The midterm elections on 6 November 2018 are the first major political test of the Trump era.
With control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the balance – not to mention numerous lower-profile but critical positions in state governments – the elections will determine the course of the remainder of Trump’s first term in office and set the stage for what is certain to be an intensely contested 2020 presidential election.
Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Europe, The New York Times
Dr Ursula Hackett, Lecturer in US Politics, Royal Holloway, University of London; British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Jacob Parakilas, Deputy Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Professor Peter Trubowitz, Director, US Centre, LSE; Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Head US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House, and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham House