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South Asia’s Geography of Conflict – Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan has recently released a report that examines the pivotal role that both India and Afghanistan play in the strategic interest of the United States. According to Kaplan, India is a crucial pivot between China and the United States, with the potential of altering future relations between these two great powers as China’s influence within the international […]

Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo

Dead Aid – Dambisa Moyo

In direct contention with the pervading assumption that international aid is critical for the survival and eventual growth of the most impoverished countries, Dambisa Moyo contends that aid has actually inhibited these countries from achieving sustainable economic growth. Instead of providing a basic level of sustenance for a country, aid encourages corruption and locks a country into […]

Stopping Global Population Growth - Hans Rosling

Stopping Global Population Growth – Hans Rosling

As the developer of the Gapminder software as well as having delivered five previous Ted Talks, Hans Rosling has become an authoritative voice on global health and development statistics. Furthermore, his presentations are always riveting. In his most recent Ted Talk, Rosling discusses the global population growth since 1960 and how the popular distinction between the “West and the Rest” is […]

International Security - Spring 2010

International Security – Spring 2010

Ending Civil War: A Case for Rebel Victory? – Monica Duffy Toft Contrary to advocates of both negotiated settlements and “give war a chance”, Toft reveals that a combination of carrots and sticks may be the best way to end civil wars and prevent them from reoccurring. Statistically, civil wars that end in negotiated settlements are […]