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The Populist Challenge to American Democracy: Deciphering the US Election Outcome

Selin Nasi

Joe Biden's victory against President Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential race freshened the democratic faith that a populist can actually be defeated through the ballot box. Moreover, the existence of effective check and balance mechanisms as well as a free media that has persistently questioned the "alternative truth" proved to make a real difference in the struggle against populism. In this analysis, Selin Nasi discusses the future of populism in the US and elaborates what the anti-populist bloc in the US should do, particularly during the Biden presidency, to prevent a possible populist resurgence.

(The analysis is available only in Turkish.)