Elections Commentary

Democracy on the Brink in Iraq

After the election, will the Shi'a, Sunni, and Kurdish parties cooperate?

Afghanistan's Murky Choice

The first round of voting in the presidential election is over, but the outcome is far from decided.

Be Prepared for an Independent Scotland

It wouldn't be disastrous, but Washington needs a plan.

Will Obama Down the Democrats in 2016?

Struggling presidents tend to poison their parties' presidential prospects.

Yes, Crimeans Do Have a Choice—And a Good One

In this week's referendum, staying out of Russia and renewing the old constitution offers a way out of the crisis.

Afghanistan's Elections: What Success Would Look Like

What can we reasonably expect in the April 5 vote?

Ma's Taiwan: Year of the Lame Horse

Killing time with the most unpopular leader in the island state's history.

A 2016 Game Changer: Mike Huckabee?

He might not win, but he can make it hard for others to pick up socially conservative voters.

New Jersey + Virginia Elections = Hope for the GOP

Republicans can win, but they aren’t out of the woods yet.

Election 2014: Revenge of the Gerrymander

Partisan redistricting might come back to haunt the GOP.

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April 21, 2014