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March 6, 2019

Economics
A Conversation With Abhijit Banerjee

Although the global rate of extreme poverty is at a historic low, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing and the World Bank estimates that more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90…

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July 17, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Major Research Universities Join With Coursera

Coursera, a year-old online learning company co-founded by two Stanford computer scientists, will announce today that twelve additional major research universities will join the project, including th…

Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller speaks at TED Global in Edinburgh on June 26, 2012 (TEDConference/flickr).

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 8, 2018

Vietnam War
Fifty Years After the Tet Offensive: Lessons From the Vietnam War

Panelists discuss the fiftieth anniversary of the Tet Offensive, launched in late January 1968, and the lessons learned or forgotten from the Vietnam War for the United States today. 

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January 31, 2011

Iran
The Invisible Hostage Crises

Laura Fattal kisses her son Josh after a news conference in Tehran. It is now a year and a half since Iran jailed three American hikers on trumped-up spying charges. The three, Shane Bauer, his fian…

The Invisible Hostage Crises

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Excerpt: The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs

Read an excerpt of The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs.

February 3, 2014

United States
The Income Inequality Debate

Income inequality is generating high-level attention and debate in the United States, but the causes are complex and the policy remedies so far are modest, explains this Backgrounder.

November 2, 2012

Technology and Innovation
Promoting Innovation Through R&D

Spending on research and development is important to a globally competitive economy, but a crucial U.S. advantage appears to be eroding.

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October 14, 2010

United States
Foreign Policy and the 2010 Midterms: Energy and Climate Policy

A possible transfer of political power in the congressional midterm elections could doom short-term chances for a comprehensive climate bill. But experts say climate issues could still be addressed t…

October 31, 2014

Cambodia
Hun Sen’s Cambodia: A Review

Although the Vietnam War, including the “sideshow” war in Cambodia, has been the subject of thousands of books, post-war Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos have gotten relatively little treatment from Weste…

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