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When Kensho met Visallo...

When Kensho met Visallo...

Peanut butter and chocolate, Han Solo and Chewbacca, sweet tea and lemonade; some things were just made to go together.…


Dec 07, 2018
An Anomaly in Armenia: Now what?

An Anomaly in Armenia: Now what?

After a successful protest movement unseats Sargsyan, what will happen next in Armenia?…


Apr 24, 2018
Tenure track: China's term-limit change in comparative perspective

Tenure track: China's term-limit change in comparative perspective

This weekend, China's legislature scrapped a 1982 rule that limits the country's presidents to two consecutive five-year terms in office.…


Mar 12, 2018
U.N. Security Council resolutions by the numbers

U.N. Security Council resolutions by the numbers

On February 24, 2018, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution demanding a nationwide ceasefire and the…


Feb 27, 2018
Global: More Democracy, Less Freedom

Global: More Democracy, Less Freedom

Has the world taken an authoritarian turn, or is talk of a democratic recession overblown? Earlier this week, Freedom House…


Jan 19, 2018
Iran: A Precarious Persian Spring?

Iran: A Precarious Persian Spring?

The protests that began in Iran two weeks ago are the most significant unrest in the country since 2009 and…


Jan 10, 2018
Where have all the good coups gone?

Where have all the good coups gone?

Shifts in the international system have not rendered coups obsolete, but they have helped make them rarer.…


Dec 12, 2017
Saudi Arabia: Is major reform possible in the oil-cursed Kingdom?

Saudi Arabia: Is major reform possible in the oil-cursed Kingdom?

After decades of risk-averse octogenarian kings, Saudi Arabia’s young, ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) recent purge…


Dec 06, 2017
Plotting Zimbabwe's post-coup trajectory

Plotting Zimbabwe's post-coup trajectory

The Koto Analogy Engine offers a rigorous but efficient way to take the outside view on situations like the one in Zimbabwe right now.…


Nov 29, 2017