International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Regulating Investments in Brazil: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A Brazilian banking executive talks the business environment and overregulation in this up-and-coming nation.

Targeting Remittances to Boost Students’ Education Spending

How can money sent by immigrants to their home countries best be an instrument of development?

Closing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity

Women are key to global agriculture, but social and economic barriers severely limit their productivity.

Fighting Terrorism and Radical Media: The Impact of al-Manar

National security expert, Avi Jorisch, discusses why the US should worry about radical messaging from Iranian-funded media

Policy Radio | Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Nuaimi, the “Green Sheikh,” on Environmentalism in the Middle East and Around the World

This week, we speak with the Green Sheikh, Abdul Aziz al Nuaimi, about his work as an environmentalist and the importance of direct personal engagement for promoting a sustainable future.

Gay Rights: Do International Courts Affect Domestic Policies?

A study examines how The European Court of Human Rights' rulings impact LGBT policy change.

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.

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