All in Elections

A Coffee Break in the Brexit Process: The Conservative Party Leadership Race

Who among those in the Conservative Party will win the party’s favor, take on the mantle of government, and assume responsibility for the Brexit process? Editor-in-Chief Cameron Vaské sits down with our “Brexit Secretary in Opposition” Gregor Catto to find out what the Conservative Party Leadership Race means for Britain’s future.

The "Turkey Elects & Bouteflika Bounces" Edition

Turks went to the polls on March 31st, unseating Erdoğan’s party — the AKP — in Turkey’s three largest cities. Although the municipal elections were a setback, the Turkish President isn’t likely to face the music anytime soon. But what does the development mean for the opposition parties in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir? In Algeria, long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been finally dethroned, but does his departure reflect real change in governance or is it purely cosmetic?

The "European Balance of Political Power" Edition

The European Union gears up for election season as polls on the upcoming European Parliamentary Elections shed light on shifting political realities in Europe. Spain announces new general elections, and Rome and Paris trade political jabs over the Gilets Jaunes. Senior Editor Pascal Letendre-Hanns and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské examine the changing balance of political power in this episode of The ITS Café.

The Year in Review: A Look Back at Key Events and Lessons in 2018

“If 2018 has taught me anything, it’s that the unpredictability of diplomacy is a comfort.”

It has been a long year. In 2018 we saw Ukraine and Russia fight over the Sea of Azov; Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia elect new Presidents; Jamal Khashoggi murdered in Ankara; the Democrats flip the House, Sri Lanka and the Maldives experience public backlash over the BRI; Trump start a trade war with China, withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA, and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; Ukraine’s Orthodox Church break with Russia; Japan and the EU announce the largest ever trade deal; and crises of migration continue in Myanmar and Venezuela.

Grab a coffee, ITS Wonks. It’s time for The Year in Review.

The ITS Café’s biggest team yet reflects on 2018 and looks at the 3 biggest issues in 2019. International Scholars Emily Tatum, Pranav Jain, Pascal Letendre-Hanns, Anna Davidson, Will Truban and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské look at the highlights of 2018 and trends to watch in 2019.

Special Episode Part II: European Elections and the Future of European Foreign Affairs

Special guest Jorge Galindo of El País, Joshua Stowell of The Global Security Review, Emily Tatum, Pascal Letendre-Hanns and Cameron Vaské discuss the rise of progressives in the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives following the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections and what it means for U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

Special Episode Part I: The Rise of Democratic Progressives and U.S. Foreign Policy

Special guest Jorge Galindo of El País, Joshua Stowell of The Global Security Review, Pascal Letendre-Hanns and Cameron Vaské discuss the rise of progressives in the Democratic Party and the House of Representatives following the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections and what it means for U.S. foreign and domestic policy.

The Rise of Populism Series: AMLO's Mexico

In the fifth episode The ITS Café series on The Rise of Populism, we examine the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. Is AMLO the social democratic savior of Mexican politics, or a dangerous proto-nationalistic populist? What will this mean for  U.S.-Mexico relations? Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.

The Rise of Populism Series: Brexit and the Revolution of French Politics

In this archived fourth episode our ITS series on The Rise of Populism, we examine Brexit and French populist movements. What’s the future of Britain look like? How did we get to this point? Again, we ask, "What does this mean for the established parties in Europe, and the future of the European Union?" Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.