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January 11, 2024

Taiwan
Taiwan’s Pivotal Elections, Apple Battles Regulations, Davos Addresses World Risks, and More

Taiwan holds its presidential and legislative elections, which have major geopolitical consequences for both the United States and China; tech giant Apple deals with patent infringement allegations w…

Podcast Supporters of Hou Yu-ih, a candidate for Taiwan's presidency from the main opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) wave Taiwanese flags at a campaign event in New Taipei City, Taiwan on January 3, 2024.

May 22, 2024

Burkina Faso
When Civilians Become Targets

Recurrent deadly encounters between soldiers and civilians across West Africa offer an instructive glimpse into the state of civil-military relations in the region.

A man uses his mobile phone beside army soldiers who sit on top of a military vehicle.

May 15, 2024

China
Religion in China

A significant proportion of China’s population claims to follow a religion. However, the government continues to toughen oversight, increase persecution of some religions, and attempt to co-opt state…

Chinese Hui Muslim women gather for a group photo before a flag raising ceremony before Eid al-Fitr prayers at the historic Niujie Mosque on April 22, 2023 in Beijing, China.

May 22, 2024

Election 2024
European Tech Law Faces Test to Address Interference, Threats, and Disinformation in 2024 Elections

The European Union (EU) began implementing the Digital Services Act (DSA) this year, just in time to combat online disinformation and other electoral interference in the dozens of elections taking pl…

Pin badges encouraging people to vote in June's European Parliament elections are placed at the Malta office information stand during a conference at the European Parliament, in Rabat, Malta May 22, 2024.

July 29, 2009

Financial Markets
Regulation of Retirement Saving

Overview Retirement saving is undergoing a fundamental change as employers shift from defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) accounts. Defined contribution pla…

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May 2, 2024

United States
How U.S. Water Infrastructure Works

The sprawling U.S. water system is central to the nation’s economy, but chronic underinvestment, increasing demand, and the consequences of climate change have revealed the system’s weaknesses.  

A deep blue river flows between rust-colored mesas.

March 7, 2024

Women and Women's Rights
Abortion Law: Global Comparisons

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for almost fifty years. How does regulation of abortion in the United States compare to that in th…

People hold signs in favor of abortion rights.

February 22, 2010

Corporate Governance
Regulation of Executive Compensation in Financial Services

Overview Many people argue that inappropriate compensation policies in financial companies contributed to the global financial crisis. Some say the overall level of pay was too high. Others critic…

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