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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
by Graham Vyse


How will the U.S. midterm elections change American politics? David A. Hopkins on the likely return of Republicans to power in Congress.
Democracy 10 min read
by Eric Pfeiffer

‘An Olympian Arbiter’

Why is American public trust in their Supreme Court so low? James Wallner on how the legislative branch of the U.S. government has transformed the judiciary.
Democracy 8 min read
by Michael Bluhm

‘A Whole New Era’

What do mass street protests mean for the regime in Iran? Vali Nasr on how the demonstrations represent a new kind of danger to the Islamic Republic.
Democracy 11 min read
by Graham Vyse

Law and Order

How safe are America’s elections? Andy Craig on the push to reform the U.S. Electoral Count Act and prevent another January 6.
Democracy 9 min read
by Michael Bluhm

End of an Era

What’s wrong with China’s economy? Jeremy Mark on the property crisis, income inequality, and the need for a new economic model.
Economy 13 min read
by Eric Pfeiffer


What’s driving a wave of criticism against military generals from the American right? Katherine Kuzminski on accusations of a “woke” takeover of the United States’ most trusted institution and how they could reshape its national security.
Democracy 10 min read
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