International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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.

The Hidden Costs of Development Aid

Researchers find World Bank development projects to be less effective in politically important yet economically unstable countries.

The Cost of Ignoring Labor Reform in Japan

Economists contend that polarization in Japan’s labor force could hold back the success of Abenomics.

Increased Immigration Leading to Higher Wages for Native Born Citizens?

Supply driven immigration may result in net positive employment.

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.

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