New Constitution + Election Season = New problems for Africa

This past month has seen many state leaders calling for the creation of new constitutions in their respective countries. Côte d’Ivoire, Nepal, Zambia, Chile, amongst other countries, all might possibly have a new constitution in the coming months. The construction and use of constitutions vary from each corner of the world. In the United States we’ve had the same constitution spanning over two centuries. Latin American countries notably switch out constitutions in favor for a newer one as tim...
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US Elections: An International's perspective

With the U.S. GOP primaries poised to slog on for another few months and the general election hovering over the horizon, it has been an intriguing time for us internationals that aren't used to experiencing American democracy in person. As a U.S. citizen that has spent all of his life overseas, the electoral aspect of American democracy stands out in particular when compared to its British counterpart. On the electoral side of things, the current primary cycle has showcased a system that seems ...
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