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Karl T. Muth
Flip It: Ex Post Scholarships 21st May 2015

Karl T. Muth offers a suggestion to invert how we choose and award academic scholarships in an increasingly competitive...

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Air Pollution: What's the Smartest Post-2015 Target?
The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus
Post-2015 Targets for Non-communicable Diseases can avoid Millions of Deaths 18th May 2015

In rich countries, the biggest causes of death are strokes, heart attacks and cancer, accounting for more than two-...

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Sustainable Development Goal Indicators are Technical, but also Political
Graham Long
Sustainable Development Goal Indicators are Technical, but also Political 14th May 2015

The search is underway for the right indicators to accompany the goals and targets of the SDGs. This is, on paper, a...

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The Pride of the Diplomats:  Why the NPT Works
Christian Cooper
The Pride of the Diplomats: Why the NPT Works 14th May 2015

Christian Cooper makes the case for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, describing its positive effects on the...

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Cooperation with Iran Fraught with Challenges
Cornelius Adebahr
Cooperation with Iran Fraught with Challenges 14th May 2015

Cornelius Adebahr argues interest based cooperation between the West and Iran can and should go further, regardless of...

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When Does One Dime = 100 Million People?
Andy Sumner
When Does One Dime = 100 Million People? 13th May 2015

Ending extreme poverty is likely to be one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. So it is a good idea to...

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Air Pollution: What's the Smartest Post-2015 Target?
The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus
Smart Post-2015 Targets to Tackle Infectious Diseases 8th May 2015

Ebola has gotten much of the attention in 2014, and it has killed about 8,000 people. Over the same period of time,...

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Maha Rafi Atal
Focus on Private Sector: Why Fair Trade may Never Work 21st May 2015

The true goal of ethical consumption efforts was to convince businesses to behave ethically, for example by paying fair...

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Pooja Gupta
Human Trafficking and the “New Slavery”: Definitions, Enforcement, Understanding 19th May 2015

Human trafficking is a pervasive problem all over the world. However, there is a difficulty in identifying and...

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Elizabeth Stuart, Emma Samman, William Avis and Tom Berliner
The Data Revolution: Finding the Missing Millions 19th May 2015

The importance of Data for development: good quality, relevant and accessible data will allow willing governments to...

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Transhumanism and War
Nayef Al-Rodhan
Transhumanism and War 18th May 2015

Nayef Al-Rodhan explores the implications of the development and acquisition of human enhancement technologies for...

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Jem Bendell
What happens to Democracy in a Cashless Society? 15th May 2015

New technology is transforming the way we pay for everything, but at what cost? Jem Bendell analyses the risks of new...

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Extremism and Ethnicity Part VI - Conclusion and Outlook: Addressing Ethnicity A
Roland Benedikter
Extremism and Ethnicity Part VI - Conclusion and Outlook: Addressing Ethnicity As Key Factor In Long-Term Regional Crisis 12th May 2015

In the final part of this series, Roland Benedikter discusses how the teachings of the model of regional autonomy...

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David Bollier
The Rise of Biocultural Rights 12th May 2015

Biocultural rights are an innovation in human rights law. They recognize the importance of a community’s...

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The United States and the Rule of Law in a Polycentric World
Ramesh Thakur
The United States and the Rule of Law in a Polycentric World 11th November 2014

In the Melian Dialogue, Thucydides writes that justice applies only to relations among equals and in dealings with...

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Making Sense of China and India’s Low-Carbon Pathways
Ma Yuge and Joel Sandhu
Making Sense of China and India’s Low-Carbon Pathways 16th September 2014

China and India’s low-carbon development is crucial for global sustainability and domestic welfare. However,...

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The Evolution of South-South Cooperation: A Personal Reflection
John O. Kakonge
The Evolution of South-South Cooperation: A Personal Reflection 16th July 2014

This brief analysis discusses the evolution of South-South cooperation and examines the current practice in this regard...

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Book Review: Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse
Reviewed by Juan Masullo J.
Book Review: Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse 15th May 2015

Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse by Paul Staniland. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University...

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Book Review: The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism
Reviewed by José M. Magone
Book Review: The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism 6th May 2015

The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism by Christian Schweiger. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar...

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Book Review: Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China
Reviewed by Carter Page
Book Review: Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China 16th April 2015

Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China, by Stephen Roach. New Haven & London: Yale University Press,...

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