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  • 8 Dec 2021
    Map of Iraq
    Matthew Nanes

    Personalized security drives Iraq’s political deadlock

    Deadlock following Iraq’s October 10th, 2021 elections shows that control over the security forces remains the country’s most important political issue. The parliamentary block led by Shia politician and militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr won a clear plurality of seats. However, a bloc of Iran-backed parties refuses to allow them to form a government. At the […]

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  • 2 Apr 2020
    Alexandru Grigorescu

    Global Governmental vs Non-Governmental Approaches to Health Crises

    Alexandru Grigorescu, author of 'The Ebb and Flow of Global Governance', on the international response to public health crises

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  • 11 Jun 2010
    Jennifer L. Lawless

    Gender Representation in Politics

    This week, Democratic and Republican women won some major primary elections here in the States. [Insert ‘go team’ comment here - without sounding flippant or bringing back the feminist movement a few decades.] Since then, their victories have been dissected and trisected and analyzed according to weight, hair style, family background… oh, and stance on the issues. So while we commend the successes of women in politics, and the pursuit of more equal gender representation, author Jennifer Lawless wants us to pause, reflect, and look at the stats. It’s not that huge a milestone. Here’s her take on how women are still severely under-represented, and what political parties need to do to rectify the gender disparity. -------- Via CNN: No new dawn for women in politics

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