What scholars know about the past, present and future of the US' relationship with North Korea, as the two countries' leaders prepare to meet.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Four important elements to consider when evaluating how safe you are online.
The Conversation scholars analyze a few of the key themes and speeches that punctuated the three-day gathering of global elites in the Alps.
Trump embraced evangelicals in his first year as president. Here, scholars provide historical context to how the religious right has shaped American politics over the past decades.
What scholars know, are learning and are predicting about the privacy of electronic data, online activity, smartphone use and electronic records.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Scholars answer key questions about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Huricane Maria, which destroyed the island two months ago.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
Four articles from The Conversation archive offer insight on mass shootings in America.
Fewer people are getting married. What gives?
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
A few of the ways violence may create even more violence.
Australian and UK scholars weigh in on what firearm regulations in their countries have accomplished.
A roundup of research into what makes passwords secure, and options for new standards of login authentication.
How, why and when do people lie – and what happens as a result?
The number of natural disasters around the world has doubled since 1980, raising serious questions about how to respond. Here's how game theory could help.
The Department of Energy's review of the electricity grid finds natural gas, rather than renewables, has hurt coal and nuclear power. But that's only half the story of the changes underway.
On Monday, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin. We dive into the research on this controversial practice.
The story of African-American music is a story of eclipsing expectations and subverting norms.
The industry has wanted access to offshore oil for decades, but the Arctic remains challenging. Consumers, meanwhile, seem conflicted on expanded offshore drilling.
Martin Luther King Jr. led one of the most successful, nonviolent resistance movements in American history. Here's a roundup of key coverage from our archive.
Republicans vow to dismantle Obamacare, which extended health insurance to about 20 million people. Republicans' new plan has been roundly criticized. Here is expert analysis to help you sort it out.
It's March 14, the day we irrationally celebrate the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Here's a roundup from our archive of what we know about pi.
Faith, religious institutions and spirituality are all part and parcel of American life. But they are often misunderstood. Our new section casts light on these topics from scholars across the U.S.