U.S.

November, 2020

  • 25 November

    How Biden and Kerry Could Rebuild America’s Global Climate Leadership

    Strengthening cooperation and partnerships with like-minded countries will be critical to bring about a transition to cleaner energy as well as sustainability in agriculture, forestry, water and other sectors of the global economy.

  • 24 November

    Republicans Didn’t Lose Big in 2020

    In the 2021 legislative season, Republicans will have unified control of 20 of the 28 legislatures that retain mapmaking responsibility. Democrats will control just seven.

  • 24 November

    Why the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine is Now a Global Game-changer

    The Oxford vaccine, based on a viral vector, is also cheaper (around US$4) than Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines – around US$20 and $33, respectively. AstraZeneca has made a “no profit pledge”.

  • 18 November

    How Joe Biden Did So Well in Georgia

    Georgia’s 2020 turnout was roughly 800,000 more than in the 2016 presidential election. An additional factor in the Georgia election result may have been President Trump’s statements discouraging his supporters from voting, but the real key was the grassroots organization, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and other efforts, that brought new voters into the fold.

  • 17 November

    A Record Number of Women Will Serve in the 117th Congress

    Women will be at least 27% of the House and 24% of the Senate. Next Jan. 3, at least 141 women, including 51 women of color will be sworn in. Eight races involving women had yet to be called as of Nov. 16, meaning this number could still grow.

  • 11 November

    Biden’s Climate Change Plans Can Quickly Raise the Bar

    Aligning the possible and the transformational is the challenging work of politics, and this is where Biden’s 47 years in Washington and reputation for working across the aisle are invaluable.

  • 8 November

    What Biden’s Win Mean for Race Relations, Foreign Policy and the Supreme Court

    President Donald Trump’s tenure lasted just four years, but in that time he dragged policy on an array of key issues in a dramatic new direction. Joe Biden’s victory presents an opportunity to reset the White House agenda and put it on a different course.

  • 1 November

    US Presidential Elections and Pakistan

    While Pakistan is not relying now on the US that much anymore as it did once, a Democrat victory can be balanced out nicely.

October, 2020

  • 27 October

    A Contested Election: 5 Essential Reads

    All that sets up a country for a disputed presidential election is recounts and court battles in key states and a nation left wondering both who will lead it and whether they should have faith in the election’s integrity.

  • 12 October

    History of Packing the Supreme Court

    History shows that political contests over the ideological slant of the Court are nothing new. In the 1860s, President Abraham Lincoln worked with fellow Republicans to shape the Court to carry out his party’s anti-slavery and pro-Union agenda.