Many Europeans see Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, as an example of the stereotypical American rude loudmouth.
Once described as a Swiss sickness, nostalgia has become a powerful weapon in the hands of Trump to Putin to Brexit proponents.
Fear of an excess of foreigners and isolationism: Donald Trump’s political profile is a Swiss invention.
Populism and anti-globalisation
Swiss immigration curbs, Brexit, and now Donald Trump. A series of populist anti-globalism shocks is a test for Western democracies.
With Donald Trump headed to the White House, we examine the intersection of US-Swiss priorities.
Chemical products and cheese top the list of Swiss exports endangered by a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the ...
The Swiss press were as surprised as anyone by Trump’s victory. How the controversial businessman will act on the foreign stage is their big question.
November 3, 1936
Eighty years ago, Americans were choosing between Roosevelt and Landon. Swiss journalist Annemarie Schwarzenbach was in New York on election day.
Clinton and Trump – or at least their stand-ins – exchanged views on gun control, war policy and the meaning of democracy in Bern.
The role of direct democracy
November 8, 2016
A representative system in one, a direct democracy in the other? In reality, both the United States and Switzerland are ‘hybrid’ democracies.
Switzerland and Oregon, though culturally and geographically distinct, practice democracy in surprising similar ways, ...
The colossal sums spent on election campaigns can have a hugely damaging effect on even the most stable of democracies, declared ...