President Biden and his administration have few agreements on policy with his predecessor, Donald Trump, other than on China. Richard Johnson writes that Biden has recognised that the US will be in strategic competition with China in the long term, and that some of his policy measures have put the US at odds with the European Union, which is […]
What Biden’s narrow election win reveals about the challenges and obstacles facing his administration
Joe Biden’s narrow election victory in a year in which the US is experiencing high unemployment, a surge in coronavirus cases and climate induced threats signals a difficult period ahead. Richard Johnson examines the likely impact of a Republican-majority Senate and a conservative-majority Supreme Court on Biden’s policy agenda, especially in his first 100 days.
The 2020 election was […]
In 2016 Donald Trump was able to win the White House while at the same time losing the national popular vote. Richard Johnson looks at whether the incumbent president may be able to do the same thing again this year. He writes that because of how the Electoral College works, across the 30 states which backed him in 2016, […]
The 2016 presidential election saw the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton perform poorly in large parts of the rural Midwest, areas which had previously supported Democrats. Richard Johnson looks at the lessons which contemporary Democrats can take from Carol Moseley Braun’s 1992 Illinois Senate campaign, which saw her become the first black woman in the US Senate. He writes that […]