Mining Outlook in Zambia Likely to Improve After Election

August 10, 2016

The outlook for the mining sector is likely to improve, but the uncertainty surrounding Zambia’s election brings with it the risk of violence. With just a day until Zambia’s August 11 general election, the outcome of the vote remains far from certain. Of the nine presidential candidates...

Rouhani’s Surprising Election

June 17, 2013

Rouhani’s surprising victory in the presidential election represents a significant shift in the Iranian political landscape. Hassan Rouhani’s surprising first round victory in the presidential elections represents  a significant shift in the Iranian political landscape. In a field...

Israel: The Collapse of the Left

January 20, 2013

In an Israeli election devoid of significant policy disagreements, this year’s campaign season has served to further the dissolution of the left, while unifying the various “tribes” on the right. In a few days, Israel will end what has been a sleepy campaign season. There is...

Japan Election: At the Crossroads

December 18, 2012

Japan is at a crossroads. The next Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, must consider serious reforms in order to tackle Japan’s enormous challenges. By Felix Steinle and Kira O'Sullivan Background With an overwhelming majority of  325 out of 480 seats, the Liberal Democratic Party...

Swing State Scramble: A Wisconsin Volunteer’s Narrative

November 20, 2012

Lawyer Frank Currie spent election week working for the Obama voter protection effort in Milwaukee.   I wanted to address voter protection issues because I have been really disturbed by efforts to suppress the disadvantaged vote in many states.  I had originally intended to work in Miami...

Yes, They Can: Volunteers of the 2012 US Election Campaign

November 20, 2012

Why volunteers have made the difference between victory and defeat for the Obama campaign. Background It was perhaps only the second time that the world saw Barack Obama crying. Here was a man known for his emotional detachment being overcome by strong emotion, a man who had coolly observed...

An Election to Define the Destiny of America

November 06, 2012

Atul Singh observes that a deeply divided American society is deadlocked over different visions for the future in an uncertain world and, regardless of the result of the election, the battle to define a new American destiny shall continue for another few years. A century ago, Britain was deeply...

Obligation to Speak

November 06, 2012

Non-compulsory voting has got to end. It is probably contrary to everything you have been told but it is true and it is time we recognized it.  The US has got to stop allowing potential voters to stay at home while others attend the ballot box and perform their civic duty and vote. Not voting...