The first female justice on the Supreme Court was also the last justice to have served as an elected official. And her contributions to the court reflected her political experience and pragmatism.
After more than 30 years of federalism, ethnic conflict in Ethiopia hasn’t been resolved – but neither has the country disintegrated.
If Mangosuthu Buthelezi had not opposed the apartheid state’s plans for an ‘independent’ Zulu kingdom, South Africa’s history would have unfolded very differently.
A former executive director of the National Governors Association explains what it is about certain governors that makes them less suited for the presidency.
Donald Trump faces ‘double the trouble’ as Georgia charges were added to federal charges brought over his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. And that’s thanks to federalism.
The African Union compares well to other continental unions. It accomplishes more than the Commonwealth or the Francophonie.
Our country can only remain united if we allow space for regional differences to flourish rather than trying to impose one-size-fits-all solutions.
Congress has approved billions of dollars to fix water and sewer systems across the US. But getting that money to needy communities depends on how states define a key word.
If Nigeria’s public office holders behave, there’s no reason why the country can’t progress.
In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The idea of what it means to be South Sudanese is not universally accepted in the young nation.
West Virginia v. EPA could be the opportunity that conservative justices have been seeking to curb federal power.
Ghana lost its federalism due to mistaken political choices and missed opportunities, suggesting that other federations in Africa might well be at similar risk.
Australians coalesced around a strong federal government during the second world war. In recent decades, however, the states have taken primacy in people’s lives.
Fighting against federal authority is a political tradition in the South – and resisting federal guidance to wear masks in schools is just the latest example, an education policy expert writes.
If it sounds like the law is all over the place on school mask mandates, that’s because it is. The nation’s schools are subject to a complex web of local, state and federal laws.
People can die when the federal government doesn’t work well with state and local governments – the COVID-19 crisis showed that. But the Biden administration has signaled an openness to collaboration.
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
The tensions that had been simmering between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and the Abiy administration eventually boiled over.
Many things have to change for Nigeria’s federal system to work and accommodate its diverse citizens’ interests