Developing countries, led by Asia, have grown significantly
more rapidly than mature economies over the last two decades,
closing the gap between them. This experience is quite anomalous,
since historically economic convergence has been the...
Multiethnic empire? Colonialism? These aren’t topics that we
associate with Russian literature. And yet, a sprawling,
expansionist, multiethnic empire was a determining factor of
Russian history since at least the mid-sixteenth century.
In recent years, the trafficking of women and children into the
sex sector has become the focus of a steady spate of media
coverage, the subject of abundant policy interventions, and the
target of local, national, and transnational activist...
Jihadism today has a strong transnational and anti-Western
character, but this was not always the case. The first jihadists
were revolutionaries who fought in their home countries against
their respective governments from the 1940s onward. Only in...
In the public lecture “Why Haven’t Global Markets Reduced
Inequality?” Eric Maskin, Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the
School of Social Science, asks: Why does inequality persist between
rich and poor in developing countries? The theory of...