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May 11, 2018

Eurozone
Ireland Exports its Leprechaun

Irish tax distortions have a material impact on aggregate eurozone economic data.

Ireland Exports its Leprechaun

January 3, 2017

China
Three Takes on China to Start a New Year

Christopher Balding (Balding’s World) highlights the risks from the interaction between PBOC tightening—whether because China’s own economy has picked up or a need to mimic the Fed’s tightening cycle…

May 7, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Combating Sexual Assault in Conflict

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sigrid von Wendel, who edits t…

A woman holding a newborn stands in front of African Union troops in the Central African Republic, April 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Siegfried Modola).

April 4, 2016

Human Rights
The ICC’s New Precedent for Sexual Violence as a War Crime

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Jocelyn Kelly, …

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April 1, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Donald Trump made foreign policy news a hot topic on the campaign trail this week. In interviews with the Washington Post and the New York Times and in various campaign appearances he suggested that …

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May 1, 2015

Political Transitions
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, Nation-building, and the U.S. Aviation Inventory

Elisabeth Bumiller, “Soldier, Thinker, Hunter, Spy: Drawing a Bead on Al Qaeda,” New York Times, September 3, 2011. In Mr. [Michael] Vickers’s [top adviser to then-secretary of defense Leon E. Panet…

Aviation Inventory

August 4, 2014

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

The USS Maddox was on alert on the evening of August 4, 1964 in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two nights earlier North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked it without warning. The Maddox had driven them off wi…

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December 16, 2013

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2014

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and thirteen had its share of historical anniversaries of note: the five hundredth a…

Pictures of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on display at the Gisozi memorial in Kigali. (Radu Sigheti Pictures of the Year 2004/Courtesy Reuters)

February 22, 2013

Trade
John Kerry and the Blurring of the Foreign and Domestic

John Kerry’s first major address as secretary of state, delivered Wednesday at the University of Virginia, was light on specifics and priorities. But it offered a useful glimpse into his mindset as t…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press following his meeting with Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird at the State Department in Washington

January 30, 2012

China
China’s Game-Changing Water Policies

Water is an issue that preoccupies Chinese officials throughout the country, but nowhere perhaps as much as in Beijing. The already water-scarce capital has been suffering a continuous and precipitou…

A farmer digs a trench to allow water to irrigate his field planted with winter wheat crop near the village of Lidong, located around 217 miles south of Beijing.