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December 2, 2022

United States
A Divided Congress May Still Get Things Done

The experience of the soon-to-be-concluded 117th Congress offers some hope for the next two years

U.S. President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2021.

November 28, 2022

Political Transitions
Fathers and Sons

A looming crisis of succession in several African countries indicates a troubling persistence of ego-driven political paternalism.

Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni sits and looks to the right while wearing his uniform.

November 22, 2022

United States
What the 2022 Midterm Elections Mean for U.S. Climate Policy

Progress on President Biden’s climate agenda will slow with a split Congress. But with federal efforts dulled, state-level action could supply added momentum.

COP 27

November 18, 2022

India
How the U.S. Midterm Elections Were Seen in India

Indian analysts noted important points from the U.S. midterm results in their news coverage, including how the results might affect U.S. foreign policy and what this could mean for India.

U.S. President Joe Biden takes questions as he discusses the 2022 U.S. midterm election results during a news conference on November 9, 2022.

November 17, 2022

United States
Will Biden’s Trade Policy Shift after the Midterms?

It probably won’t, and that would be a mistake.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden's trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

November 9, 2022

United States
What the Midterm Elections Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy

Despite what will likely be a divided next Congress, don’t expect major shifts when it comes to the two biggest international issues facing the United States today. Probably…

Residents cast their ballots for the 2022 midterm election at the Franklin County Board of Elections during early voting hours, in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., November 1, 2022.

November 7, 2022

Political Transitions
Theory from the South?

Much more than material support for the democratic process, Africa—and the developing world—needs the United States to reaffirm its commitment to democratic principles.

Nigeria's then incoming President Muhmmadu Buhari accepts his new role as Nigerian President as others look on.

November 2, 2022

United States
Beyond the Results, the Midterms Can Tell Us a Lot About How American Democracy Is Faring

Election night and the days immediately before and after will provide valuable insights into the health of democracy in the United States. Here are four things to watch.

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station during early voting at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York City, New York on October 29, 2022

October 3, 2022

United States
Elections, Violence, and the Future of American Democracy

Violence during the election season undermines the United States’ democracy, its relationship with allies, and its strength against adversaries.

election sign

September 20, 2022

United States
Congressional Midterm Update: The Race Tightens

Seven weeks out from the November elections, Democrats’ prospects have brightened, and Republicans’ prospects have dimmed.

The U.S. Capitol Building as viewed between two rows of trees.