Research in Brief

The Future of US Foreign Policy: An End to Liberal Internationalism?

Liberal internationalism, despite what the phrase may imply, does not favor the views of Democrats over Republicans. Instead, liberal internationalism...

Foreign Exchange Interventions: A Comparison of the Mexican and Brazilian Models

Over the past several years, foreign exchange rates among Latin American countries have fluctuated significantly. These oscillations have been caused...

Why Do Former Rivals Form Non-Aggression Pacts?

Non-aggression pacts, designed to reduce the possibility of future conflict, are distinctive from other military alliances because they do not...

Intermestic Dynamics of Power Transitions in Dictatorships

In the face of domestic opposition, a dictator accountable for human rights violations is unlikely to relinquish power due to...

Sustaining Human Capital Investment: Local Women Leaders in Conditional Cash Transfers

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are social programs that provide stipends to low-income families and individuals who meet certain conditions, such...

Do People Move to Gain Medicaid Benefits?

The welfare migration hypothesis proposes the idea that people will move to a location because of the availability of social...

Education Migration: Why Teachers Are Leaving the Profession

Teacher shortages are a harsh reality in states across the nation. From California to South Carolina, recruiting and retaining teachers...

What Makes Military Dictators Transition Out of Dictatorships?

Frequent leadership cycles are common in dictatorships. Historically, military dictators, whose power is derived from the armed forces, have been...

Risks and Regulations of the Sharing Economy

The concept of a sharing economy, which includes businesses such as Uber and Airbnb, enables people to utilize an item...

Toxic Policy: The Impact of the Flint Water Crisis on the City’s Children

In 2015, reports of elevated lead levels in the city’s water supply put Flint, Michigan into the national spotlight. The...