It’s still the economy, stupid.

With much of the nation still recovering from the 2008 financial meltdown, the U.S. economy will be one of the top issues in the midterm elections, says Sharyn O’Halloran.

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As a flood of cash from wealthy individuals finds its way into campaign coffers for this year’s elections, Law School Professor Richard Briffault is following the money.

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Race remains a touchstone of American politics, never far from the electoral fray, says Fredrick Harris, professor of political science and director of Columbia’s Center on African-American Politi

For all the prognostications about how the midterm elections may alter the balance power in the House and Senate, the American public can be assured of one thing: We will have another do-nothing Congress says political science professor

Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, is an expert on Chinese politics and foreign policy, even though he hasn’t been to the country since 2001.

For months the crisis in Ukraine has left the media scrambling to explain newsworthy developments that seem to unfold on a daily if not hourly basis. What to make of Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March? How to explain Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motives?

In his new book, "Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama," Professor Stephen Sestanovich’s argues that since World War II, policy makers have repeatedly miscalculated, quarreled with allies and underestimated their foes.

Mukhopadhyay with former mujahideen commanders and others in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, in 2008.

Dipali Mukhopadhyay was a 24-year-old graduate student interested in the role of warlords in developing nations when she first went to Afghanistan in 2004, working for the Aga Khan Development Network in Baharak, a small mountain town near the border with Pakistan, China and Tajikistan.

In the 20 years since David Dinkins left office, the former New York City mayor has stayed busy as a professor of public affairs at Columbia, running his annual Leadership and Public Policy Forum on campus, and serving on philanthropic boards.

Who’s on the Ballot, a new website that explains just that, was born out of a friendly conversation between SIPA Professor Ester Fuchs and her former student, William von Mueffling (CC’90, BUS’95).