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by Eve Valentine

Game Within the Game

What’s driven Qatar’s extravagant spending for this year’s World Cup? Sarath K. Ganji on a powerful strategy for global influence and the subtle tactics of “sportswashing.”
Democracy 13 min read
by Eric Pfeiffer

The Seers

Why do American journalists keep telling the future after continually getting it wrong? James Fallows on the ideas and culture behind the predictive style in U.S. political media.
Democracy 9 min read
by Graham Vyse

Returns

What does the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections say about the country’s changing political life? Bill Scher on the end of one election cycle and the beginning of the next.
Democracy 11 min read
by Michael Bluhm

Lost in Translation

What happened to the historic turning point Germany announced back in February? Liana Fix on how a major transformation with global implications got sidetracked.
Democracy 12 min read
by Eve Valentine

Turning and Turning

What does the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections have to do with the future of democracy in America? J.J. Gould on political realities, conspiracy stories, and the new media ecosystem.
Democracy 10 min read
by Graham Vyse

Languages of Fear

Why the growing talk on the U.S. right of a “regime” in America? Laura K. Field on an emergent idea shaping the politics of the Republican Party.
Democracy 10 min read
by Michael Bluhm

‘A New Day in China’

What does Xi Jinping’s growing power mean for China and the world? Scott Kennedy on the historic expansion and potential limits of the Chinese president’s authority.
Democracy 12 min read
by Eric Pfeiffer

The Biden Doctrine

What will the United States’ new National Security Strategy mean for America and its place in the world? Brian Katulis on how the White House is shaping the future of U.S. foreign policy.
Democracy 7 min read
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