National & Global Affairs

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The Obama Administration’s Approach to Healthcare Reform, From the Outside In

The Obama Presidency Oral History releases 26 new interviews and 400 new stories related to healthcare reform on an innovative new website.

Recent News

To commemorate World AIDS Day, a School of Social Work professor reflects on her HIV/AIDS research with vulnerable groups in Central Asia.

This year’s consequential midterm elections are around the corner.

Professor Thomas Christensen explores the international politics of the Cold War and U.S.-China relations in a new book.

Does it always come down to “the economy, stupid,” or will other factors be as important to voters in this midterm election?

Sandra Black works on research to help society understand how to make the United States the land of opportunity for everyone, not just some.

This visiting fellow at SIPA offers insights from his time at the Department of Energy about taking quantum science from the lab to the real world.

The economic forecast is gloomy and confusing. Faculty members and researchers offer analysis and advice.

Learn what faculty members think about the unstable and alarming situation of Russia's military incursion in Ukraine.

As Russia continues to amass troops along Ukraine's border, the regional situation looks increasingly perilous. 

For years, Putin has been trying to convince the world that Russia is justified in invading Ukraine. Can he succeed?

The pendulum versus policy explanation, and how they differ in their implications.

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how some strong, wealthy democracies, like the United States, struggled to manage the public health crisis.