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August 20, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram’s Deadly Impact

A new compilation of data gives insight into the African Islamist insurgency’s reach, tactics, and evolution. It reveals a far higher victim count than previous estimates.

Boko Haram Nigeria Rann IDP Camp

August 7, 2013

United States
GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.

GDP

February 22, 2017

Cuba
The Man Who Will Not Be A Tourist in Cuba

Touring Cuba is all the rage these days, with new scheduled flights, cruise ships, and largely phony "educational" visits. But one man who will not be visiting Cuba is the Secretary-General of the…

July 11, 2017

Gender
Violence Against Female Politicians

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Hilary Matfess,…

Iranian women vote

August 3, 2017

Immigration and Migration
The RAISE Act Won't Raise Wages for Americans

In his successful election campaign last year, Donald Trump tapped into a genuine and serious set of concerns among many Americans about the impacts of both trade and immigration on their economic we…

Stephen Miller Discusses U.S. Immigration Policy Reuters

November 9, 2017

Afghanistan War
Why the Time Is Right to Talk to the Taliban

A peace process with the Taliban is almost certainly the best way to end the war in Afghanistan, and arguments for postponing efforts to get one underway overlook the costs of prolonging the conflict…

Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar Province attend a surrender ceremony in 2016.

November 28, 2017

Economics
The Global Economy in 2018

The global economy will confront serious challenges in the months and years ahead, and looming in the background is a mountain of debt that makes markets nervous—and that thus increases the system's vulnerability to destabilizing shocks. Yet the baseline scenario seems to be one of continuity, with no obvious convulsions on the horizon.

G20-Leaders-Summit-Germany-World-Economy

January 2, 2018

Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Doomed

But things are likely to get much, much worse before they—eventually—get better.

Getty Images

February 26, 2018

Trade
The Real Game Trump Is Playing on NAFTA

He isn’t negotiating. He’s stalling for time.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

April 19, 2018

Syria
Missile Strikes Are Not a Syria Strategy

Syria is likely to remain a broken country for years to come. The latest strikes did not change that reality.

Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images