International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Immigration ≠ Crime

The connection between crime and immigration is not as solid as is portrayed in the media.

Will Increasing Illegal Immigration Enforcement Reduce Crime In Your Neighborhood?

New research determines the link between illegal immigration and crime while examining the results of immigration enforcement policy on crime rates in Prince William County, Virginia.

Knock Knock, Brussels: Fortress Europa’s growing cybersecurity firewall

Representatives from around the EU gather in Brussels to discuss the future of cybersecurity policy and cooperation.

Discounts at the Pump: How Much is Cheap Gas Really Costing Us?

Gasoline and diesel subsidies have been criticized for encouraging excess consumption, but the total global economic cost is truly staggering, representing an annual welfare loss worth four percent of the total market for fuel.

Bridging Policy, Bridging Regions: America’s involvement in promoting democracy in the Middle East

Former Congressman Vin Weber discusses how policy practitioners link domestic debates with external issues.

Biometrics and Artificial Neural Networks: How Big Data Collection Works in Your Favor

Experimental research reveals that biometrics matched with artificial computers can help generate significantly more accurate security measures.

Policy Radio | US-Russia Relations with Ambassador Ian Kelly, Diplomat-in-Residence for the Midwest, US State Department

This week, Anne Knapke speaks with Ambassador Kelly about the state of US-Russia relations, US foreign policy, the Sochi Olympic games, and the reemergence of an East West divide.

Recipe for Disaster: The Link Between Urban Planning and Karachi’s Political Violence

Researchers explain political violence in Pakistan’s largest city in terms of informal urban planning rather than ethnic tensions.

Breaking the Silence: Human Trafficking and the Struggle for Equality in Guyana

Simona Broomes is leading the fight against human trafficking and forging a path to empowerment through the Guyana Women Miners Organization, which she launched in 2012.

Making Sanctions Toothless: How Authoritarian Regimes Survive Under International Pressure

While sanctions have become a popular tool in foreign policy, they may not be effective in confronting certain authoritarian regimes.

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