What do Biden's first 100 days in office mean for the next four years in terms of foreign policy? There are already some clues — but questions too.
Western governments have a very poor record when it comes to looking after those foreign nationals who have risked their lives for them.
Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there's something missing.
While democracy requires accountability from presidents, presidents may lose stature, not gain it, by holding a press conference.
Donald Trump's ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
The debate about the U.S. Electoral College pits those who think the president should be chosen via popular vote versus those who believe the interests of small and large states must be balanced.
James Baker, the high-powered lawyer chosen by George W. Bush to lead his fight over the contested 2000 election, delivered victory. A new book reveals three crucial reasons why.
The veteran British journalist explained America to English-speaking listeners around the world.
Five of the six disputed presidential elections in US history were resolved and the country moved on -- but one ended in civil war. What will happen if the 2020 election is contested?
Presidential pollsters in the US have had some embarrassing failures. Here's a catalog of those miscalls, from the scholar who literally wrote the book on them.
Five of the six contested presidential elections in U.S. history were resolved and the country moved on -- one ended in civil war. What will happen if the upcoming election is contested?
The absence of trust in a nation's leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
President Trump has warned that he will send the military into states to curb protests. Is Trump’s warning bluster? Or does the president have the authority to send the military into American cities?
As Congress considers further financial help for victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the magnitude of the fiscal crisis that governors and their states will have to face is just starting to emerge.
In his new capacity as President of South Africa, FW de Klerk directly experienced for the first time how the international community had abandoned its support for minority white rule.
Some of the major events in US-Iran relations highlight the differences between the nations' views, but others presented real opportunities for reconciliation.
Trump will survive the impeachment process in 2020, no matter what malfeasance comes to light. The Republicans will protect their man at all costs.
Wars don't produce winners and losers – they never really did.
A quirk of mathematics gives voters in some small states, like Rhode Island and Nebraska, an extra edge over voters in other states. This happens not only in the US, but in other countries, too.