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World leaders responded warmly as the new US president declared that democracy had prevailed.
To understand why a person might become a foot soldier in a violent political movement, we must look not only at their ideology, but also at their domestic circumstances.
Domestically and internationally, the incoming president faces almost unprecedented challenges.
The best of our US coverage from the past four years, featuring Gary Younge, Emily Tamkin, Timothy Snyder, Jeremy Cliffe and Sarah Churchwell.
The US faces a crisis of reputation on the world stage and of democracy at home. The burden now falls on the new president to rebuild his nation.
The US president has made clear that pardon power undermines equal justice under the law.
Foreign governments no longer consider the US a reliable ally, even without Donald Trump.
Joe Biden’s gains in low-density, semi-rural residential communities is a story of spatial realignment, and also of political realignment among classes, ethnicities and religions.
It’s not just the events this week in Washington, as Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, that should worry us, but the erosion of norms they represent.
Before Americans put this week's anger to rest, those who stoked it should be held to account.
Order has been restored to Washington, DC after an assault by a pro-Trump mob, but many rioters evaded arrest.
For years the president has been allowed to tweet anything he wants, with deadly consequences.
The US president incited his supporters with lies and conspiracy theories and declared that Democrats threatened their way of life.
The Republicans lost control of the upper house. They only have themselves to blame.
A selection of some of the best NS international coverage of an extraordinary year in global affairs.
Even now, most of Donald Trump’s supporters still believe the president-elect “stole” the election.
American populism existed long before Donald Trump and is set to endure after he leaves the White House.
American progressives see cause for both optimism and concern over the new administration’s international priorities.
An upcoming Senate run-off presents a warning to Trump’s party – and others tempted to embrace aspiring authoritarians.
What will American conservatism look like after Trump?
How misguided fears of a presidential coup exposed the hysterical thinking of the liberal Resistance.
As the president concedes power, the problems that fuelled his political rise will continue to haunt the republic.
The strength of the Democrat's voter coalition lay in its breadth.
Progressive frustration with some of the president-elect’s appointments is premature, but the incoming administration must do more than avoid the worst excesses of the outgoing one.
From bust-ups over busts to diplomatic gaffes, analysis of US-UK relations too often focuses on hoo-hahs and passing frenzies.
In the face of intense political partisanship, Plato and Aristotle stressed the need for friendship among citizens and extolled the virtues of moderation and like-mindedness.
Right-wing personalities are moving away from liberal social media “echo chambers”, but risk building a useless one of their own.
A resurgence of progressive politics in America's former industrial heartlands is unlikely any time soon.
Three factors played a part: preconceptions, policy and polls.
The New Statesman's World Review podcast with Emily Tamkin and Ido Vock.
By refusing to acknowledge the results of a free and fair election, the US president and his party are performing a high-wire act.
A City Monitor piece examines how our political polarisation can be mapped across America's cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
New Statesman analysis shows Donald Trump failed to win in key states where Joe Biden outspent him on social media.
Professional purveyors of falsehoods are now among America’s trusted lawmakers.
Fox News called Arizona for Joe Biden before almost anyone else, told the president to accept defeat graciously, and cut away from a Trump campaign press conference.
The fear is that Biden’s presidency will be ineffectual from the start, and that he will be unable to steer the US out of its moral and political slump.
Last week my brain spun itself flat, like a pizza, trying to process the US election results. Now it’s just bits of dough everywhere.
Some in the party believe that the the creed should live on even as the high priest departs.
Joe Biden’s victory was rightly celebrated but the Democrats must avoid nostalgia for the age of liberal triumphalism.
What must happen next – and when – in order for the outgoing US president to submit to defeat?
With Trump’s departure, European populists will lose the most visible champion of their worldview. But some may be relieved.
The president has responded to electoral defeat by displaying the same incompetence that has defined his time in office.
Sanders’s brand of radical politics is popular among activists – but it appeals less to the key voters needed to win the White House.
Donald Trump's days in the White House are now numbered.
From action on climate change to effectively legalising marijuana, there’s plenty the president-elect can achieve.
The 45th president only enjoyed the media tycoon’s support for as long as he was useful.
The president has been undermining US institutions and norms for four years.
The president has repeated unevidenced claims of voting fraud.
