The 2018 Midterm Elections: The Transatlantic Alliance Outside the DC Beltway
As a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from October to November 2018, Dr. Niklas Helwig analyzed U.S. domestic perception of the transatlantic alliance during the 2018 midterm elections. Lately, the U.S. administration has emphasized a transactional perspective on the relationship with its allies. Historically, however, it can be argued that the transatlantic alliance was about more than economic prosperity and mutual defense, and instead based on a broader societal belief in shared values and identity. By analyzing the debates around midterm races across the U.S., the project aimed to shed light on the question whether this notion still holds true in today’s America.
Supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office (FF).