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December 8, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Witness Leaves Kimberley Process

An illegal diamond dealer from Zimbabwe displays diamonds for sale in Manica, near the border with Zimbabwe, September 19, 2010. (Goran Tomasevic/Courtesy Reuters) Yesterday, Global Witness announce…

Global Witness Leaves Kimberley Process

June 10, 2016

Wars and Conflict
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Labor Rights in Supply Chains, Bank Secrecy Act, and the Kimberley Process

Supply Chains Take Center Stage at International Labor Conference Of the $26 trillion in commerce flowing around the world, over 70 percent are intermediate goods. This reflects the rise of global …

A man displays a rough diamond, from the Boda region, for sale in Bangui May 1, 2014. Despite a 2013 ban on diamond exports by The Kimberley Process, a global watchdog set up to stop the trade in "blood diamonds", rough diamonds are still commonly offered for sale in Central African Republic (Reuters/Emmanuel Braun).

November 30, 2016

United States
Michel Temer’s Shrinking Presidency

When he officially became president three months ago, Michel Temer’s game plan was simple and bold: in the roughly eighteen months before the 2018 presidential campaign ramped up, he would undertake …

Brazil's President Michel Temer looks on during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

December 1, 2016

United States
Reading James Madison in Light of Twitter and Donald Trump

The 2016 election, and its aftermath, has been filled with troubling information about online aspects of American politics. These problems include use of social media to disseminate misinformation an…

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May 21, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Holding Sudan to the Gold Standard

Although it may have slipped from headlines, the conflict in Sudan’s western region of Darfur has not disappeared. Indeed, the region has seen almost unabated violence for over a decade, notably spik…

Military personnel walk past women in Tabit village in North Darfur, Sudan. The joint peacekeeping mission in the region known as UNAMID visited Tabit in November 2014 to investigate media reports of an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls (Courtesy Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters).

September 15, 2014

Emerging Markets
Food Security and the Need for Responsible Investment Guidelines

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Gregory Myers, director of pri…

A farmer collects rice during harvest time at a paddy field in Padalarang, Indonesia's West Java province, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Beawiharta).

February 12, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: The Democrats Debate Foreign Policy, Kind of

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred again last night in a debate that the New York Times said gave foreign affairs "unusual prominence." Perhaps, if the measure is the sheer amount of time ost…

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May 21, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Holding Sudan to the Gold Standard

Although it may have slipped from headlines, the conflict in Sudan’s western region of Darfur has not disappeared. Indeed, the region has seen almost unabated violence for over a decade, notably spik…

Military personnel walk past women in Tabit village in North Darfur, Sudan. The joint peacekeeping mission in the region known as UNAMID visited Tabit in November 2014 to investigate media reports of an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls (Courtesy Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters).

January 9, 2015

Politics and Government
Sri Lanka’s Victory for Democracy

In a stunning upset today, Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena defeated ten-year incumbent strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sirisena is a former member of President Rajapaksa’s cabinet who defecte…

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November 24, 2014

Global
Resources to Riches? The Creation of Sustainable Resource Development

Christine Bader, visiting scholar and lecturer at Columbia University, Marcus Noland, executive vice president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Ann M…