Three issues dominate political debate in the US and will continue to do so for some time: the corona crisis, the anti-racist uprising, and the presidential and congressional elections scheduled for this autumn. Decades of austerity and targeted disinvestment in the public sector mixed in with centuries of structural racism and an unpredictable pandemic that harms society's weakest the most. The combination has proven explosive.
What does this mean for the country's future? Will the Black Lives Matter movement succeed in turning protest into politics? Will Donald Trump be elected for a second term? And what's next for the Left after Bernie Sanders's defeat? This dossier places the US in focus, tracing background developments and searching for pathways towards transformation.