Department of Political Science


"Klaas’s Corner"

klass corner

Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts is the podcast about the hidden, and often nefarious forces that shape our world. Every week, Brian tackles one big theme — election rigging, smuggling, conspiracy theories, assassinations, or the politics of magic & witchcraft, to name a few. Each episode combines weird and wild stories with hard-hitting analysis to help you better understand the world.

"Informative, and often scary: Power Corrupts allows you to better understand the dangers our world is facing — and what to do about it." —Dr. Ulrike Franke, Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)


Washington Post column

Brian is a weekly columnist for the Washington Post, where he is Global Opinions contributor. His articles focus on democracy, authoritarianism, and American politics and foreign policy.