International Affairs

International Development and Trade

How Should We Understand Alliance Formation in a Multilateral World?

For several decades, bilateral modeling has been the central tool in much of the theoretical and empirical research on alliance...

Encouraging the Return of Talent: Evidence on Tax Incentives from Malaysia’s Returning Expert Program

High-skilled workers are continuously migrating. According to the World Bank, in 2010 there were approximately 45 million tertiary-educated migrants globally,...

The Digital Divide in Developing Nations: Policy Impact on the Internet in Sub-Saharan Africa

The distribution of internet penetration varies widely in sub-Saharan countries. Countries such as Seychelles and South Africa have an internet...

American Failures in Crafting Counter-Narratives to Islamic Terrorism

The discourse around ISIS’s use of social media has evolved as the group continues to organize, sponsor, and inspire global...

Reading the Tea Leaves: Labor Rights Violations on India’s Tea Plantations

Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, second only to water. Over three million tons of tea...

Competition or Cooperation: The Complicated Diplomatic Relationship Between China and the United States

Sino-American relations have long been fraught with complexity. Although fundamental economic, security, and foreign policy differences persist, there is a...

Refugee Protection in Turkey: Evaluating Needs and Challenges

Since the beginning of the civil conflict in Syria, 2.7 million refugees have fled to Turkey, which hosts the greatest...

Guantánamo Diary: How GITMO Institutionalized State Secrecy

Telling stories is rarely an easy task, but telling a story from inside a covert military detention facility is another...

Is Israel’s Wall Corroding Peace in Gaza?

Despite the official Israeli demilitarization of the Gaza Strip in 2005, international organizations argue that Israel holds de-facto control over...

How China’s Neighbors Are Reacting to Its Rise as a World Power

Over the course of the Obama administration, particularly under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s leadership, the emphasis of American...

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