International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Americans (still) don’t understand the Middle East. This man wants to help.

CPR sits down with Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli academic and veteran of IDF intelligence, to discuss the causes of conflict in the Middle East and what might resolve them.

All Business: Wanxiang America’s Pin Ni Discusses the New US-China Relationship

Wanxiang America President Pin Ni shares his insights as a businessman and practitioner on the US-China relationship.

The Economic Impact of Frugality: Evidence from Tobacco Farmers in Malawi

Tobacco farmers in Malawi were offered a direct-deposit savings account, which yielded significant positive impacts on their financial behavior and increases in their agricultural outputs. These results suggest a potential driver for economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.

Time for China to Embrace Property Tax?

Chinese local government’s revenue dependence on land granting is no longer sustainable due to exhausted land resources, distorted profit distribution, and rampant sprawl development. Property tax might solve the problem.

50 Years of Progress: Moving Toward Full Human Rights and Economic Empowerment for Women

Special release of original essay written by Hillary Clinton for the Chicago Policy Review in 1999 on international women’s rights and economic empowerment.

US-Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Time for a paradigm shift

Dr. Parsi warns against continued sanctions on Iran, discusses the impact of US Congress on nuclear negotiations, and highlights the need for a paradigm shift in US-Iran relations.

The Truth about Gitmo: A Conversation with Lowell Sachnoff

Full length interview with distinguished attorney Lowell Sachnoff on his work representing Guantanamo Bay detainees, what it will take to fulfill President Obama’s promise to close Gitmo, and an admonition to avoid repeating the sins of the past.

Aligning Incentives: The Effectiveness of Performance-Based Pay for Tax Officials

After being randomly assigned to a performance-based incentive structure, tax officials in Pakistan had significantly higher levels of revenue collection. This result suggests a potential solution to the widespread corruption and low collection rates of tax authorities in developing countries.

From Africa to China: the Adventure of African Merchants Entrepreneurs

Growing relations between Africa and China have led to an influx of African merchants in China. African merchants contribute to the emergence of transient spaces in Chinese cities, as well as to successful business performance, benefitting the Chinese economy and society.

False Flag No More: Facing Down Militant Terrorism

Advances in biometric technology, once operationalized and scaled, will vastly improve identification and elimination of militants in domestic and international settings.

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