MONKEY CAGE

How far have human rights in Hong Kong eroded? We measured.

The National Security Law two years ago marked a big change.

By Stephen Bagwell, Meridith LaVelle and K. Chad ClayJune 30, 2022

The Supreme Court’s EPA decision could undo almost every major federal law

Gorsuch invoked the arcane doctrine of "nondelegation," which would make most of government unconstitutional.

By Pamela Clouser McCann and Charles R. ShipanJune 30, 2022

Are gun laws constitutional? Courts must now look at history to decide.

Would the founders have regulated high-capacity magazines? Courts will be struggling to apply the Supreme Court’s latest Second Amendment decision for years.

By Jacob D. Charles June 30, 2022

Ukraine is an E.U. candidate. Full membership is an obstacle course.

The European Union had little choice but to open the door.

By Frank SchimmelfennigJune 30, 2022

Colombia’s new president aims to swing his country left. It won’t be easy.

Gustavo Petro will have to make alliances and deals with moderate parties, which may disappoint his supporters.

By Juan Albarracin , Sandra Botero and Laura GamboaJune 30, 2022

Can a former left-wing guerrilla salvage Colombia’s peace plan?

The election victory of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez marks a stunning shift away from elitist politics.

By Danielle GilbertJune 29, 2022

Violence against antiabortion groups is rising. Here’s what we know.

Many rationalize violence as more morally justifiable when they agree with the cause, but condemn it when they disagree, my research finds.

By Julie M. Norman June 29, 2022

What to watch for at this week’s NATO summit

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate discussions of the alliance’s new Strategic Concept.

By James Goldgeier and Sara Bjerg MollerJune 29, 2022

Here’s how Trump talks like a mob boss

Mafia members never speak plainly if they can avoid it.

By Henry FarrellJune 28, 2022

Jan. 6 hearings show a democracy in crisis. Civic education can help.

Public education once trained young citizens to be part of democracy. Here's what's needed now.

By Katherine M. Robiadek , Carah Ong Whaley , John P. Forren and Lauren C. BellJune 28, 2022

Supreme Court justices aren’t pretending to respect each other

The justices like to present themselves as collegial. The Dobbs opinions suggest that is cracking.

By Julie NovkovJune 27, 2022

In many states with antiabortion laws, majorities favor abortion rights

Will purple states eventually fall into step with the views of their voters?

By Jake Grumbach and Christopher WarshawJune 25, 2022

How Black women will be especially affected by the loss of Roe

With higher maternal mortality, more problem pregnancies, worse healthcare and less insurance, Black women especially need reproductive autonomy.

By Christine M. Slaughter and Chelsea N. JonesJune 25, 2022

Roe is gone. How will state abortion restrictions affect IVF and more?

Our research suggests that both Republicans and Democrats want to preserve infertility care, although some laws could have unintended consequences.

By Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Nicole Kalaf-Hughes and Heather Silber Mohamed June 25, 2022

Discharge, ‘They Declare It’: The Week In One Song

SCOTUS declares a further extension of gun rights.

By Christopher FedericoJune 24, 2022

Apartheid casts a long shadow across South Africa

Andrew Harding’s new book, “These Are Not Gentle People,” takes a deep look at community fear and mistrust.

By Laura SeayJune 24, 2022

Can activists stop AT&T from donating to antiabortion politicians?

Yes, but companies turn to more subtle ways of influencing policy, research shows.

By Jane L. Sumner June 22, 2022

Iraq’s populist leader quit parliament. What happens now?

Rallying anti-establishment protests strengthened Muqtada al-Sadr’s hand in the past. It might not work now.

By Renad Mansour and Benedict Robin-D’CruzJune 22, 2022

France’s elections weakened Macron and strengthened Le Pen

President Emmanuel Macron may now have limited options to get legislation through.

By Giovanni CapocciaJune 21, 2022

Paul Farmer’s last book teaches still more about pandemics

With a great deal of storytelling, Farmer emphasizes that it's a mistake when policymakers focus on controlling spread rather than delivering health care.

By Kim Yi DionneJune 21, 2022