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Book Review: The Search for a Russian National Idea

Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation from 1470 to the Present Written By Serhii Plokhy New York: Basic Books, 2017, 398 pp.   Serhii Plokhy, an eminent historian of Early and Modern Ukraine, starts Lost... more

Social Impact Bonds: Do Them Right or Not at All

Social impact bonds (SIB) promise to promote public sector innovation by drawing private capital to support new ideas and collecting rigorous evidence of what works. Armed with that evidence, governments will then scale up the ideas that work. At... more

Collusion’s Collateral Consequences

Long before an indictment is handed down by a grand jury, criminal prosecutors spend hours poring over every angle of the case. In my time with the Department working on white-collar crime, I heard discussion of collateral consequences on every... more

Merkel, the Refugee Crisis, and German Hegemony

In late 2015, the German government made a series of fateful pledges as thousands of asylum seekers were traveling through Europe. It promised not to turn away any Syrian refugees who reached its borders, while Chancellor Angela Merkel also refused... more

Book Review: The Beginning of Modern Global Justice

Human Rights After Hitler: The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes Written by Dan Plesch Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 240pp. It is perhaps not as commonly known as it should be that the movement for international justice... more

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