An Overview d’état: Are Coups Democracy in Action?
Coups in autocracies are frequently followed by elections, which are then followed by new coup attempts. Why do elections increase coup risk?
Prisoners’ Rights: An Introductory Reading List
A selection of readings and visual material on the subject of prisoners’ rights to foster dialogue and discovery in the classroom.
¡AI, Caramba!: Artificial Intelligence and Policymaking
As the use of artificial intelligence expands at the global level, many states are closer to implementing national AI policies. But are they close enough?
How Media Stifles Deliberative Democracy
As outlets that welcome rational exchanges of ideas dwindle those that serve as echo chambers are exploding. What does that mean for free speech and the health of the US?
Creating the “Criminal Class”
In the late eighteenth century, Glasgow magistrate Patrick Colquhoun argued that immoral living had created a distinct class of people with weak characters.
The Birth of the Soviet Union and the Death of the Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution promised—and for a time delivered—freedom to the peoples of the Tsarist Empire. That freedom ended with the creation of the USSR.
High Water and Its Discontents
About half of the world’s population depends on water from the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Can India's hydro-hegemony help avoid war over this limited resource?
Iran’s Protest Culture
A succession of authoritarian regimes birthed a strong tradition of collective action.
Creating a Safety Net: CST in International Law
Robust international partnership models that build capacity and trust can help fight child sex tourism and commercial sexual exploitation of children.
What Makes Us Vote the Way We Do?
According to some political scientists, it's more about group identity than personal interests.