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History in Cuba; Terror in Brussels - Another episode of Foreign Exchange Debate

Friday, April 1, 2016
Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate contemporary issues of national security and foreign policy.  The entire series of Foreign Exchange Debates is available on YouTube.

Tim Büthe co-chairs conference on Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Governance

Friday, March 25, 2016
In Geneva, Switzerland, Prof. Tim Büthe opened the 2nd workshop of the project on Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Governance, which he co-directs with Swiss colleagues Joost Pauwelyn, Martino Maggetti, Ayelet Berman and Theresa Carpenter.  It is part of an ongoing collaboration... Read More »

Top Experts Confounded by Advisers to Donald Trump - Peter Feaver interviewed for The New York Times

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Peter D. Feaver, a political science professor at Duke University, signed a letter from top Republican national security leaders objecting to Mr. Trump earlier this month and said he was confounded by the advisers that the candidate ultimately came up with. “I think that normally, the front-... Read More »

You Can’t Keep a Lid on Discontent Forever - Timur Kuran writes for Cato Unbound

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Whatever the outcome of the race for the White House, the entire American establishment, including career politicians, the super-rich, academia, the press, the high professions, big business, and major civil society organizations, now has fair warning that the stability of the American system of... Read More »

In One-Party Vietnam, Independents vie for Assembly Seats - Edmund Malesky interviewed in The New York Times

Monday, March 21, 2016
“Before, the National Assembly wasn’t so much part of the national consciousness,” but this year’s crop of independents draws from a far wider cross-section of society, said Edmund J. Malesky, a Vietnam specialist and a professor of political economy at Duke University. Continue reading the... Read More »

Think a ‘brokered’ convention is undemocratic? Think again. - Georg Vanberg writes for The Washington Post

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
But if Trump fails to win a majority of delegates, the logic is equally clear: securing a plurality of the vote (or delegates) does not provide Trump with any special claim to legitimacy, nor does it give him the mantle of “the people’s choice.” In this case, a brokered convention that denies... Read More »

The Authenticity Deficit in Modern Politics - Timur Kuran writes for Cato Unbound

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The authenticity deficit in American politics is very real. But it is not a product of politicians alone. It is a social ill whose perpetrators are also its victims, and vice versa. People astonished at why Sanders and Trump have resonated with huge blocs should look in the mirror and ask when... Read More »

Race to the Bottom - Michael Munger writes column for North State Journal

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The Democrats’ reaction was priceless. In effect, they said, “Wait! We didn’t mean to ignore race completely!” David Lewis (R, NCGA-53), co-chair of the redistricting committee appointed by the Republicans, rather gleefully responded: “The only way to make sure race is not predominant is to make... Read More »

A Trump wave is on the way? Journalist cites Timur Kuran's research

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
In his terrific book, Private Truths, Public Lies:The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification, Timur Kuran writes about the phenomenon he calls “preference falsification”: People tend to hide unpopular views to avoid ostracism or punishment; they stop hiding them when they... Read More »

Who is going to win Super Tuesday? Sunshine Hillygus interviewed

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
“One of the things that is so striking is we have turnout rates in these states that’s absolutely tiny,” says political scientist Sunshine Hillygus. “This is where the establishment recognizes that just because Donald Trump wins a percentage of the primary voters in a given state does not at all... Read More »

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