6/29/2020, Columbia Politics Collective

Around the World, Elections are Being Upended by COVID-19

Around the World, Elections are Being Upended by COVID-19

On April 11, Geumsun Oh put on a face mask and plastic gloves, and left her home for the first time in two months. The 92-year-old Seoul resident had reason to be cautious. She was diabetic, suffered from high blood pressure, and, at that point, the coronavirus had already claimed 211 lives in South Korea.… more

5/8/2017, Rhys Jones

Emmanuel Macron, the Populist President

Emmanuel Macron, the Populist President

Marine Le Pen flunked the final debate. Over the course of three hours, she tried to portray her opponent, Emmanuel Macron, as President Hollande Mark 2, as a candidate promising five more years of failure. Voters would prefer her populist confection of anti-elitism, anti-globalism and anti-immigration. It was a flawed tactic. After the debate, her… more

2/8/2016, Roja Heydarpour

Iran and the 'Art' of Diplomacy

Iran and the 'Art' of Diplomacy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s whirlwind visit to Europe last month is being seen as a turning point in Tehran’s relationship with the West, after decades of hostility. But the stint’s moments of awkwardness demonstrated that the two sides still have much to work out before a reunion tour. When Rouhani gave a press conference at the… more