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Infographic: U.S. Military Spending Versus Foreign Aid

July 30, 2012


 Good media platform published this infographic that portrays U.S. spending on defense and development aide in comparison to other countries. Data is from 2010 and before the recent publication of the new Defense Strategic Guidance and new budget priorities. Development assistance spending and military spending appear to promote two contradictory sets of values: one that builds and one that […]

Why do California academics want to keep Kosovo in the dark?

March 20, 2012


By The Commentator on 19 March 2012 The World Bank is in danger of forgetting its remit. Letting Kosovo’s economy grow is imperative. Without going too jargon crazy about the abundance of lignite coal in Kosovo, it’s worth highlighting how a wealthy Californian academic and his green-eyed ideological fellow-travellers are colluding to stop impoverished Kosovans getting fast […]

So similar, so different, so European

March 3, 2012


Under the campaign slogan ‘So similar, so different, so European’, a new video clip produced by the European Commission encourages the viewer to challenge their perception of the countries of Southeast Europe that are hoping to join the EU. The video forms part of a wider campaign that aims at raising awareness and showing another side of […]

Seminar XXI: Introductory Banquet

September 9, 2011


Seminar XXI held its’ introductory and alumni banquet on Tuesday night at the National Press Club in DC. I definitely felt like the junior member. I ended up at a table with all alumni, each one was a current or retired general or flag officer, senior executive service member, or c-suite member. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the […]

Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy

July 5, 2011


Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy.

What I Learned from the World Development Report

June 11, 2011


SUBMITTED BY NIGEL ROBERTS Via Blogs of the World Bank I came to the World Development Report with years of field experience in conflict- affected countries, but I learned some startling things from the exercise. One is that violence today is very different from the violence of the Cold War era. Another is that how to […]

Why Study International Development?

June 5, 2011


Development that effectively prevents, mitigates and manages the causes and consequences of violent conflict, instability and extremism. to identify and analyze sources of conflict; develop early responses to address the causes and consequences of instability and violent conflict map out destabilizing patterns and trends in specific developing countries and recommend changes in development programs so […]