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May 3, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
The Changing Landscape in Women’s Economic Empowerment

As women’s economic empowerment rises on the global agenda, the architecture to support this development imperative is shifting. Several leaders have recently launched innovative initiatives that aff…

Podcast Women work at Xuan Hoa furniture factory in Hanoi, Vietnam April 5, 2018.

June 6, 2017

Syria
Syria: Are There Any Steps Forward?

Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward Syria including military intervention, prioritizing the fight against ISIS, cooperation with Russia, and responding to chemical attacks from the Assad gover…

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December 15, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Lessons in Cleantech Success from Scandinavia (Pt. 2): The Importance of the Danish Manufacturing Revival

This post is co-written by Ben Armstrong and Varun Sivaram. Ben is a Ph.D. Candidate at MIT focused on Political Economy and a researcher at the MIT Governance Lab. In Part 1 of this series, we pose…

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May 16, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Friends, Libya’s Military, and Iran’s Negotiations

Significant Developments Syria. The Friends of Syria group met in London yesterday and issued a communique that denounced Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s plan to hold elections on June 3 and agre…

UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi pauses during a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 27, 2014 (Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

February 3, 2005

Sudan
AFRICA: The Darfur Crisis

This publication is now archived. Will the U.N. Security Council’s recent actions help resolve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur?That remains to be seen. On September 18, the Security Council passed …

April 21, 2010

Gender
A Discussion with Innovators

ISOBEL COLEMAN: So, Mark? MARK BENT: Thanks. First of all, let me thank Isobel. She wrote an editorial last summer on Huffington Post with Steve Israel, a congressman from New York. And I freq…

September 21, 2009

India
India’s Climate Change Forecast

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh says India plans to outline unilateral greenhouse gas emissions cuts soon. But he says rich states must commit to greater cuts of their own before developing countr…

March 30, 2009

Economic Crises
The Path to Growth: What Do the 1930s Tell Us About Now?

Watch experts discuss lessons learned from the 1930s that can be applied to today's financial crisis, including the importance of leadership and the effects of government spending. This session was …

July 29, 2005

Economics
More trade with Central America, less with China?

Is that the deal that brought wavering Republicans from textile states on board?  We will see. But the House speaker, J. Dennis Hastert, told him they needed his vote anyway. If he switched from "nay…