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State legislators have proposed dozens of bills targeting trans children. What’s at stake?
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April 9, 2024
The latest on SB4, the Texas push to control the U.S. border
State efforts to override federal immigration policies tend to backfire, research shows.
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April 5, 2024
Why U.S. data forms are adding new race and ethnicity options
Many Americans welcome the shift in how the government tallies people of Hispanic/Latino and MENA descent.
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April 3, 2024
America is less polarized by race – but more polarized about race
The pro-GOP shift among people of color is making racial attitudes more important to politics, not less.
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April 1, 2024
The U.S. Census plans to add questions about gender 
Political science research can help fine-tune these questions.


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In 2024, political violence against Black women is a big threat

Women’s History Month is good time to thank our Black women in office – and keep them safe. 
- March 18, 2024
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How a shift to the right in June elections may stifle EU climate ambitions 🎧

A conversation with Simon Hix about the causes and consequences of the expected sharp right turn in the upcoming European Parliament elections
- March 12, 2024
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New findings from the 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey

New state-level bills targeting transgender, nonbinary, and intersex Americans add to these individuals' concerns.
- February 27, 2024
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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
- 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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March 28, 2024
What polls can and cannot tell us about the 2024 elections 🎧
John Sides and Michael Tesler talk about what to expect leading up to the Nov. 5 vote.
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March 26, 2024
India will be voting soon. That’s not all that’s happening
Catch up on “rogue operatives,” campaign finance schemes, and concerns about India’s democracy.
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What the Trump/Biden dueling rhetoric at the U.S. border tells us
Both presidential campaigns want to make immigration policy a top issue in the 2024 election.
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In citizens’ assessments, most African police forces come up short
From protests to traffic stops, negative experiences often mark the public’s views of police professionalism.
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March 21, 2024
Trump’s attacks on Fani Willis failed to discredit her
My research explores why targeting Black officials, both personally and professionally, helps mobilize Black voters.
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March 20, 2024
Great movies and TV shows for international relations ▶️
Check out two new Good Playlists!
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March 19, 2024
How much trouble is Joe Biden really in?
There’s precedent for an election-year boost – but it’s not guaranteed.
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March 14, 2024
Putin will win Russia’s election, but what comes next?
Russians will grapple with another six years of Putinism.
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Big ships were created to avoid relying on the Suez Canal

Ironically, in 2021 a big ship blocked the canal, disrupting global shipping.

So much for Putin’s promise he’d abide by term limits. Here’s what happened.

Will this latest twist keep him in power through 2036?

Nativism isn’t why Republicans became so opposed to immigration

With globalization, business no longer needs to lobby as strongly for immigrant labor.

Here’s everything you need to know about Senegal’s 2016 referendum

The referendum brings a shorter presidential term – but could make future elections even less competitive.