Italy’s new leader faces familiar problems, including fickle voters
Giorgia Meloni’s popularity may not hold — and she doesn’t have much freedom to change policy.By Mark Gilbert
Puerto Rico’s electricity problems go beyond Maria and Fiona
Puerto Ricans face higher electricity bills — but see few improvements that make the power grid more resilient to storms.By Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Mary Angelica Painter and Sameer H. Shah
Report exposes U.N. camp abuses, but research shows justice is elusive
An investigative report has exposed abuses in a U.N. camp in South Sudan, but research highlights the challenges facing abuse victims seeking justice.By Audrey L. Comstock
We know free school lunches help. What else would end hunger?
The White House is looking for solutions with this week’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.By Clare Brock
Is Putin vulnerable? One autocracy in Russia may lead to another.
Here’s what we know about how autocratic regimes die.By Kathryn Stoner
Redistricting commissions draw fairer districts than politicians do
The nonpartisan commissions create fairer, more competitive districts than politicians. But will the Supreme Court rule that this is a job for legislatures?By Christopher Warshaw , Eric McGhee and Michal Migurski
Pakistan has a narrow window to boost climate resilience
This year’s floods are only part of Pakistan’s larger environmental crisis. Good governance at the local level might be one path forward.By Erum A. Haider
China and India weren’t critical of Putin’s war. Did that change?
Neither country was inclined to defend a global order that denies their status aspirations, but disruptions caused by Putin's war may be forcing a rethink.By Rohan Mukherjee
Justice Dept. needed luck to win Mar-a-Lago case. It shouldn’t be that way.
A panel of three judges heard the case. If three different judges had been randomly selected, it could have gone the other way.By Joshua C. Fjelstul
Are Iran’s hijab protests different from past protest waves?
Broader and broader swaths of society are showing that they’re outraged, with grievances that won’t soon go away.By Mohammad Ali Kadivar
Sweden’s next prime minister will juggle an awkward coalition
Passing budgets and laws won’t be easy, given the policy disagreements among the four parties.By Jacob Christensen
How to make voter registration both accurate and easy
Our research on 156 countries finds that automatic registration tends to be more accurate.By Holly Ann Garnett and Toby S. James
How to decode Putin’s nuclear warnings
What is the risk of Russian nuclear use in Ukraine? Here’s what you need to know.By James Cameron
How Putin’s partial mobilization could backfire
Largely ill-trained, unwilling reservists may hamper Russia’s endeavor to reassert control in its Ukraine campaignBy Jason Lyall
Newly gerrymandered districts might hurt Democrats less than you think
Our new method for measuring gerrymandering might help settle state court lawsuits over district borders.By Marion Campisi , Tommy Ratliff, Stephanie Somersille and Ellen Veomett
Why Russia’s mobilization may lower the risk of nuclear war — for now
If Putin were truly desperate, he might have turned to "non-strategic" nuclear weapons.By Caitlin Talmadge
Putin just called up young men to the war. He’s taking a big risk.
The survey data suggests that young married men may start opposing the Ukraine warBy Sam Greene
Today is International Day of Peace. Can you measure what peace is?
One way is to see if people feel safe going about their daily lives, the Everyday Peace Indicators project finds.By Pamina Firchow and Roger Mac Ginty