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Argentina 2022: Its challenges for next year

12.26.21

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% […]

Silicon Valley Can Meet its Cybersecurity Obligation Through a New Cyber Corps

05.24.21

Silicon Valley has an obligation to secure America’s technology infrastructure. Here is how they can help.

Can Conservatism Be More Than a Grudge?

05.18.21

Diagnosing why the Republican Party is failing to offer a positive vision to voters.

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

04.26.21

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

03.10.21

Democratic reform requires robust civic education first.

Capitol Rioters Have Not Lost Control

01.13.21

With more pro-Trump actions planned before Joe Biden’s inauguration, it is crucial we address the real shortcomings of Capitol Police: their sympathy towards and involvement in white supremacy. 

Latin America in the Limbo

10.22.20

When Mauricio Claver-Carone was elected as president of the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) last September, a 60-year tradition was broken, deepening the irrelevancy of Latin America in the global stage. This is so because the IADB, a key player when it comes to funding projects for the Latin American countries, has had a non-written […]

The Room Where it Happens: Women in Democratic Politics in the United States

10.19.20

To the outsider, it may appear that a long-delayed reckoning with sexism is finally occurring within the Democratic party. In the past two years, women drove the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives, the head of the National Institutes of Health declared an end to all-male panels, and women now make up the majority […]

More Than a Numbers Game: Gender Quotas in Africa’s Parliaments

07.9.20

2020 MARKS THE twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a seminal moment when world leaders committed to key principles that still guide global action to advance women’s rights.[i] The platform called for greater representation of women in all spheres of society and, more specifically, for countries to establish goals for gender […]

Frances Perkins: The Leader Today’s American Workers Need

05.4.20

COVID-19 exposes injustice in the workforce. Frances Perkins offers a model to fix it. We are only beginning to understand the economic repercussions of COVID-19. In less than two months, more than 30 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, eliminating all of the jobs gained since the 2007-2009 Great Recession. The pandemic has brought unprecedented […]

On American Resistance with Dana R. Fisher

04.20.20

Renowned sociologist Dana R. Fisher studies political movements for a living. She has analyzed and surveyed protesters in every major modern U.S. movement, including the 2017 Women’s March, and the 2017 March for Science. In her latest book, American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave, Dr. Fisher explores the 2016 election cycle […]

Politicians Are Taking Advantage of Anti-Chinese Sentiments for Electoral Purposes

03.26.20

China’s entanglement in the domestic politics of other countries has resulted in rising anti-Chinese sentiments, especially during times when countries hold elections. Given its timeliness, politicians have used people’s frustration with China’s exploitation of their nation as a talking point to gain electoral support. Anti-Chinese sentiments can be attributed to several factors that include investment, […]

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