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August 2, 2018

Zimbabwe
Violence Mars Zimbabwe’s First Post-Mugabe Election

The people of Zimbabwe turned out in impressively large numbers—the Zimbabwe Election Commission reported 70 percent of voters turned out—on July 30 to choose a way forward for their country. The election, the first without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, was billed as a chance to close a painful chapter in the country's history, and bring real legitimacy, at last, to the government. It was a moment of hope.

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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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May 12, 2009

Development
Growth Without Bubbles: A Conversation with Christina Romer

Christina Romer, the chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses her "cautiously hopeful" vision for the U.S. economy following an address at the Council on Foreign Relations. …

May 12, 2009

Economic Crises
Growth Without Bubbles: A Conversation with Christina Romer

Watch Christina Romer, the chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, discuss her "cautiously hopeful" vision for the U.S. economy following an address at the Council on Foreign Relatio…

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 …

February 1, 2016

Global
The Hacked World Order

Teaching Notes for The Hacked World Order by Adam Segal.

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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).

March 25, 2016

Myanmar
Understanding Myanmar

Myanmar is undergoing significant political changes, but it still faces considerable economic and human rights hurdles.

Charms with pictures of Aung San Suu Kyi and her father, General Aung San, in Yangon, April 5, 2015.

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…