April 23, 2020Rwanda
This April marks the twenty-six-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and twenty years since Paul Kagame took the reins as president. For much of that time, Kagame imposed limits on the political process, democratic debate, and opposition figures. He justified these limits by saying that the country was too fragile, the wounds too fresh, and the competitive aspects of democracy too divisive for a country emerging out of a genocide. But when does that grace period end?
January 3, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: the U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian general, the wisdom of Joe Biden’s Iraq vote, and for…
November 25, 2019Election 2020
Update: Deval Patrick announced on February 12, 2020, that he was ending his campaign for president. Deval Patrick is testing the accuracy of the old saying, “Better late than never.” Last Decembe…
April 13, 2011Development
Former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch discusses the potential global economic implications of U.S. municipal debt.
July 31, 2019Rwanda
President Paul Kagame’s Vision 2020 roadmap for Rwanda has led to remarkable progress with respect to women’s equal place in society. But these great strides in gender equality occur alongside Kagame’s human rights abuses.
May 15, 2020Economics
In an attempt to create jobs and stimulate economic growth after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, President Donald J. Trump and Congressional Democrats have discussed a multitrillion-dollar infrastruc…
February 11, 2019Election 2020
Update: Kamala Harris announced on December 3, 2019, that she was ending her campaign. Government prosecutors often have political ambitions. The list of prosecutors who became mayor (think Rudy G…