International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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.

International Tax Havens: Are Multinationals Gaming the System?

Despite enormous efforts to minimize financial burdens through innovative international tax planning, multinational corporations still face Effective Tax Rates largely determined by the nationality of their headquarters.

India’s Midday Meal Program: A Safety Net for Children’s Health

India’s Midday Meal Program provides a cushion for children’s health during times of drought and economic shock.

Afghanistan: The Rule of Law and the Law of Rules

Fallckolm Cuenca from the European Union Police Mission discusses EUPOL’s progress in building capacity in Afghanistan.

Is the Child Labor Ban in India Causing Trouble?

India’s Child Labor Act of 1986 proves to have backfired on itself with increased child labor and diminished household welfare.

Towards a New Cuban Reality: An Interview with Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas

José Ramón Cabañas explains the most important political and economic changes in Cuba over the last few years.

Peace Without Treaties

Stronger international laws may be discouraging states from signing peace treaties.

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