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Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump’s actions here are not some high-minded effort to protect national security by preventing careless people from having access to classified material. Nor are they merely an attempt to tidy up the messy files of too many people holding security clearances, as National Security Advisor John... Read More about The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy »


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Allan Kornberg, beloved professor emeritus, passed away

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The first day Allan Kornberg moved into his Duke University office in 1965, he brought his three young children with him, who immediately took to racing down the hallways. The noise brought out longtime political science Chairman Robert Rankin who demanded to know what was going on.... Read More about Allan Kornberg, beloved professor emeritus, passed away »


Paula McClain

Paula McClain elected as next president of the American Political Science Association

Friday, August 17, 2018

Paula D. McClain, professor of political science and dean of The Graduate School, has been elected as the next president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the most prestigious academic organization in the discipline. McClain will serve as president-elect for a year... Read More about Paula McClain elected as next president of the American Political Science Association »


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International Gender Balancing Reforms - Kyle Beardsley et al. publishes new research

Monday, August 6, 2018

Gender balancing in the security sector is an increasingly common reform in postconflict countries, especially in the presence of peacekeeping missions. The UN has repeatedly stressed that increased representation of women in security forces (and other traditionally male-dominated institutions)... Read More about International Gender Balancing Reforms - Kyle Beardsley et al. publishes new research »


Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill

Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill

Friday, July 20, 2018

At a time when even the wealthiest nations face problems of poverty, many analysts are concerned about creating jobs in the “new” economy. Are traditional anti-poverty programs up to the task? I don’t think so. Many people, from diverse viewpoints, are talking about a universal basic income (UBI... Read More about Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill »


Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday

Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday

Monday, July 16, 2018

President Donald Trump has told us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” He seems to have thought that just threatening to impose tariffs would bring other countries to their knees, since those countries need access to the vast U.S. market. But his global trade war isn’t going as planned... Read More about Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday »


Many Fear Erdogan's New Powers - Timur Kuran interviewed in The Jerusalem Post

Many Fear Erdogan's New Powers - Timur Kuran interviewed in The Jerusalem Post

Friday, July 13, 2018

The country has been under a state of emergency for almost two years since the failed 2016 coup, but Erdogan said he would end it after the election. Under the new system, a state of emergency lasts for six months instead of three and Erdogan can declare one without needing the approval of... Read More about Many Fear Erdogan's New Powers - Timur Kuran interviewed in The Jerusalem Post »


Chris Johnston won the 2018 David O. Sears Book Award

Chris Johnston won the 2018 David O. Sears Book Award

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Christopher Johnston and his coauthors won the David O. Sears Book Award for 2018 for their work Open versus Closed: Personality, Identity, and the Politics of Redistribution.  Announced at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, this... Read More about Chris Johnston won the 2018 David O. Sears Book Award »


U.S. Supreme Court Justice cites co-authored work by Arvind Krishnamurthy

U.S. Supreme Court Justice cites co-authored work by Arvind Krishnamurthy

Thursday, July 5, 2018

On June 28, 2018, the US Supreme Court denied requests by two death row inmates from Mississippi to have their cases heard. Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from these decisions, citing a recent work by Prof. Frank Baumgartner along with UNC undergraduate students Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson,... Read More about U.S. Supreme Court Justice cites co-authored work by Arvind Krishnamurthy  »


What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us - Ruth Grant writes Wall Street Journal op ed

What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us - Ruth Grant writes Wall Street Journal op ed

Friday, June 29, 2018

Thanks to Stormy Daniels, Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo, most of us are now familiar with agreements where one party purchases the other’s silence. But such nondisclosure agreements, also known as NDAs, aren’t limited to allegations of sexual misconduct, and often they involve public money. The... Read More about What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us - Ruth Grant writes Wall Street Journal op ed »


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