Politics

Activist Stella Nyanzi is arrested by police officers at a protest for more government food distribution amid the coronavirus lockdown in Kampala, Uganda, on May 18, 2020.

Uganda’s Chief Provocateur

Through radical protest, Stella Nyanzi has become a thorn in long-serving President Yoweri Museveni’s side. Now, she could be headed to parliament.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Capitol

The Capitol Invasion Was a Coup From Below

Trump borrowed from the playbook of his favorite dictator, Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, by inciting a mob to launch an insurrection.

A worker builds a wooden structure, part of the preparation for the presidential inauguration, at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 8 in Washington.

‘This Is Not Who We Are’ Is a Great American Myth

The crisis at the U.S. Capitol shows that Americans lack a shared understanding of their political past and present. Transitional justice can help.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden rallies with Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff

Biden’s Big Day: Senate Control And Support From Pence and McConnell

In response, pro-Trump protesters storm the Capitol, forcing Congress into recess.

A man cross an empty highway on Feb. 3 in Wuhan, China.

Our Top Stories of 2020

From human rights abuses in Xinjiang to the coronavirus crisis in the United States, here are the stories that most captivated our readers this year.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden

Where Is Biden’s Cabinet Heading?

The incoming U.S. president’s team doesn’t point in any clear direction, and progressives are worried.

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

India’s Congress Party Needs to Ditch the Nehru-Gandhi Family

Once an asset, the clan has become an electoral liability.

Ghana's then-President John Dramani Mahama (L) talks with former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings (R) at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jerry Rawlings Is Dead, but He Still Looms Large in Ghanaian Politics

The former leader’s blend of anti-corruption rhetoric and strongman rule still holds great appeal for a generation disappointed by contemporary politicians.

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