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Kenyans queue to vote in the 9 August 2022 election. John Ochieng/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Why youth apathy in elections bodes ill for Kenya

When people fail to exercise their right to vote, it increases the likelihood of political extremism and the pursuit of narrow interests.
An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown as the House select committee holds hearings in June 2022 into the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why the Jan. 6 hearings should be making corporations nervous

It’s easy to consider the erosion of democratic norms in the U.S. as purely political, but it poses serious risks to the country’s economic order. Is democracy in the gallows?
Activists including Myanmar citizens protest in Tokyo on July 26, 2022, against Myanmar’s recent execution of four prisoners Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Top democracy activists were executed in Myanmar – 4 key things to know

Myanmar’s military junta is losing some control over the country, but its execution of four high-profile leaders and prisoners sends a warning to Myanmar citizens and the rest of the world.
Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg prepare to caucus for him in a high school gym, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democrats aim to design a presidential nomination process that gives everyone a voice – and produces a winning candidate

The Iowa caucuses have traditionally heralded the start of the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating contest. But the party, eager to maintain the White House, is redesigning that process.

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