Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
Kim Beazley's time as Australia's ambassador to the United States came to an end earlier this year, but he is riveted by next week's presidential election.
If the US government is still split between the parties after November 8, the era of terminal gridlock will continue.
While it's unprecedented to call an election 'rigged' before voting has even taken place, there is a history of candidates crying foul after suspicious results.
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.
Achieving greater freedom and equality for all identity groups is African democrats' primary goal. By contrast, American democrats have traditionally been preoccupied with individual rights.
Claiming you were cheated or betrayed is not the best way to deal with political defeat.
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?
For a while, Bernie Sanders looked he really could be David to Hillary Clinton's Goliath. He lost, but his legacy will live on.
With the primaries essentially over, Sanders can be one of three people: Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy or Jesse Jackson.
Five more states will soon have their say in the Clinton-Sanders battle. But is it already over?
Hillary Clinton’s 'slow and steady push' is hardly inspiring. But it shows she is playing the long game, already positioning herself as the centrist candidate for the election in November.
It could be battle royale for the Republicans at the Ohio convention in July.
The RNC and DNC are indifferent to young voters -- and the young voters are returning the favor.
The media and political establishment have been ready to write off Bernie Sanders for some time. Not so fast.
The candidates differ on Middle East policy sometimes a lot; other times not so much. But whoever becomes president, there is no way that America will stop obsessing about the region.
If more Democrats living abroad had voted in 2000, Al Gore might have become president.