International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Ending Poverty? Modern Slums and Stagnation in Government Action

Researchers find that the mechanisms behind past slum development success stories do not adequately translate to fixing slums in the modern developing world.

Developing Efficiency: Why energy efficiency gains in China may not be fully realized

The rebound effect, which measures the increased demand for energy from increasing energy efficiency, is found to be strong in Chinese urban residential electricity use.

The Billion Dollar Question: Are Counter-Terrorism Efforts Effective?

A review of counter-terrorism evaluation research raises critical questions about lack of evidence for costly programs and strategies.

Collaboration and Competition in Counterterrorism

Nations that claim to cooperate on counterterrorism may in fact be competing for safety.

Widening the Gap: China’s Land Reform and Gender Disparities

The main culprit for China’s gender gap expansion in the early 1980s might have been the post-Mao land reform rather than the One Child Policy.

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.

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