An Interview with Professor Henry Rousso* YJIA: You were born in Cairo, Egypt and have had a long and varied academic career, with positions and postings in Europe and the United States. Overall, how would you describe the nature of your research, and what motivated you to select this area? Rousso: I began to work [...]Full Story»
Fragile States and Post-2015 Development: The Need for Resilience Architecture in the Face of MDG Failure
By Jonathan Papoulidis* Fragile states constitute a global development crisis. Government capacity and public institutions in these states are weak and international aid approaches are often fragmented and piecemeal. Extreme poverty doubled in fragile states in just five years between 2005 and 2010, and not a single Millennium Development Goal (MDG) has been achieved in [...]
by Lucas Bento* The beginning of the Arab Awakening was defined by a wave of protests, demonstrations and revolutions that collectively rejected autocratic rule and singularly expressed a preference for democratic governance. As democratization is an ongoing process, the emerging democratic projects in the region are currently in a state of flux. Worryingly, in the [...]
By Nikolaj Werk* Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the US has almost constantly employed sanctions against Iran. With stricter rounds recently enforced by the EU and US in response to Iran’s nuclear proliferation program, it is worth reflecting on the way we think about sanctions as a foreign policy tool. The West urgently has [...]
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