Poor governance and extreme poverty has contributed to the rise of Boko Haram, a radical Islamist movement, in the northeast of Nigeria. John Campbell argues that to defeat Boko Haram governments must focus on humanitarian assistance and work to improve the lives of northern Nigerians.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, joins R. Glenn Hubbard, dean and professor at Columbia's University's Graduate School of Business, to discuss the state of the world economy following the financial crisis.
As oil prices continue to drop, Michael Levi argues that the benefit to American consumers will outweigh any damage to the U.S. economy. However, how you view this plunge in oil prices "depends a lot on where you live and what work you do."
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that standards may be needed to govern the use of financial sanctions so that they do not undo the benefits of globalized financial markets.
Peter R. Orszag writes that the common U.S. conception of state capitalism in China is dated and wrong, which creates dangerous complacency among policymakers about the risks of a Chinese economic slowdown.
United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and EU trade ministers met in Rome on October 14, 2014 to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Ambassar Froman addressed criticisms about the agreement regarding regulations and transparency.
The three articles in this package provide an overview of recent interventions, an explanation of the responsibility to protect and when it should be applied, and a critical analysis of humanitarian intervention.
These four resources will provide an overview of the scientific mechanisms underpinning climate change, provide information about how change will be felt in the United States, and describe some of the policies that could mitigate future changes to the climate.
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The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.