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by Michael Bluhm

Family Legend

How did the son of the notoriously corrupt dictator Ferdinand Marcos win the Philippines’ presidential election in a landslide? Alvin Camba on anti-elite anger, disinformation, and rewritten history.
Democracy 9 min read
by Graham Vyse

Borderlands

What’s at stake in Finland and Sweden joining NATO? Susan Colbourn on how the war in Ukraine has reset security calculations in Europe.
Democracy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Russian Roulette

What’s Vladimir Putin trying to accomplish by cutting off gas supplies to Europe? Samantha Gross on Moscow’s energy-blackmail scheme amid “the first global natural-gas crisis.”
Economy 13 min read
by Graham Vyse

Erasure

How bad is the Taliban’s recent clampdown on women? Heather Barr on a new catastrophe for human rights in Afghanistan.
Democracy 8 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Face of the Party

Is the U.S. Republican Party still unified behind Donald Trump? Rachel Blum on the challenge of interpreting new primary-election results and signs of change in elite opinion.
Democracy 15 min read
by Graham Vyse

Trigger Laws

How does the end of a right to abortion change the politics of the issue in the U.S.? Joshua C. Wilson on state legislatures, activist networks, and ambiguity in the American public.
Democracy 11 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Laboratories of Democracy

Why are two opposing legal systems forming in the United States? Philip Rocco on how networks of Democratic and Republican activists are reshaping America at the state level.
Democracy 8 min read
by Graham Vyse

In the Chamber

What is happening with the U.S. Supreme Court? Christopher W. Schmidt on an unprecedented moment in the history of the American judiciary.
Democracy 10 min read
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