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October 25, 2017

Kenya
Kenya-Election-Chebukati-IEBC-Odinga-Kenyatta Scene Setter: Kenya's October 26 Presidential Elections

Ballot papers printed in Dubai are arriving at Nairobi airport and being distributed around the country, albeit with some difficulty, indicating that the elections will go ahead. The ballot includes …

October 11, 2017

Kenya
Raila-Odinga-NASA-Kenya-Election-Kenyatta The Drama Continues: Kenya's Raila Odinga Withdraws From Election Re-Run

On Tuesday, the principal presidential opposition candidate, Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA), announced that he would no longer participate in the rescheduled October 26 elections…

January 22, 2013

Education
Students arrive by bus on the first day of school at Joplin High School in Joplin, Missouri (Eric Thayer/Courtesy Reuters). Education Lessons: As Obama Begins Second Term, Big Gains May Come in Small Steps

U.S. students are now graduating from high school at the highest rate since good records began being kept in the mid-1970s, according to new data released today by the National Center for Education S…

February 26, 2016

Elections and Voting
RTR3QKLV Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Closing Guantanamo Bay and Walling Off Canada

President Obama announced a plan this week to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The reaction on the campaign trail split along predictable lines. Republican candidates denounced the i…

December 20, 2013

holidayreading_CROPPED Holiday Reading

There will not be much in the way of blogging while I am away with my family.  From the Potomac to the Euphrates will return when I return.  In the meantime, I’ve put together a brief list of what "T…

October 31, 2013

United States
What to Do About U.S. Political Dysfunction

Bob Kaiser and Norm Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the current system.

October 31, 2013

United States
What to Do About U.S. Political Dysfunction

Robert G. Kaiser and Norman J. Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the cur…

January 14, 2013

Japan
Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo The Conversation on Japan’s Decline Concludes

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Last year, as J…

December 4, 2012

Japan
Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo Matthew Marr: Two Improbable Locales for Japanese Optimism

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Two decades of …

November 1, 2012

China
Governing Health in Contemporary China

As the world economy and international security are increasingly vulnerable to major disease outbreaks in China, Governing Health in Contemporary China sheds critical light on China's role in global health governance.