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November 18, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: November 18, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Disinformation. Disinformation everywhere. Since Donald Trump’s election, the "fake news" phe…

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July 15, 2013

The Implications of China’s Economic Slowdown

News of a credit crunch and broader economic slowdown in China once again raises the question of how that country’s evolving economy might affect its political trajectory. The traditional view of mod…


June 27, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
New Insights on the Relationship Between Democracy and Wealth

Do the chances of democracy’s success in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, or Myanmar depend on each country’s wealth? And does China’s growing prosperity portend a democratic transition there anytime soon? Sc…


July 3, 2013

Politics and Government
Fake It Till You Make It: How Sham Elections Can Further Democracy

This month, Iranian voters elected Hassan Rouhani president. In April, Venezuelans also voted in a presidential election, choosing Nicolas Maduro to succeed longtime leader Hugo Chávez, who died earl…


March 6, 2012

Why Companies Are Leaving the United States, and How to Get Them Back

New York -- Why are big companies not investing more in the United States? A recent survey of some 10,000 former Harvard Business School (HBS) grads carried out as part of the school's U.S. Competiti…

The Harvard Business School (snub1/flickr).

February 17, 2012

Competitiveness: How the United States Lost its Way

While it’s only February, I feel safe in making the following prediction: the new issue of the Harvard Business Review contains the most important thinking on the issue of U.S. competitiveness that w…

The March 2012 cover of the Harvard Business Review.

April 20, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Why Europe Can’t Bring Peace to the Middle East

Lady Catherine Ashton, the EU’s top foreign policy official, has received a remarkable letter from the "European Eminent Persons Group on the Middle East Peace Process." This self-selected collectivi…

October 9, 2012

Human Rights
Where Do Our Rights Come From?

In the last few decades, "rights talk" has become increasingly common. But what is the origin of these "rights?" Why do we have the right to freedom of speech or religion or assembly? That is an eas…

UN Secretariat Building

September 27, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Revitalizing the Border Governor’s Conference

Governors (L-R) Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan of Baja, Humberto Moreira Valdes of Coahuila, Texas Governor Rick Perry, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jose Natividad Gonzalez Paras of Nuevo …

Revitalizing the Border Governor’s Conference

August 24, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Myths and Realities of U.S.-Mexico Border Spillover Effects

A customs officer is handed a passport by a motorist at the San Ysidro border crossing (Fred Greaves/Courtesy Reuters). The U.S. debates over Mexico’s drug war increasingly focus on spillover violen…

A customs officer is handed a passport by a motorist at the San Ysidro border crossing (Fred Greaves/Courtesy Reuters).