Libya’s Election Ushers in New Voter Technology
Politics & Economics

Libya’s Election Ushers in New Voter Technology

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  Libya’s parliamentary election today is employing the world’s first national, mobile voter registration system. Today, voters headed to the polls to elect members to the 200-seat House of Representatives. The House of Representatives will replace the General National Congress, the now largely discredited interim parliament established in July 2012. … Continue reading

Politics & Economics

Kosovo, Slovenia and Even Liberia Have Taken the Landmark Step America Is Still Waiting For

By Marguerite Ward, Policy Mic  While the U.S. wrangles with whether it’s ready for a female president ahead of the 2016 election, other countries have already answered the question with a decisive yes. From South Korea to Chile, likely and unlikely nations are led by women. As a generation tuned into international politics, we have to ask: Why is … Continue reading

Politics & Economics

Israel-Palestine: World Policy on Al Jazeera America

By Marguerite Ward Earlier this week, World Policy Institute fellow Patricia DeGennaro appeared on Al Jazeera America to discuss why Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have once again come to a halt. Joined by Ghassan Shabaneh, Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan College, DeGennaro provided a brief but insightful look on what it would take to achieve peace between the two … Continue reading

Politics & Economics

Featured as One of the Top 10 International Security Articles

ISIS Europe, a Brussels-based independent advisory organization working on security and peace policies of the EU and NATO, featured one of my articles in its weekly round up of the The 10 Best Articles on International Security This Week.  The article was “The Frontrunner to Be Afghanistan’s Next President Has a Strong Message About Democracy,” written … Continue reading

Arts & Culture / Politics & Economics

Guns to Gardening: Ending Illegal Arms Trade

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  The U.S.’s lax gun laws and holes in gun trafficking enforcement are fueling a massive business of illegal arms trade through its southern border into Mexico. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), two out of every three illegal firearms found in Mexico originate in … Continue reading