Fünf Kandidaten. Vierzehn Staaten. 1.357 Delegierte. Ein „Super Tuesday“.

Joe Biden hatte einen „Super Tuesday“, der seine kühnsten Träume übertraf. Dabei gewann er selbst in Bundesstaaten, die er in letzter Zeit noch nicht einmal besucht hat, u.a. in Massachusetts. Nachdem die Wähler in insgesamt 14 Staaten abgestimmt haben, wird das Rennen um die Nominierung zu einem Duell zwischen Senator Bernie Sanders und dem ehemalige… Read More

International Party Strategists Explore US Campaign Landscape

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) was delighted to welcome a delegation of international senior party strategists representing Liberal parties worldwide to Washington, DC for a productive week-long study tour to learn about new developments and strategies for political campaigning. In discussions with the other participants, invited speakers, and… Read More

Transatlantic Conference 2016: The Rise of Populism on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Political trends in America and Europe often show parallels, which is also true for the rise of populism. Populism has many dimensions such as an alleged “grass-roots democracy”, a political party representing the “common man”, or the “underdog against the elites”. Populism is not at all a new phenomenon but it is becoming an international… Read More

FNF-Transatlantic Conference 2016: What did we discuss?

The Transatlantic Dialogue Program of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) held its annual Transatlantic Conference in Chicago, Illinois in April 2016. Participants from around the world – including the United States, Canada, Germany, Greece, Poland and Slovakia – came together to discuss the current state of transatlantic relations and some of the issues… Read More

El-Amine “In the US, volunteers show their support with their hands and feet!”

Grassroots drumbeats won Obama’s reelection in November 2012, Sara El-Amine, National Director of Training of the Obama Campaign 2012 proclaimed: “Efforts of thousands of volunteers, making millions of calls, sending emails, knocking on doors and sharing their enthusiasm for the democratic candidate with their neighbors and personal networks, had much more impact than the media… Read More