International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Educating for Equality

A scholarship program for Kenyan girls has benefits for that go far beyond the classroom.

Cities Insecure: Urban Poor in Times of Rising Food Prices

The pricey downside of life in the city.

Balancing Humanitarian Aid and Sustainable Development

Making the transition from short-term needs to long-term progress.

Our Huddled Masses: New Frontiers In Refugee Resettlement

With new waves of refugees coming to our shores, Bob Montgomery, a nationally recognized leader in his field, details the policy and political challenges ahead.

Why Migrate When You Have TV?

There is little doubt that media dominates modern life. But is media's influence so great that it affects where we decide to live?

Credit Stagnation in the MENA

Credit Stagnation in the MENA

Credit market recovery in the Middle East and North African region will lag global economic recovery. Economic shortfalls are likely throughout the region and policymakers must take actions to dampen adverse effects.

It’s Not Too Late for the MDGs

It’s Not Too Late for the MDGs

Opinions vary within the policy community about whether developing nations are disappointingly off-track to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline set by the United Nations.


iFlating the U.S. Trade Deficit with China

While designed and marketed in Cupertino, California, the iPhone is estimated to have contributed $1.9 billion to the U.S. trade deficit with China in 2009. This is the finding of Yuqing Xing and Neal Detert, two economists with the Asian Development Bank Institute.

Empowering Women and Girls in Guatemala

An indigenous rights activist discusses how the failure of educational policies in Guatemala are intricately tied to persistent gender inequality.

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