the passing of the torch to the next generation... Although they have not been as reliable a voting block as the seniors or boomers, their involvement in the electoral process was part of the reason that Barack Obama won in 2008.
It is often difficult to identify an historic opportunity and seize the moment, however the US and its Allies may realize that it could be time to focus on forging an agreement for peaceful co-existence and cooperation even among 'unfriendly nations' that share a more important common goal - fighting terrorism and total chaos.
28/01/2015 12:21 GMT
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