political science

Demonstrators gather on 16th Street across from Lafayette Park while protesting peacefully against police brutality and racism on June 6 in Washington, DC.

Why Protests Threaten Dictatorships but Make Democracies Stronger

Democracies have greater legitimacy because citizens largely support the system and its institutions. Dictatorships rely on performance—and they fail when they don’t produce results.

The campus of Georgetown University is seen nearly empty as classes were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic in Washington May 7.

How to Rethink the Teaching of International Relations

As universities struggle to respond to the ongoing pandemic, here’s what they should focus on.

<> on October 22, 2011 in London, England.

The Dangers of Giving the Common Man a Say

When politics stop making sense, political elites have to turn to the public — even when it’s a bad idea.


I Changed My Mind…

The piece about Bill Clinton I wish I could take back, and nine other things about which I no longer hold the same opinion.


Iggy Azalea Loves Francis Fukuyama. No, Really.

The Australian rapper reveals she's reading Fukyama's "The Origins of Political Order."

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The Top 10 Questions About the World’s Biggest Problems

Will anyone ever outfox Putin? Why are we still using old solutions to solve the same old Middle East Problems? And where exactly are we going in Afghanistan?