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U.S. President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of congress as Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) look on in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol April 28, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Analysis & Opinions

100 Days of Joe Biden - Can He Bridge the Divide in the United States?

| May 02, 2021

The 2020 US presidential elections deepened the political divide between Republicans and Democrats. Joe Biden has now been President for 100 days and the debates seem to have calmed down. Can he really bring people closer together again? How does his ambitious investment program work? And what role does social media play now? [translated from German; interview in German]

"America is Back" is how US President Joe Biden summed up his first 100 days in office.

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Analysis & Opinions - Deutschlandfunk Kultur

A completely different President?!

| Apr. 30, 2021

A committed climate policy, billions of dollars for infrastructure, extensive social spending, condemnation of racism and predictable foreign policy — Joe Biden's agenda is clearly  different from that of his predecessor. The question is: what can he actually implement? [translated from German; interview in German]

Alexander Kähler discusses with Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (KCRW Berlin), Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel), Majid Sattar (FAZ Washington) and Cathryn Clüver-Ashbrook (political scientist Harvard Kennedy School).

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Analysis & Opinions - ARD Online

Transition of power: can Biden pull off a new start?

| Jan. 20, 2021

After Joe Biden is sworn in as the next President, he wants to reverse a number of measures taken by his predecessor Donald Trump. Will Biden manage to bring the country back to normal? Alexander Kähler discusses with Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson (KCRW Berlin), Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel), Majid Sattar (FAZ Washington) and Cathryn Clüver-Ashbrook (political scientist Harvard Kennedy School). [translated from German; interview in German]

Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Speaks On White Nationalism In Iowa

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

The world has more riding on Joe Biden than any US president in decades

| Jan. 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the President of a nation at a pivotal moment, and the world will be watching because all democracies are in this moment together.

The view from Biden's podium at the United States Capitol, looking down over Washington DC's National Mall, will not be pretty.

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook on Das Erste

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Analysis & Opinions - ARD Online

Donald Trump's Final Days: Can a Change of Power Succeed Without Further Violence?

| Jan. 18, 2021

Storming the Capitol, shaking democracy - how dangerous are the days ahead of the transition of power for the United States? And even if Trump leaves the Oval Office, will he remain an eternal divider? Does the poison of his lies continue to have an effect in America, and does it perhaps continue to serve as a model for populists abroad? [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]