International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Who Cares if We Violate the Geneva Convention?

A study tests whether knowledge about international law influences public opinion on torture.

Let’s Make a Deal: An Analytical Framework for the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Researchers graphically illustrate why previous diplomatic efforts have failed to deter Iran’s progress toward a nuclear weapons capability.

Teach the Parent, Help the Kids

A new report demonstrates the connection between maternal and child education, finding that mothers’ literacy programs boost their children’s math scores and their own sense of empowerment.

Setting Priorities: What Research is Worth Funding?

Kei Koizumi from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy discusses how his office thinks about R&D funding in a time of budget cuts and economic uncertainty.

Barriers for Highly Skilled Immigrants: Why should American firms care?

How would hiring more highly skilled immigrants impact American firms?

What Currency War?

Contrary to analysts’ expectations, US capital outflow was relatively small in 2011 and the US dollar actually appreciated against the currency of emerging markets.

Terrorism Anxiety: Evaluating the Risk of Terrorism

What's the right level of defense against terrorism and how do our current efforts measure up on a cost-benefit analysis?

Gender Dynamics and Public Health Technology: Clean Cookstoves in Bangladesh

Authors investigate how women’s bargaining power in the household can influence the success of public health interventions.

A Call to Service

Do reductions in government spending increase altruistic behavior?

Plug and Play: The U.S. Military Adapts to Austerity

In a recent strategy document, the U.S. Department of Defense explains how it will organize its capabilities to meet tomorrow’s uncertain security challenges, despite constrained resources.

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