Publications

Russia's Fading Judiciary

Oct 28, 2013
"The suspended sentence handed down to the anticorruption crusader Alexei Navalny has once again placed an unflattering spotlight on Russia’s legal system. Navalny himself recognized that the verdict was not a result of the judge’s private deliberations but a gesture of lenience mandated from above." more

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict by Asher Kaufman

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict

Oct 28, 2013
Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region studies one of the flash points of the Middle East—a region of roughly 100 square kilometers where Syria, Lebanon, and Israel come together but where the borders have never been clearly marked. Asher Kaufman analyzes this geopolitical conflict, and reflects on the meaning of borders and frontiers today. more

The Other Population Crisis: What Governments Can Do about Falling Birth Rates by Stephen Philip Kramer

The Other Population Crisis: What Governments Can Do about Falling Birth Rates

Oct 25, 2013
In many developed countries, population decline poses economic and social strains and may even threaten national security. Through case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, The Other Population Crisis explores national efforts to promote births and the significant government role in stopping declines in birth rates.  more

Don’t Dismiss Bicameral Working Group Out of Hand

Oct 25, 2013
A House passed bill to create a ""Bipartisan Working group on Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth" could provide an opening for a larger deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. more

Procedural Maneuvers Go Nowhere in Twin Crises

Oct 25, 2013
The twin crises of a government shutdown and near debt default were prolonged by procedural moves and countermoves that went nowhere, with Congress eventually stumbling out the exit, kicking the can down the road once more. more

City-University Strategies and Foreign-Branch Campuses: Competing in the Global Knowledge Economy

Oct 23, 2013
This project by Public Policy Scholar Dean Forbes examines two case studies of American universities branch campuses in Singapore and Adelaide respectively, along with case studies of city-university engagement in Washington DC and New York. more

Deciphering Russian Policy on Syria: What Happened…and What’s Next

Oct 23, 2013
A central principle of Putin’s foreign policy is reasserting Russia’s role as a great power on the global stage. Moscow has worked to restore and build ties to its former Cold War allies in the Middle East in pursuit of this goal. more

Tunisia’s Islamist-Led Democracy Founders

Oct 18, 2013
The failure of Tunisia's ruling Islamic Ennahda movement to convince secular parties and civil society groups that it is truly committed to the separation of religion and state underlies the current political crisis there. Ennahda's moderate leadership has made repeated compromises on religious issues to meet secularist demands for a new constitution. But it has lost their trust by showing too much deference to its own militant Islamic wing and fundamentalist Salafis outside the movement. more

RIA Novosti archive - by V. Borisenko

“Russia is like the Stepmother, not the Mother:” Alisa Oblezova Reflects on Russian Migration Policy Today

Oct 18, 2013
Interview with former Fulbright Scholar Alisa Oblezova, Senior Lecturer, Labor Law and Social Security Department, Perm State University. “Prevention of Discrimination of Migrant Workers in the Labor Law: Comparative Analysis of the Legislative and Law-Enforcement Practice in Russia and the U.S.” September 2012-February 2013 more

Visions of Freedom: New Documents from the Closed Cuban Archives

Oct 16, 2013
CWIHP is pleased to announce the release of over 160 new documents from closed Cuban archives in CWIHP e-Dossier No. 44. Obtained by Piero Gleijeses and released for the first time on the Digital Archive, the documents show Havana's policy toward Southern Africa in the final fifteen years of the Cold War. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.