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While China is patiently building up credibility, America is spending it down.

  • Stephen B. Kaplan
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Economic statistics are far more ambiguous — and malleable — than most people realize.

  • Lukas Linsi
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More people may work in agriculture — but the Pandora Papers revealed that the state has become an international financial haven.

  • David Wiltse and Filip Viskupič
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With the latest nationwide news about Gabby Petito, Black women’s expulsion from full citizenship becomes even starker.

  • Julia S. Jordan-Zachery
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The elected/appointed legislator ratio is one key indicator of parliamentary power.

  • Dania Thafer
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Government agencies spend much of their limited resources trying to reverse the work of previous administrations, demoralizing staff and reducing effectiveness.

  • Rachel Augustine Potter
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Around the world, would-be authoritarians have been “pinkwashing” policies that undermine democracy. Our research finds that the tactic works.

  • Lihi Ben Shitrit, Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler and Julia Elad-Strenger
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The covid response — and a series of scandals — tipped the race against the billionaire populist.

  • Marek Rybar and Kevin Deegan-Krause
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Self-identified LGBTQ voters are disappointed that the major parties keep dragging their feet on the community’s rights.

  • Michael Hunklinger, Niklas Ferch and Dorothée de Nève
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But the media coverage of the two eras was quite different.

  • Kerby Goff and John D. McCarthy
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U.S. democracy counts on public servants to be loyal to the Constitution, not politicians.

  • Walter M. Shaub, Jr.
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A short-term debt-ceiling agreement.

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Our research found an argument that boosts Republicans’ willingness to get vaccinated against covid-19.

  • John V. Kane and Ian G. Anson
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The “public” Internet relies on private networks and technical protocols that have to work in sync.

  • Laura DeNardis
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These groups have staged hundreds of news conferences to praise government officials.

  • Matthew T. Page
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Why dynasties dominate the leadership in Japan, and around the world.

  • Daniel M. Smith
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The peace deal included a plan for an Africa-led hybrid court.

  • Jacqueline R. McAllister
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Debt-ceiling drama isn’t new — but this time is a bit different.

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As one official told me: “The UN is not a superpower. It has only its moral authority, and if you undermine that, you're finished.”

  • Jasmine Westendorf
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Research suggests centrist parties adopted strategies to counter the right.

  • Rafaela Dancygier
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