International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Where is the Money? Taxation Reform in Latin America

A new Inter-American Development Bank report examines the consequences of Latin American taxation systems and outlines a potential way forward

Fueling the Fire: Azerbaijan, Iran, and the World’s Energy

Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the U.S. discusses international energy policy in an increasingly complex geopolitical atmosphere

Speak Softly and Share the Big Stick

A recent survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs provides an opportunity to evaluate America’s new vision of U.S. global leadership.

Legitimized Repression

Community organizer Italia Méndez reflects on sexual violence and political repression in Mexico.

Decisions, Divisions, and Discontent: Reforming Lebanon’s Electoral Procedures

Aspen Institute scholars explore three proposals to reform electoral law in Lebanon.

Is China Rebalancing?

A new report from the International Monetary Fund explores the future of the Chinese trade surplus.

Banking Africa’s Underbanked

Has growth in Africa’s financial sector been hindered by population density?

Alleviating Poverty with Pavement?

Authors investigate the role infrastructure improvement can play in improving outcomes for the developing world's urban poor

There Are Always Allies

An international human rights advocate discusses opportunities and obstacles in the fight for LGBT rights.

Big Mac, Big Real Wage Differences

Orley C. Ashenfelter examines the real wage rate for McDonald's workers and finds substantial differences in rich and poor countries.

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