International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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.

Housing ‘On The House’: The Common Good Problem in French Social Housing

Seven years after France established housing as a right that people can legally demand from the state, a housing crisis persists. Sociologist Levy-Vroelant argues that the root of the problem is the absence of a national consensus on housing as a collective value.

Violence in Mexico: Beyond Ayotzinapa

The horrifying Ayotzinapa massacre is just the tip of the iceberg in a country with high levels of crime, assassination, and violence in general: an infographic by the Chicago Policy Review.

Droning to Win: How the UAV Wars Began

Computer scientists investigate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle vulnerability to third-party hacking, showing that commercial drone use is likely to be heavily regulated.

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