June 28, 2014
Op-Ed, Project Syndicate
By Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University
India’s recent general election could be the most important positive economic event of 2014. Indian voters decisively rejected the Congress party, which had governed India virtually without interruption since it gained independence from Britain in 1947. They are likely to be happy they did.
May 15, 2014
Op-Ed, Harvard Business Review
By Ben Heineman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Walmart’s bribery scandal, and the sweep of the current investigation, have made this case a poster-child for the snares of corruption facing global companies, putting it in the same category as the towering bribery scandal faced several years ago by Siemens. Many boards and CEOs from around the globe cite corruption as one of the top issues they face in current globalization efforts — in this sense, “the whole world is watching” the Walmart case carefully.
May 1, 2014
An interview on the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, as part of the Harvard Kennedy School's Policycast series, with Professor Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
Strategic Empathy: The Afghanistan Intervention Shows Why the U.S. Must Empathize with its Adversaries
By Matt Waldman, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2012–2014
"...[H]ow did such vast and sustained investments not deliver a more favorable outcome? Conditions were undoubtedly challenging, but most observers — and indeed U.S. officials — agree that major mistakes were made....But the most egregious error of the United States was to pursue a strategy founded on a misreading of its enemy."
April 3, 2014
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Affairs
By Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Research Fellow, International Security Program
"A look at Indian foreign policy since 1964 confirms that it has been characterized more by continuity than by change. And even those changes that have occurred, while important, have been incremental, and unrelated to the political ideology of the party in power."
Journal Article, Nationalities Papers, issue 2, volume 42
By Andrew Radin, Research Fellow, International Security Program
Following Kosovo's declaration of independence in February 2008, the European Union deployed a rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX). While EULEX and its supporters have argued that the mission has the potential to succeed, critics claim that the mission has failed to significantly improve Kosovo's rule of law institutions, to address the rule of law vacuum in the north of Kosovo, and to prosecute high-level organized crime and corruption.
By Scott Moore, Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
This brief looks at the so-far inadequate responses of the Chinese government and makes the case that new institutions are needed to allow China to meet this growing challenge.
March 8, 2014
Op-Ed, Agence Global
By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative
"Is there no limit to the assault on the basic rights and fundamental humanity of Arab citizens? The latest insult to common human decency and the struggle of hundreds of millions of Arabs for democratic and accountable governance emanates these days from Algeria, where Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced earlier this week that he is running for his fourth consecutive term as president. Not surprisingly, in central Algiers security forces Thursday arrested 40 people who were demonstrating in protest against Bouteflika’s announcement. A similar small protest last week met the same fate at the hands of security services."
February 18, 2014
Op-Ed, The Economic Times
Ronak Desai discusses the problem that corruption poses to international companies looking to invest in India.
January 20, 2014
By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Africa's better days lie with a more tolerant future, not a past world that seeks to have a stranglehold on society by globalizing hate and entrenching it in national legislation.