In a recent debate about the Bribery Act of 2010, the UK House of Lords solicited expert analysis from Edmund Malesky and Nathan Jensen. Their statement was entered in as written evidence:
"We find that this convention, and more importantly the underlying domestic laws such... Read More about UK House of Lords requests Edmund Malesky's research on corruption »
"From integrating with virtual reality to advancing machine learning towards a 'true' artificial intelligence, quantum computing will likely provide numerous benefits to society. It will also, however, have some drawbacks — primarily, threatening to upend all modern encryption." - Justin Sherman... Read More about The Quantum Threat to Global Security - Justin Sherman writes for Tech4GS »
On September 26, 2018, Joseph Grieco offered analysis of President Donald Trump's speech before the U.N. General Assembly. "Patriotism is a characteristic to which we all aspire," Dr. Grieco remarks, "I think most people wish to be patriots. But patriotism isn't a... Read More about Joseph Grieco on NPR discusses Trump at United Nations »
Trump’s actions here are not some high-minded effort to protect national security by preventing careless people from having access to classified material. Nor are they merely an attempt to tidy up the messy files of too many people holding security clearances, as National Security Advisor John... Read More about The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy »
The first day Allan Kornberg moved into his Duke University office in 1965, he brought his three young children with him, who immediately took to racing down the hallways. The noise brought out longtime political science Chairman Robert Rankin who demanded to know what was going on.... Read More about Allan Kornberg, beloved professor emeritus, passed away »
Paula D. McClain, professor of political science and dean of The Graduate School, has been elected as the next president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the most prestigious academic organization in the discipline.
McClain will serve as president-elect for a year... Read More about Paula McClain elected as next president of the American Political Science Association »
Gender balancing in the security sector is an increasingly common reform in postconflict countries, especially in the presence of peacekeeping missions. The UN has repeatedly stressed that increased representation of women in security forces (and other traditionally male-dominated institutions)... Read More about International Gender Balancing Reforms - Kyle Beardsley et al. publishes new research »
At a time when even the wealthiest nations face problems of poverty, many analysts are concerned about creating jobs in the “new” economy. Are traditional anti-poverty programs up to the task? I don’t think so.
Many people, from diverse viewpoints, are talking about a universal basic income (UBI... Read More about Michael Munger write about universal basic income for The Hill »
President Donald Trump has told us that “trade wars are good, and easy to win.” He seems to have thought that just threatening to impose tariffs would bring other countries to their knees, since those countries need access to the vast U.S. market.
But his global trade war isn’t going as planned... Read More about Trump's trade war is not going as planned - Grieco and Büthe write op ed for Newsday »
The country has been under a state of emergency for almost two years since the failed 2016 coup, but Erdogan said he would end it after the election. Under the new system, a state of emergency lasts for six months instead of three and Erdogan can declare one without needing the approval of... Read More about Many Fear Erdogan's New Powers - Timur Kuran interviewed in The Jerusalem Post »