Prime Minister Johnson recently announced his intention to have his government introduce domestic legislation that would rewrite provisions of the “landmark agreement” with the European Union. The announcement brought a significant sense of surprise within the British Isles and beyond, as the proposed legislation would change the treatment of trade to and from Northern Ireland.
Much of the world has come to a standstill in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, now the question is whether democracy will also come to a grinding halt. In response, electoral systems are evaluating whether internet voting, or iVoting, is a viable alternative to traditional in-person polling places. Several major elections around the world … Continue reading Voting in a Post-Pandemic World: What is the Future of Democracy?
Relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have recently taken a turn for the worse following the attack of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. This is the latest in a series of diplomatic finger-pointing gestures carried out by the US at Iran in what has been an especially … Continue reading Escalating US-Iran Tensions Leading to Troop Deployment