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February 22, 2024
Does the president or Congress have the power to go to war?
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February 19, 2024
What Europe can do to reverse democratic backsliding 🎧
A conversation with Dan Kelemen about the successes and failures of stopping democratic decline in Hungary and the rest of Europe.
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February 16, 2024
UN court decides Russia has violated treaty to combat terrorism
But the court didn’t agree with most of Ukraine’s complaint.
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February 15, 2024
Democrats aren’t driving radicalization on immigration
A recent Washington Post op-ed blames the wrong party.


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Right-wing populist parties have risen. Populism hasn’t.

The success of these parties isn’t about a surge in populist sentiments.
- January 19, 2024
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Iowa showed how Trump has redefined conservatism

Trump performed much better among “very conservative” caucus voters than he did in 2016.
- January 17, 2024
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Why global commerce is now in the crossfire

From the Red Sea to the Baltic and the Pacific, geopolitics are putting global commerce at risk.
- January 11, 2024
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Foreign policy-related U.S. presidential campaign ads ▶️

This Good Playlist offers highlights from television presidential campaign ads since the 1950s.
- January 2, 2024
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How Republicans made a U-turn on impeachment

2023 isn’t 2019, it turns out.
- December 16, 2023
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What it will take to end the Israel-Hamas war 🎧

An expert on civil war weighs in.
- December 15, 2023
- February 16, 2024
Damo Suzuki, RIP.
- February 8, 2024
An expert on the politics of sovereign debt, Layna Mosley, takes a closer look at the current global debt crisis – check out our latest podcast episode.

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February 14, 2024
Hungary’s president just resigned
And that’s the least interesting part of an evolving political scandal.
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February 13, 2024
The puzzle of Americans’ economic pessimism isn’t a puzzle at all
There’s a potential resolution to the big "vibes" debate.
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February 12, 2024
Can the U.S. pressure Israel to end the war?
The U.S. government has a long history of trying to restrain Israel, with mixed success.
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February 9, 2024
What the ICJ ruling on Ukraine v. Russia means
Ukraine disputes Russia’s allegation of genocide – and argues it was a false pretext for war.
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February 8, 2024
Right-wing attacks haven’t dented Taylor Swift’s popularity
Public opinion about the pop star still isn’t that polarized.
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Pakistan goes to the polls this week. Here’s what to watch.
Four experts on Pakistani politics share their insights on the leading parties and candidates, voter turnout, and election integrity.
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February 5, 2024
Namibia’s president died in office. What happens now?
Hage Geingob’s vice president Nangolo Mbumba takes the reins, temporarily.
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February 2, 2024
Good Playlist: Eastern European politics ▶️
An Eastern European politics scholar offers a list of videos to help students understand the region's history.
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White racism brought down a Black community. Will there be reparations?

Part 2: Groundless panic about white women’s safety razed a town.

Critics say it’s apartheid. Do Israelis and Palestinians think it is?

A 2021 survey reveals surprising points of agreement.

In Europe, former presidents do get sentenced to prison.

It might shock Americans, but convicting political leaders is neither a democratic disaster nor democracy's salvation.