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Jun 26, 2017

Sexual Violence
Girls sexual violence Niger Data for Development: The Case for Information, Not Just Data

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

Jun 5, 2017

Gender
Solar power in India New Evidence Supports the Business Case for Closing Gender Gaps

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Henriette Kolb, h…

Jun 2017

Cybersecurity
The Case for Reforming Section 702 of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Law

To rein in the NSA’s collection, monitoring, and searching of U.S. citizens’ communications, Congress should reform section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act.

Jun 5, 2017

China
Tracking the Yuan Does a Banking Crisis Lead to a Currency Crisis? (The Case of China)

One key question around China is pretty straight forward: will losses in China’s banks and shadow banks—whether on their lending to Chinese firms or their lending to investment vehicles of local gove…

May 23, 2017

Japan
Yes Virginia, Exchange Rates Matter (The Case of Japan)

Since the end of 2012, the yen has depreciated significantly and the dollar has appreciated significantly. Enough time has passed to look at how U.S. and Japanese exports have responded to these exch…

Apr 10, 2017

Monetary Policy
Does Currency Pressure Work? The Case of Taiwan

I confess that I probably am the only person in the world who—setting aside the internal politics of the Trump White House—would be excited to write the Treasury’s foreign currency report this quarte…

Jun 28, 2017

Global Governance
Trump and U.S. Flag Global Uncertainty in an Age of “America First”

The following is a guest post by Terrence Mullan, program coordinator of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations.   Events over the past…

Apr 19, 2017

Human Rights
The French Court Case That Threatens to Bring the "Right to be Forgotten" Everywhere

Nani Jansen Reventlow is a human rights lawyer with Doughty Street Chambers in London and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. You can follow her @Interw…

Jun 27, 2017

Nigeria
Nigerian-Army-Boko-Haram U.S. and UK Revoke Visas for Nigerian Officers Connected to Human Rights Abuses

A special Nigeria Army Board of Inquiry focusing on alleged human rights abuses reported that the American embassy and the British High Commission in Abuja have revoked or denied entry visas to certa…

Jun 27, 2017

South America
Rodrigo Garrido South America's Turn to Deadlock

Scholars of Latin America spent much of the first decade of this century discussing the causes and consequences of the region's turn to the left, under Venezuela's Chávez, Argentina's Kirchners, Braz…