International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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.

The New Development Bank: A Building Block of an Alternative World Order?

Seen as an initiative to restructure international financial structures, the BRICS bank may not necessarily be a stepping stone to further security and strategic institutionalization.

Participatory Budgeting: Increasing the Power of the Taxpayer over Public Expenditures

How effective is participatory budgeting at increasing government accountability and responsiveness in municipalities? Programs in Brazil find that allowing residents to choose preferential projects improves their social welfare and shifts constituent priorities to the forefront of public expenditures.

Solving a Labor Crisis or Exploiting Foreign Tech Workers? The H-1B Visa in Review

While the tech industry claims that H-1B visas help address labor shortages and bring in the best and brightest engineers, data shows that they can drive down wages and indenture migrant workers.

Dividing the Carrot: How Americans Think About Foreign Aid

One study looks at how Americans fare when navigating the complexities of U.S. foreign policy to make informed decisions on foreign aid.

Beyond “soft” issues: The Women’s Caucus of Kosovo speaks up

Ms. Teuta Sahatqija is President of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, comprised of female members of Parliament from all parties promoting...

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