• Arvanitakis on American politics: Three key developments this week

    James Arvanitakis     |      May 30, 2020

    Another frenetic week in American politics has seen gaffes from Joe Biden, urban rioting and a twitter temper tantrum from President Trump, but the most significant development may be China’s power grab in Hong Kong.

  • Arvanitakis on American Politics: Voting in a time of a pandemic

    James Arvanitakis     |      May 16, 2020

    It did not take long for the fragile peace between the Democratic and Republican leaders brought on by coronavirus to breakdown and, as America risks reopening for business, attention is turning to the election in November.

  • Will Covid-19 stump Trump?

    Meghna Srinivas     |      April 21, 2020

    President Donald Trump’s chaotic response to the COVID-19 crisis has let the disease run rampant in the USA and his hasty attempts to open the economy again may leave more havoc in their wake.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: Understanding the populist pandemic

    James Arvanitakis     |      April 18, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the way in which Donald Trump, like other populists, creates a clear divide between a faceless elite and ‘the people’, but it comes at a time when the people rely on those experts for their lives.

  • Will COVID-19 be the trump card in the 2020 US election?

    Ashok Sharma     |      April 13, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed the coming 2020 US presidential elections, but will Trump’s mishandling of the health crisis undermine his chances of a second term in office?

  • The death or rebirth of America?

    Michael Shoebridge     |      April 12, 2020

    The spiraling death toll in the USA, and the bumbling reaction of the Federal government, has prompted many commentators to predict the eclipse of America as a major power, but the COVID-19 crisis is more likely to revitalise that nation’s inherent dynamism.

  • A tale of two candidates – and two executives

    John Pilbrow     |      March 27, 2020

    Coronavirus has turned American politics on its head, as well as the rest of society. Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis has been widely criticised, while Joe Biden appears to have the Democratic nomination all but wrapped up after appearing out of the race three weeks ago.

  • Bridging the divide in American politics

    Jake Sandler     |      March 19, 2020

    Attempts to bridge the stark divisions in American politics will become more important than ever in the common fight against coronavirus. Here’s some practical, bipartisan ways in which this can be done.

  • Arvanitakis on American Politics: What now for the centre-left?

    James Arvanitakis     |      March 14, 2020

    Bernie Sanders campaign has faltered in the Democrat primaries, leaving Joe Biden as the clear favourite to take on Donald Trump. Sanders’ failure to win broad support for his radical agenda epitomises the problems which left-wing parties around the western world confront today.

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: Can the Democrats win?

    James Arvanitakis     |      February 22, 2020

    The turbulent Democrat primary process has revealed a party at war with itself over its own identity. The winner – whoever it may be – will face a tough struggle to unite the party for the battle that counts against Donald Trump this November.

  • Arvanitakis on American Politics: This week’s controversies, chaos and why Trump keeps his base

    James Arvanitakis     |      January 18, 2020

    This week’s events in the United States once again highlight how the Trump Administration continues to move from chaos to controversy (and back).

  • Arvanitakis on American politics: Five types of Trump supporters

    James Arvanitakis     |      December 7, 2019

    Despite the impeachment controversy, distinct groups of American voters remain staunch supporters of President Donald Trump, albeit for quite different reasons.