Democracy in the United States survived the assault by Donald Trump and his supporting mob. But why it survived raises questions awkward for some.
It will take more than one person—and more than one presidential term—to overcome America’s longstanding challenges.
Attention across the world to the US elections has focused only on the federal level. But the battle for the statehouses mattered too.
Postwar global progress has hinged on a transatlantic alliance of progressive parties. The election in the United States potentially opens a new chapter.
Like the southerners who never could get over their loss in the American civil war, Trump has nothing left but his own mythology.
Peter Bofinger argues the incoming president must abjure the mercantilist language of his predecessor in favour of a progressive response to globalisation.
A Biden administration could join forces with progressive Europe to rebut polarising populism on both sides of the pond.
The US election provides an opportunity to take stock of where the country is headed and whether it is addressing the deepening crises its society faces.
Sheri Berman explores how progressives can offer viable solutions and build effective political coalitions to reverse the populist victories since the financial crisis.
Some might have taken for granted the liberal world order of postwar decades. Until Donald Trump trashed it.
The US presidential election highlights the gap between the promise of freedom and justice and reality for African-Americans fuelling the recent protests.
‘White working-class men’ are seen as the hard core of Trump’s support, yet a big group of working-class voters—black, brown and white—are persuadable.
If Joe Biden were to win the White House, transatlantic relations could return to default or be transformed—with much depending on how Europe reacted.
The travails of the US economy come amid a politics never so poisonous since the civil war.
A new book turns away from the ‘demand side’ focus of much populism analysis to the ‘supply’ of a plutocratic, ever-more right-wing Republican party.
Sheri Berman urges the American left not to squander the sea-change in public opinion of recent weeks by only preaching to the converted.
Karin Pettersson explores the deep faultlines of unexpurgated racism tearing the United States apart.
Branko Milanovic unpacks the malaise of the US middle class and its implications for Democratic strategy towards the presidential election.