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Using Data for Financial Inclusion: The Case of Credit Bureaus in Brazil

In developing economies, the COVID-19 crisis will be a catalyst for technology-enabled solutions, and for FinTech in particular. It has been a year since Brazil began to regulate its use of positive...

Natural Gas and War in Mozambique

Mozambique’s two civil conflicts are both results of the country’s defining challenge: managing its transition into becoming a fossil fuel economy. Since the 2009 discovery of massive natural gas...

The Challenge and Necessity of US-China Technology Cooperation

Despite rising tensions, the United States and China must find a way to foster cooperation and mutually beneficial collaboration. This will take increased transparency, new bilateral agreements, and...

Amicable Ties Between North Korea and WIPO: A Model for Constructive Engagement?

The World Intellectual Property Organization has maintained amicable relations with North Korea for decades and is now one of the most favorably viewed international organizations in the isolated...

Disruptive Technology and the Future of International Law

Robots have long presented a threat to some aspect of the human experience.  What began with concern over the labor market slowly evolved into a full-blown existential debate over the future of...

Averting Self-Defeat: Shifting the Narrative of the Climate Debate

Following last year’s United Nations climate talks, generally referred to as COP25, one thing has become painfully clear: no significant improvements in climate change policy on the global scale can...

Emerging Frameworks of Renewable Geopolitics

Emerging renewable energy geopolitical frameworks are defined by relations to fossil fuel geopolitics. Novel frameworks could divorce the energy economy from its association with international...

Ending Pandemics: US Foreign Policy to Mitigate Today's Major Killers, Tomorrow's Outbreaks, and the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Abstract: Every U.S. President in recent decades has had to respond to at least one pandemic disease. Political leadership has proven decisive. In the coming years, U.S. foreign policy will face at...

Feminism, Peace, and Afghanistan

Abstract: The conflict in Afghanistan, which has spanned 41 years, presents many complex issues with which policymakers must grapple. The human rights situation of Afghan women is prominent...

Take Back the Future: Global Feminisms and the Coming Crisis of the Beijing Settlement

Toward a New Geopolitics of Gender?  In April 2019, the United States threatened to use its veto in the UN Security Council (UNSC).1 That was not an unusual move: the Permanent Five members...

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