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July 13, 2020

On the 26th of March 1812, the Boston Gazette printed a cartoon that satirised the unconventional shape of a district in Massachusetts that had been redrawn, calling it the ‘Gerry-mander’. The name derived from the district’s resemblance in shape to a salamander, combi...

May 11, 2020

Electoral competition is the cornerstone of democratic rule and the mechanics and processes behind elections are hotly contested in the United States, with such contestation often centring around campaign finance reform.

Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for President o...

December 16, 2019

The United States needs the support of strong allies in global affairs to achieve legitimacy in its national interests and policy objectives that have become defined by multilateral cooperation since the end of World War II.

Allies are fundamentally important in securi...

August 27, 2019

Foreign policy often defines the way we perceive the world. For most of the 19th century, it was the main focus of the British government and into the 20th and 21st centuries it has shaped how nations interact with one another.

Yet the role of foreign policy has drastic...

July 1, 2019

Ethical constraints on the Intelligence Community are not only a necessary deterrent that limits the abuse of power but also in preserving America’s moral compass which is guiding by social norms in an ever-changing environment.

Arthur Applbaum, an ethics specialist at...

May 22, 2019

Over the past year, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jung-un have pursued a political rapprochement. Trump and Kim have met twice - once in Singapore and once in Hanoi - to discuss the possibility of the denuclearization of North Korea. After the breakdown of th...

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