The U.S. Congress Should Strengthen, Not Kill the Iran Deal
Cornelius Adebahr
The U.S. Congress Should Strengthen, Not Kill the Iran Deal 3rd September 2015

Cornelius Adebahr argues that America must use its international support to ensure any deal with Iran is rigorously...

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law, practice, policy, non-practicing, juris doctor, law degree
Karl T. Muth
Out of Practice: Non-Practicing Attorneys 12th August 2015

Karl T. Muth explores how we should train people who need legal knowledge but do not intend to become lawyers. Each...

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SDGs need to Align with Global Policies for Biodiversity
Philip McGowan
SDGs need to Align with Global Policies for Biodiversity 3rd August 2015

Goal 15 requires the protection of the terrestrial environment by stopping the deterioration of biodiversity, using...

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immigration, crime, u visa, American, green card, law, policy, whistleblower
Karl T. Muth
Enron, Madoff, and U Visas 3rd August 2015

Karl Muth explores the world of ‘U visas’ and argues they could have a wider application than many think....

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The Louis Berger World
Vivan Sharan
The Louis Berger World 28th July 2015

Vivan Sharan explores how donors’ commitments to local ownership often play out in practice during ‘...

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harvard, kennedy school, emerging leaders, development, international, economics
Karl T. Muth
Emerging Leaders, or More Chicago Boys? 23rd July 2015

Karl Muth on discusses his cynicism about claims that foreign advisors, such as himself, can spur development. I...

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Reducing Inequality…in National Wealth
Andrew Walton
Reducing Inequality…in National Wealth 21st July 2015

In the current proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 10 states the aim to ‘reduce inequality...

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Human Rights Watch
World Bank: Dangerous Rollback in Environmental, Social Protections 3rd September 2015

The World Bank has recently released new draft safeguard policies that will weaken protections for affected communities...

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A march for the human right to healthcare in Maryland, USA.
Josh Busby
Human Rights and Health? The Long Road to the Mainstream 2nd September 2015

Does framing health and access to medicine in rights-based rhetoric help or hinder the overall rights movement? Josh...

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UN 70th Anniversary
Tad Daley
An Aging UN in 2015. But How About a New UN in 2020? 2nd September 2015

Ted Daley examines the new report from the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance which suggests that...

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Edward Hedger and Marta Foresti
What’s the Point of International Development Think Tanks? 1st September 2015

It is important not to take institutions for granted. So how can we shape international development think thanks so as...

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Ross Clarke and Araddhya Mehtta
5 Trends that Explain why Civil Society Space is under Assault around the World 1st September 2015

In the 1980s and 90s civil society, and civil society organizations (CSOs) came to be seen as key players in...

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Eileen Donahoe
Bold Step on Privacy and Digital Rights 1st September 2015

July 3, UN Human Rights Council members seized the opportunity to put much-needed focus on the increasingly imperiled...

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President al Bashir
Benson Chinedu Olugbo
Law and Politics at the International Criminal Court 31st August 2015

The ICC should be above politics, but as Benson Chinedu Olugbo explains, some of the rules found in the Rome Statute...

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Morena Skalamera
Energy Security in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis: Getting the Real Threats Right 23rd July 2015

Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, and especially since the Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis of 2006, Western policy makers...

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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 Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development: Important New
Duncan Green
The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development: Important New Book 21st August 2015

Duncan Green writes a book review of The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development by Ros Eyben et...

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Book Review: The Politics of Nuclear Weapons
Reviewed by Luboš Fendrych
Book Review: The Politics of Nuclear Weapons 13th August 2015

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons by Andrew Futter. London and New Delhi: Sage, 2015. 280 pp, £75 hardcover 978-1-...

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Documentary Review: Without Shepherds
Reviewed by Tom Kirk
Documentary Review: Without Shepherds 10th August 2015

Without Shepherds, directed by Cary McClelland and Imran Babur. Pakistan, 2013. Produced by Cary McClelland, Billy...

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