International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Nobel Peace Prize Shines International Spotlight on Chemical Weapons

A look at one of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winners and why its previously unsung efforts to rid the world of chemical weapons are more critical than ever.

Intellectual Property Rights Spur Innovation…Sometimes

Researchers find that a universal IPR level could have a sub-optimal impact on innovation.

Food Security in an Increasingly Urban World: The Case of Bolivia

The founder of Alternativas discusses agricultural challenges in a world of climate and economic changes.

La Seguridad Alimentaria en un Mundo cada vez más Urbano: El Caso de Bolivia

La fundadora de Alternativas habla acerca de los retos agrícolas en un contexto de cambios climáticos y económicos.

An Extra Helping Hand: Changing Behavior to Fight Adult Obesity

Suparna Ferreri’s Bienestar steps into the escalating obesity crisis with a mission of helping Mexico’s adults manage a healthy and sustainable weight.

Analyzing Income Distribution: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Social Spending

Data from Mexico indicate that the type of government social spending - indirect vs. direct subsidies - leads to different outcomes in terms of poverty reduction and income redistribution.

A Nuclear World with Nuclear Problems

An interview with atomic expert Kennette Benedict about the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons.

Israel and the Two-State Solution: Fantasy or Reality?

John Mearsheimer discusses America’s role in the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

China: Progress without Partnership

China’s reliance on economic growth is the primary reason it has remained so obstinate to world pacts on climate change.

Does Working from Home Improve Workers’ Performance?

Employees working from home are less likely to leave the company and report higher work satisfaction.

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