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June 11, 2013

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: A One-Stop Welfare Shop

The United Kingdom is implementing a major welfare reform, replacing a constellation of social support programs with a single monthly payment, the universal credit. The amount a recipient receives wi…

A young, unemployed teacher works as a babysitter as she looks for a full-time position (Alessandro Bianchi/Courtesy).

May 23, 2016

United States
Will Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

On Saturday, the Pentagon released a remarkable statement: “Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur.” Soon after, a tweet from the Office of…

Mullah Mansur

January 19, 2016

You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals IV

This is the fourth blog post in this series. The previous three were published in February, July, and October 2015, and highlight earlier academic findings.  Cullen S. Hendriz, “A House Divided: Thr…

Rwanda Library

June 14, 2013

Political Transitions
You Might Have Missed: Surveillance Programs, Intervention in Syria, and Chinese Foreign Policy

Alastair Iain Johnston, "How New and Assertive Is China’s New Assertiveness?" International Security 37, no. 4 (Spring 2013): 7–48. Why, then, does it matter whether PRC diplomacy as a whole in 2010…

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper departs after a Senate briefing on national surveillance programs on June 13, 2013 (Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

March 29, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Secrets, Noise, and Civil Liberties

Jameel Jaffer, “The Drone Secrets We Should See,” Politico, March 29, 2013. The administration owes the public a fuller account of the program. It should begin by releasing the legal memos that supp…

Drone29

September 24, 2012

Defense and Security
Ask the Experts: Do Targeted Killings Work?

The United States did not always carry out targeted killings (or assassinations) of perceived national security threats. To the contrary, the norm against targeted killings outside of battlefield set…

Armed drone Afghanistan

June 8, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones Abroad and at Home

Michael Crowley, “Drone Dilemma,” Time, June 18, 2012. When the White House announced on June 5 that a CIA drone attack in Pakistan’s tribal area had killed al-Qaeda’s No. 2 official, Abu Yahya al-L…

U.S. Customs and Border drone

April 13, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Night Raids, and the Appeal and Cost of Nuclear Weapons

“Piracy and Private Security,” The Economist, April 14, 2012. Private security teams patrol the decks of around 40% of large vessels in the “high-risk area” that stretches from the Persian Gulf…

Night raid training

March 22, 2011

Myanmar
Burma and FIFA: A Match Made in…

A couple walks below a welcome board for FIFA President Sepp Blatter outside the Myanmar Football Federation in Yangon March 14, 2011. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters) Over on the Financial Times’ B…

A couple walks below a welcome board for FIFA President Sepp Blatter outside the Myanmar Football Federation in Yangon March 14, 2011.

April 22, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Globe Warms and the People Chill

  A male polar bear waits for an ice sheet to form to allow migration in an area about 300km north of Churchill, Canada on November 17, 2009. (Iain D. Williams/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Tod…

A male polar bear waits for an ice sheet to form to allow migration in an area about 300km north of Churchill, Canada on November 17, 2009.