International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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.

The Politics of Internet Access and Expression in Cuba

Who has Internet access in Cuba? How is this access controlled?

From D.C. With Love: The American Mission in Abuja

The Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria discusses the intricacies of international diplomacy

In Good Company: Corporate Social Responsibility in Central America

A non-profit founder discusses a new model for big business community engagement

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