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OIRA is the most important office you’ve never heard of.

  • Elizabeth Popp Berman
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Afrobarometer surveys find many Africans approve of U.S. and Chinese investment in the continent.

  • Naunihal Singh, Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye Sanny and E. Gyimah-Boadi
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This was one of the least democratic elections in Jordan’s recent history.

  • Kristen Kao and E.J. Karmel
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Trump administration decisions on Israel marked a shift away from decades of U.S. policy.

  • Jeremy Pressman and Dov Waxman
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Helping people pay their bills during the pandemic can boost public health.

  • Jesse Driscoll, Konstantin Sonin and Austin L. Wright
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USAID announced a new financing plan to help countries buy from other telecom vendors.

  • Jordan Link
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After mass street protests unseated a governor, the left organized, ran -- and won. What might come next?

  • Fernando Tormos-Aponte
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Three things to know about how active-duty military and veterans vote.

  • Danielle Lupton and Max Z. Margulies
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When legislators impeached a popular reformer, protests toppled his successor.

  • ?usta Carranza Ko
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When the government shut down the Internet, new Twitter accounts filled the information void.

  • Claire Wilmot
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Will the U.S. economy suffer as Asia-Pacific nations get closer?

  • Kristen Hopewell
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The U.S. is waging war on China’s tech sector. Germany chose another route.

  • Daniel Fuchs and Sarah Eaton
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Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a ceasefire after six weeks of fighting.

  • Gerard Toal
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He was an authoritarian who then won two multiparty elections.

  • George M. Bob-Milliar and Jeffrey Paller
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The end of the Trump presidency.

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It's not because of “shy” Trump voters, our research suggests.

  • Ryan L. Claassen and John Barry Ryan
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What persuades mainland Americans to support their bid?

  • Abdiel Santiago, Alexander Kustov and Ali A. Valenzuela
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People are tuning into dissident news and turning off state TV because they’re desperate for real information.

  • Samuel Greene and Anna Lyubimtseva
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Presidential elections typically come down to the “fundamentals,” like economic conditions and approval ratings.

  • Peter K. Enns and Julius Lagodny
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My research examines what brought together Latino, immigrant, labor, and LGBTQ community organizers into a coalition that gets out votes.

  • Erin Mayo-Adam
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