For politics, a ray of hope

At Law School, 5 U.S. senators say obstacles to progress are great, but not insurmountable By John Laidler, Harvard Correspondent At a time when American politics are beset by... Read more »

‘Shady’ social media practices change local politics

By Jessica Priest When an outsider challenged the incumbent for Victoria County judge in 2010, the courthouse downtown was abuzz with rumors about who could be behind anonymous comments posted... Read more »

With broken institutions and a reeling opposition, what’s next for Kenya?

I remember walking through the rubble of burnt out buildings some months after Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence. Houses owned by ethnic Kikuyu were razed to the ground in the city... Read more »

President Xi and Secretary Tillerson: what two speeches tell us about the future of China and the US

by Samir SaranVice-President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) The past week has been a significant one for speeches. The first was President Xi Jinping’s marathon three-and-a-half-hour-long “report”, inaugurating the Communist Party... Read more »

For Some Youths, ‘Minor’ Offenses Lead to Major Sentences in Adult Prison

Cases threaten to undermine Illinois’ efforts at juvenile justice reform. by Duaa Eldeib Jaylan Banks, 18, was sentenced to eight years in an adult prison for punching a correctional officer... Read more »