A dark day for US democracy

Our researcher Danielle Piatkiewicz has written a blog about runoff elections to the US Senate and other recent events.

The question will be, how does the United States and those who support democracy move forward? Are we at the precipice for Republicans and populist parties finally taking responsibility for the right-wing ideology and emboldened extremism they have gleefully facilitated yet now try to distance themselves from?

The light at the end of the tunnel is that President-elect Biden and Vice-President elect Harris have secured majority in Senate with the recent wins by Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia. On top of that, Congress has just moved to certify Biden’s victory and Trump has pledged an "orderly transition" of power. While this won’t solve the deep fractures occurring in the United State nor will a new administration repair the state of democracy, but it’s a start.

You can find the full article here.

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Danielle Piatkiewicz
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European foreign and security relations, democracy promotion and NATO.

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