Latest from Erik Voeten

European soccer’s Super League is a naked grab for money. But fans may still be willing to accept it.

The breakaway league includes 12 top European teams.
  • Apr 19, 2021

American pundits think Europe has just introduced a blasphemy law through the back door. They’re wrong.

Commentators say that an international court is imposing a blasphemy ban on European countries. That's the opposite of the truth.
  • Oct 29, 2018

Trump makes longtime allies nervous. Here’s how we measured this.

Will countries look for alternatives to cooperation with the United States?
  • Aug 31, 2018

Did Trump try to lose today's United Nations vote on Israel?

The U.S. strategy had mixed results. That may have been the point.
  • Dec 21, 2017

New editors, new initiatives and other announcements here at The Monkey Cage

Quite a few things are afoot here in 2017.
  • Feb 16, 2017

Are the countries that Americans think are friendly to the U.S. actually friendly to the U.S.?

Americans are actually pretty good at identifying what countries are typically with or against the United States.
  • Feb 12, 2017

It’s actually older people who have become more cynical about U.S. democracy

Older people are more upset about how U.S. institutions actually work. And they behave like it in the voting booth.
  • Dec 14, 2016

That viral graph about millennials’ declining support for democracy? It’s very misleading.

The reality is much less dramatic: most young people support democracy.
  • Dec 5, 2016

For the first time ever, the U.S. will abstain when the U.N. votes against its embargo on Cuba. That’s a big deal.

Although the U.N. resolution is nonbinding, it holds symbolic meaning.
  • Oct 26, 2016