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Washington, DC Prepares For Potential Unrest Ahead Of Presidential Inauguration

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Analysis & Opinions - ZDF Heute

Fear of Riots in the USA

| Jan. 17, 2021

Three days before Joe Biden's inauguration as the new US Presiden, the fear of another escalation of violence is great. How threatened is the transition of power? Political scientist Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook and Washington reporter Alica Jung weigh in. [translated from German; interview in German]

President Trump Signs Executive Order On Transparency In Federal Guidance And Enforcement

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Analysis & Opinions - Deutschland Funk

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook: "To protect democracy as such, the President must be stopped."

| Jan. 13, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School political scientist, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, attaches great importance to the new impeachment process. On Deutschlandfunk she said: “It's about the oldest functioning democracy in the world. It is about the status of the United States' global role model.” Which system will set the credible international frame for the future - authoritarian China or democracies like the USA and Europe? She added: "To protect democracy as such, the President must be stopped." [from German; interview in German]

Storming of the U.S. Capitol

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Analysis & Opinions - Harvard Kennedy School

What ails American democracy, and what to do about it

| Jan. 13, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School faculty share insights into the evident fragility of American democratic norms and institutions following the attack on the United States Capitol by followers of President Trump. These essays examine the nature and scale of the threat and weigh potential avenues for protecting and nurturing democracy. They were written before the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Trump on Wednesday for the second time.

House Votes On Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

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Analysis & Opinions - Allgemeine Zeitung

Trump impeachment: "To give up now would be completely irresponsible"

| Jan. 12, 2021

In eight days, the term of office of President Trump ends in America. Now, the Democrats want to remove him from office. Today the FAZ Podcast for Germany welcomes Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook to discuss the opportunities and risks of impeachment.  [translated from German, interview in German]

Trump Supporters Hold "Stop The Steal" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election

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Analysis & Opinions - ARD Online

Mob rules? Trump and the Storm on the Capitol

| Jan. 07, 2021

Donald Trump may be the first American president to put himself out of office. Thousands of his supporters surrounded the Capitol in Washington on January 6th while members of Congress were set to confirm Joe Biden's election victory. Trump has announced that he will hand over power in an orderly manner, but many are calling for him to be held accountable and removed from office. How can a country find peace if its citizens want to deal politically with violence? [translated from German]

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook on ARD

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Analysis & Opinions - ARD Online

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook on the Political Consequences of the Storming of the Capitol

| Jan. 07, 2021

After the riots at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, many are worried about the peaceful transition of power on January 20th. With the police failure and the discovery of numerous pipe bombs at the Capitol, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook warns that the danger has not subsided. [translated from German]