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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The Greek Crisis And Indian Prime Time Journalism
Vivan Sharan
The Greek Crisis And Indian Prime Time Journalism 6th July 2015

Vivan Sharan comments on the importance (or rather the lack thereof) of the Greek Crisis for India. The week that was...

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How Yoga Expands India’s Soft Power
Vivan Sharan
How Yoga Expands India’s Soft Power 23rd June 2015

Vivan Sharan highlights the relevance of the International Day of Yoga in India's soft power projection. Today the...

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Update from Bonn: The Road Ahead for an Agreement on Climate Change
Rishikesh Bhandary
Update from Bonn: The Road Ahead for an Agreement on Climate Change 19th June 2015

Rishikesh Bhandary reports on efforts to agree an official negotiating text ahead of COP21. Wrapping up the most recent...

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Universal Access to Water is about Democracy
José Esteban Castro
Universal Access to Water is about Democracy 16th June 2015

Goal 6 is on ensuring ‘availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. This is in...

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United Nations to Retire at 70 – Youthful United Actors to take over
Susanne Salz
United Nations to Retire at 70 – Youthful United Actors to take over 28th July 2015

To prepare it to address pressing global challenges, Susanne Salz suggests the United Nations should be turned into the...

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Nils Muižnieks
Security Services should Not have Carte Blanche 27th July 2015

How far can security services transgress personal privacy and human rights in the name of state security?  Nils...

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Lee Jones
Governing Borderless Threats 27th July 2015

Threats of today's era cannot simply be addressed by traditional military action. Lee Jones inquires as to how...

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J.M. Ledgard and Scott MacMillan
Drones for Development 24th July 2015

J.M. Ledgard and Scott MacMillan argue that cargo drones will play an important role in developing countries, by...

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Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini
The Human Rights Crisis: A Problem of Perception? 24th July 2015

The main crisis of human rights and its seeming lack of support is not due to bad propaganda. Rather, it is about...

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Elizabeth Evenson and Jonathan O'Donohue
The International Criminal Court at Risk 22nd July 2015

Increasing financial burdens and growing expectations are limiting the efficacy and the ability of the ICC to address...

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John Feffer
Why the World Is Becoming the Un-Sweden 22nd July 2015

Convergence theory predicted that the world would become like Swedish social democracy. Why has the opposite happened?...

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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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Book Review: Challenges for Europe in the World
Reviewed by Christian Schweiger
Book Review: Challenges for Europe in the World 21st July 2015

Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 edited by John Eatwell, Terry McKinley and Pascal Petit. Farnham: Ashgate,...

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Book Review: Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Bord
Reviewed by Carter Page
Book Review: Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance 30th June 2015

Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance by Kevin P. Gallagher. Ithaca &...

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Book Review: Transnational Climate Change Governance
Reviewed by Miriam Matejova
Book Review: Transnational Climate Change Governance 26th June 2015

Transnational Climate Change Governance by Harriet Bulkeley, Liliana B. Andonova, Michele M. Betsill, Daniel Compagnon...

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