Many of the Trump faithful already believe that this election is being stolen.
A policy founded on Donald Trump's desire to be popular has done lasting damage to the world's largest economy.
Old assumptions about where a candidate gets their support may warrant a rethink.
As votes continue to be counted, concerns build that Trumpism may live on past the final result.
The Republican candidate has continued a long-running losing trend – but expanded the party's minority vote.
The New Statesman's World Review podcast with Emily Tamkin and Ido Vock.
Early data reveals a febrile and unpredictable political landscape.
Explore the remaining possible outcomes of Tuesday's election.
High-return counties favour Donald Trump, but Joe Biden is turning more counties blue.
If Joe Biden had prevailed in Florida or Texas, we could have retired for the night. But we now face days and even weeks of uncertainty.
With Donald Trump claiming to have won the US election even before all the votes had been counted, an extraordinary contest has left the republic more divided than ever.
Donald Trump has spent a decade sowing doubt online, warping reality into his own social media-driven narrative.
The 2020 election hinges on a state in which the Democrats have an uncertain foothold, and where legal battles over postal voting are being mounted.
By waging war against the grassroots, the Democratic National Committee reduced itself to a vote-management machine.
Both presidential campaigns are trying to frame the narrative to their advantage.
The Democratic candidate needs white suburbia to turn out for him. Data from Ohio suggests it might just work.
And will there be a court battle over Pennsylvania?
Early numbers from Florida spell positive news for the Republican incumbent.
A visual tour of the labyrinthine election infrastructure that can mean many Americans’ voices aren’t heard.
Keep an eye on the Sun Belt states – Florida, Arizona, Georgia – for early signs of a Joe Biden victory.
A second victory for Donald Trump would require a much bigger polling error than that seen in 2016.
All but one of the major newspapers in the US have endorsed Joe Biden for president.
The New Statesman's model, forecasting the upcoming US presidential election.
From the queues and merchandise, to the rallies and protests, our creative editor selects the best pictures from the presidential campaign.
The New Statesman's World Review podcast with Emily Tamkin and Jeremy Cliffe.
The president has campaigned on an anti-immigration rhetoric – but foreign-born residents have been key to Philadelphia’s revival.
Two different visions are on the ballot paper: four more years of Trump’s unilateralism versus Biden’s multilateralist agenda.
Outlandish predictions always attract attention online, but changes over recent days appear to be mostly noise.
New Statesman analysis suggests the changes have significantly limited the reach of the Democratic candidate’s tweets.
Democrats could do with Hispanics in the Sun Belt what Donald Trump did with white voters in the Rust Belt – but it won’t yield as big a dividend as the party might hope.
The third of three dossiers of selected New Statesman pieces unpacking the race for the White House.
The second of three dossiers of selected New Statesman pieces unpacking the race for the White House.
American racism is best understood as a caste system, argues an important but imperfect new book.
The first of three dossiers of selected New Statesman pieces unpacking the race for the White House.
In the future, the United States may be described as a “hybrid authoritarian” system rather than an unequal democracy.
How hatred and conspiracy have been normalised in American political life.
The business model that underpins most of the internet favours a more polarising candidate.
The US presidential election will be won or lost in certain key battlegrounds. Our series delves into the history, demographics and voting trends that could shape their results.
Why the southern state continues to cause hope and heartache for Democrats.
Should Joe Biden become president, he will face a four-year campaign of far-right resistance.
Many different types of poll agree: Donald Trump is no more popular than he was in 2016, while Biden is far more popular than Hillary Clinton.
Despite favourable demographics, support for the president in the rust-belt state has been slipping since 2016.
Donald Trump’s brazen violations of democratic norms are not new, but a continuation of a political culture built on racism.
How gerontocracy rules in the age of decline.
Gravely ill in hospital with sepsis, our writer had a revelation on how Donald Trump transformed the US’s inequalities into a suicidal tribalism.
Two unexpected developments have forced me (tentatively) to reconsider my initial prediction about how 3 November will end.
If US democracy is to survive, the removal of Trump and his enablers from office is not just desirable but essential.
Without the participation of the federal US government, achieving the Paris agreement’s goal is near inconceivable.
With eight days to go until the presidential election, Republicans confirm Barrett to a lifetime appointment.