To understand the storming of the US Capitol, we must consider its possible roots in economic inequality. This, along with economic elites' ability to transform material wealth into political clout, have contributed to record political polarisation in the US today, writes Alberto Parmigiani Read more
In Trumpâ€™s second impeachment trial, â€˜truthâ€™ never really mattered, writes Ruairidh Brown. Regardless of the facts or evidence presented, the endurance of a post-truth climate guaranteed he would be acquitted regardless Read more
An absence of ideological universalism means that China-US relations have so far managed to escape a Cold War situation, writes Ruairidh Brown. With Bidenâ€™s promise of a value-centred American Foreign Policy, this could be about to change Read more
The last several months have given us many reasons to worry about US democracy â€“ not least the riot at the US Capitol and the presidentâ€™s refusal to accept the results of the November election, withâ€¯Republican support.â€¯Rachel Gisselquist argues that clientelism is yet another reason to worry Read more
Joe Biden won the American presidential election, but by such a narrow margin that, when combined with the outcome of the congressional elections, and especially the possibility of a Republican-controlled Senate, his power to achieve much is likely to be severely constrained, writes Richard Johnson Read more
Angelo Vito Panaro
The American presidential elections, and the refusal of President Trump to recognise the result on the basis of unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud have resulted in the social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook, taking unprecedented initiatives against misinformation and false accusations, thus helping to safeguard American democracy, writes Angelo Vito Panaro Read more
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