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Argentina 2022: Its challenges for next year


In November, the Frente de Todos coalition was defeated by the opposition Juntos por el Cambio in Argentina’s midterm, rocking the boat for the ruling party, thus their internal tensions. Despite this -not new- news, the current administration faces a very-much-complicated 2022, where the fragile economic indicators turn against them: the inflation reached almost 50% […]

Persistent Impunity Raises Concerns Around Iraqi Elections & Democracy


Ghazi Ghazi sits down with Sally Bachori, one of the founding members of Ending Impunity in Iraq to learn more about the organization and their grassroots movement.

The False Dilemma in the Argentine Election of 2021: Not Whether to Postpone or Suspend the Election, but How to Conduct It


The year 2021 is a year of national elections in Argentina. At the federal level, this election is not for President, but for Congressmen and Congresswomen. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases across the territory of Argentina, in mid-April, the Argentine Congress announced it will debate postponing the national elections to be held in […]

You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Understand: The First Step in Democratic Reform


Democratic reform requires robust civic education first.

More Information is More Representation: An Argument for Ranked-Choice Voting


BY GRANT TUDOR Congress is polarized. So polarized, in fact, that one would have to go all the way back to the Reconstruction era to find a similar level of discord. But perhaps more surprising is that while Congress has become more polarized, the American public has not: its dispersion of views has remained generally […]

Autopsy: Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election


How did Buhari win? Or, as the opposing camp have asked, how did Atiku lose? This article considers pertinent forces that shaped the election outcome, and argues that technological infrastructure already found in Nigeria holds promising solutions for future elections. Africa’s largest democracy went to the polls to elect a president on the last Saturday […]

How Democrats Can Win in 2019 with Behavioral Science: Ditch CTV Pledges for Vote Tripling Pledges


Democrats should ditch commit-to-vote (CTV) pledges for vote tripling pledges.  BY ROBERT REYNOLDS Instead of asking Democrats to commit to vote, campaigns should ask them to pledge to get three friends to vote. Relative to commit-to-vote (CTV) pledges, new evidence suggests voters like ‘vote tripling’ pledges more and that these pledges more effectively increase voter […]

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The Israeli Elections Just Got Interesting: Netanyahu’s Indictment and the New Center-Left Alliance


Netanyahu is attempting to head off the Gantz-Lapid challenge before it can gain too much momentum. The announcement of his indictment on corruption charges further destabilizes Israel’s turbulent politics ahead of April elections.

New Members’ Orientation: Representation Matters


BY TAHRA GORAYA It is a great victory for American democracy to have an unprecedented number of women and people of color join the ranks of the 116th Congress. The newly elected members are diverse ethnically, religiously, socially, professionally, geographically, sexually, and politically. While much has been written about these amazing individuals, recent headlines have centered […]

From deadlock to deadline: Iraq’s new government faces pressure to reform


Newly minted President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi have one year to enact reform on pressing domestic issues, especially utility services and unemployment. If the government fails to implement changes, it may face another series of popular uprisings.

KSSG Elections 2018: Know your Candidates


It is that time of the year again! Election time. Time to celebrate our ‘School of Government’ and democracy. The KSSG elections are around the corner. This is one of the crucial decisions Kennedy School students must make at the beginning of every academic year. It dictates many policies, activities, and events that shape our […]

Stop Worrying About the Supreme Court. There’s a Bigger Fight on Our Hands.


BY MICHAEL AUSLEN In the weeks since the Supreme Court term ended and Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the bench, many progressives, myself included, have felt the same collective unease. We don’t yet know all that President Trump’s appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will mean for civil liberties, but […]

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