How to reduce partisan gridlock

Explicitly affirming shared core values reduces the power of the partisan magnet and promotes compromise, research indicates.

By David Sherman and Leaf Van Boven December 7

In defense of U.S. funding for area studies

Political attacks on Title VI funding for Middle East Studies are a ritual, which has rarely made significant inroads. But several trends make this year’s attacks more worrying.

By Nathan J. Brown October 30

Lawsuit lessons from abroad

Israel's experience with parliamentary lawsuits should give the U.S. House pause.

By Sefi Keller and Shai Cohen August 21