International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Assessing the State of Security at the US-Mexico Border

A working paper evaluates the state of security at the US-Mexico Border and outlines a potential way forward.

Cell Mates: Mobile Phones and Digital Access in China

Have mobile phones been effective in narrowing China's digital divide?

Policy Radio | Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura on American Public Opinion of U.S. Foreign Policy

In this week’s episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper sits down with two public opinion researchers from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to talk about new trends in the results of the 2012 Chicago Council Survey on American public opinion of U.S. foreign policy.

Social Capital and Malnutrition: A Case Study in Peru

A World Bank report looks at the impact of women's social capital on child malnutrition in Peru.

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.

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