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Elizabeth Nugent

The 2011 Arab Spring set both Tunisia and Egypt on a course toward democratization, but their trajectories soon diverged. 

Tunisian political elites have since cooperated in passing a constitution, holding elections, and executing a successful transfer of power. Egypt’s democratic...

Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science

Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, has said he believes President Donald Trump will pardon himself before leaving office. But he told BBC World News that would not mean he would not...

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A Yale team’s research into the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on India’s most vulnerable populations, including urban laborers who lost their jobs and returned to the countryside, is providing policymakers the data they need to address the crisis. 

Led by two Yale economists — Rohini Pande...

On December 9, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences co-hosted “Steps Toward International Climate Governance” as a Zoom webinar. The program, which featured remarks from the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signing the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement as Lord David Frost, UK chief negotiator, and Sir Tim Barrow, UK ambassador to the EU, look on, December 30.

With time running out for an agreement on their future relationship that could be approved in time for it to take effect at midnight in Brussels—11 p.m. in London—on December 31, when the UK would leave the EU’s single market and customs union, on Christmas Eve morning, after some late-night,...