SPOTLIGHT ON DEVELOPMENT
An Interview with Paul Collier
Paul Collier is a Professor of Economics at Oxford University, the Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, and the author of Wars, Guns, and Votes and The Bottom Billion.
An Interview with George Ayittey
Ghanaian economist George Ayittey is the president of the Free Africa Foundation and a Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University in Washington, DC.
An Interview with William Easterly
William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute. He is the author of several books, including The White Man’s Burden: How the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good.
An Interview with Nancy Birdsall
Nancy Birdsall is the founding president of the Center for Global Development (CGD). CGD is an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor.
An Interview with Martin Holmes
Martin Holmes is a Lecturer in Politics at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University specializing in political economy.
By Michael Geertson
Drawing on the experiences of five countries – Albania, Indonesia, Paraguay, Ukraine and Zambia – Michael Geertson offers an account of how Millennium Challenge Corporation threshold programs can help reap tangible development rewards, even in short periods of time.
By Karin Christiansen
Karin Christiansan, Director of the NGO Publish What You Fund, explains the global aid transparency movement: from who benefits to why transparency is vital for effective aid.
By Christrian Davenport & Molly Inman
Conventional wisdom says that the Bush Administration’s 2007 surge was a success. Though a decrease of violence in Iraq followed its implementation, Christian Davenport and Molly Inman contend that the surge alone may not have been wholly responsible for the on the on-the-ground changes it is assumed to have engendered.
By Jacob H. Van Rijn
Though the world may be closer than ever to achieving a nuclear weapon-free order, Jacob H. Van Rijn questions the assumption that a global nuclear zero is actually in the best interest of global security.
Promoting Democracy with Neither State Nor Security: U.S. Democracy Promotion Efforts in the Palestinian Territories from the Oslo Accords to the Rise of Hamas
By Geoffrey Swenson
Democracy promotion in the Middle East has been a foreign policy imperative for every U.S. President for the past three decades. Geoffrey Swenson details the aspirations, projects and outcomes of U.S.- funded democracy building efforts in the Palestinian territories from 1993 to 2006.
By Shalendra D. Sharma
In the wake of the recent global economic meltdown, governments around the world are taking unprecedented action as they re-evaluate market regulation. Shalendra Sharma argues that while tougher restrictions are needed, over- regulation could exacerbate the very problems that it seeks to remedy.
By Chunjuan Nancy Wei
Since his election, one of President Hu Jintao’s primary goals has been to ensure that Taiwan is not lost during his watch. Chunjan Nancy Wei argues that because of its more progressive and conciliatory approach to Taiwan, China’s 2005 Anti-Secession Law interdicting Taiwanese sovereignty has paradoxically led to rapprochement between Taiwan and the mainland.
By Simon Hix
Reviewed by Andrew Imbrie
By Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh
Reviewed by Matthew Sohm
By Lloyd C. Gardner
Reviewed by Christopher R. W. Dietrich
By Ken Hackett
The unique role of faith-based organizations in international aid
By Carol Gallo
On abandoning the troubled origins of assessing international development
By Gorik Ooms
The case for healthcare beyond national boundaries
By Robert J. Shiller
What Singapore can teach nations about how to save
By Wen Rixin
The role of ‘bureaucracy’ in China today
By Matthew Kustenbauder
What the past reveals about the present nature of the U.S.-Japanese rapport
By Emmanuelle Ganne
The potential benefits of the impending global Green Revolution