After years of wrangling for constitutional reform to consolidate his political power, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may finally get his wish. On Sunday, Turkey will vote on a referendum that seeks to formally switch the governing system from a parliamentary to presidential regime. Nearly all in Turkey agree the current constitution, drafted by the […]
Almost all of the media got it incredibly wrong this past election cycle, so naturally everyone is still trying to figure out how Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Instead of studying patterns from the national level, many are digging much deeper and analyzing voting patterns from local precincts and counties instead. One report highlighted that precincts have progressively shifted more conservatively between 2008 and 2016 due | Read More »
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How safe is liberal democracy? The elections and popular referendums of the past year, especially in the West, raise many questions — but much of the discussion has focused on the popular appeal of democracy. Political scientists Yascha Mounk and Roberto Foa made a big splash when they argued that younger generations are falling out […]
The Trump White House hasn’t exactly gotten off to the best start, but it is important to remember how unlikely it was that Trump was even going to win the presidency in 2016. Trump went from having almost a zero percent chance of winning the White House to ordering missile strikes against the Assad regime in Syria after a chemical weapons attack. Almost everyone got it incredibly wrong | Read More »
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Baldwin apparently doesn’t think too highly of the Democrats’ bench.
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On Sunday, Serbians chose a new president — electing Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with an estimated 54.9 percent majority. Why would Serbia’s prime minister shift gears to seek the more ceremonial position of president of the Republic of Serbia? The move reflects an ongoing effort to solidify the position of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). It […]
Ted Cruz had a rough 2016. We know this, we’ve covered it, and we’ve been upset about it. Ted Cruz has been a solid fighter for conservatism throughout his political career. However, his recent misfortunes appear to be mistaken by Democrats as a chance for one of their own to knock him off and take his spot in the Senate come 2018. This news comes | Read More »
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For the first time, the director of the FBI publicly revealed Monday that the bureau is conducting a counterintelligence investigation of the Russian government’s efforts… Read More
Elections are a hallmark of democracy. So why do dictatorships around the world also hold them? While autocratic elections are often characterized as “sham elections,” with the official vote winner clear beforehand, elections in fact have systematic and substantial effects on the durability of dictatorships. In a recent article in World Politics, we examine 389 […]