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People receive crates of water in the aftermath of earthquakes in the Samandag district of Hatay, Turkey. Erdem Sahin/EPA

How political issues hindered Turkey’s 2023 earthquake response

Social workers encountered challenges in providing their services in the aftermath of the Turkey earthquakes, facing obstacles outside of their control.
President Félix Tshisekedi greets his supporters after his re-election in Kinshasa on 31 December 2023. Photo: Chris Milosi/nadolu via Getty Images

DR Congo’s election – the key to Félix Tshisekedi’s victory

Those who reject recourse to the courts in favour of street demonstrations are taking the wrong approach to the current democratic turning point.
A California teacher takes part in a demonstration in September 2023 to support the rights of transgender people. Leonard Ortiz/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Biases behind transgender athlete bans are deeply rooted

Sports researchers learned that conservative political leanings among state legislators lead to biases against transgender athletes among voters.
A micro-survey of political science students has found they go into politics to serve the public good. (Shutterstock)

The kids are alright: Aspiring political staffers are altruistically motivated

In a time of growing partisanship and general political uncertainty, a short research project provides a snapshot of the young people who might one day walk the halls of power.

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