Kazakhstan's relatively quiet election process, with its extraordinarily high turnout and lack of violence, stood in sharp contrast to recent political and social unrest in parts of Russia and in the so-called "Arab Awakening."
Yesterday, Ohio's House of Representatives passed one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the country. If the bill is enacted into law, it will make it harder for Democrats to win in the state next year.
I spoke with Gilles Yabi, Crisis Group's West Africa Project Director, about Côte d'Ivoire's mounting crisis and how to keep the conflict from spilling across borders and destabilizing the entire West African region. Listen to our conversation here.
For a generation, fiscal conservatives have relied on the Religious Right's votes to keep the GOP in power. Yet this week at CPAC, the conservative faithful have boycotted, in large part because of the attendance of a gay conservative group.
American public officials and highly respected political leaders have engaged in what can only be seen as either high hypocrisy or exalted irony by calling for "free and fair elections" in the country of Egypt.
You probably already know most of the story of Citizens United and know that it's a bad thing for our democracy. The question is how to talk about Citizens United in a way that convinces other people to realize this too.