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August 13, 2020

Human Trafficking
The Evolution of Human Trafficking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated human lives, the global economy, and educational systems. Given the enormous financial hardship on families, the mass movement of people, and the closing of schoo…

Human Trafficking Thrives During COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Campaigning in the Era of the Coronavirus

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: the coronavirus dominates the conversation, Senator Sanders defends a sister-city program, and exp…

Former Vice President Joe Biden stands behind a podium and in front of American flags while he speaks on the coronavirus pandemic in Wilmington, Delaware, on March 12.

November 16, 2018

Conflict Prevention
People and Politics: Fostering the Art of Conflict Prevention

Researchers and practitioners should pay greater attention to the human beings at the center of conflict politics.

Paris Peace Forum on November 11, 2018.

July 23, 2018

Pakistan
Pakistan’s General Election 2018: So Far, No Cause for Celebration

Ahead of national elections in Pakistan this week, allegations of pre-poll rigging, press intimidation, and the mainstreaming of militant groups are all cause for concern.

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March 6, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Puerto Rico’s Daunting Fiscal Math (My View)

An applied economics question: A country with no independent monetary policy, undergoing a ten-year slump that has reduced its real GDP on average by over a percentage point a year, needs to do a …

October 21, 2014

Wars and Conflict
Where Airstrikes Fall Short, the West Can Still Act to End Violence Against Women

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Christina Asquith, a journalis…

A Shiite Muslim girl takes part in a candlelight protest against the ongoing conflict in Iraq, in New Delhi, India, July 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee).

June 11, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Corporations Helping to Shape University Curricula

To help fill their pipeline of young engineers and scientists to replace retiring baby boomers, large corporations are helping to shape the curriculum of technical programs at major universities (Blo…

College seniors meet with representatives from companies at the 2012 Big Apple job and internship fair in New York (Andrew Burton/Courtesy Reuters).

February 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Congress Poised for Stimulus Debate

Lawmakers are set to negotiate extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits in an effort to keep the fragile economic recovery from a self-inflicted stall. The primary bone of contenti…

July 18, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Question of the Week: China in Africa Part II

Is Chinese aid and investment a positive force for development in Africa? This is the second Question of the Week post about Chinese involvement in Africa. Last week, we focused on China’s South-Sou…

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October 30, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: Taking the Back Seat

Foreign policy continues to take a back seat on the campaign trail. Republican candidates debated on Wednesday night, but they said little about turmoil in the Middle East, the rise of China, or the …

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