economic development


Featured Article: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador



Featured Article: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador
Featured article: Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador by Ann Low Poorly organized governments collect insufficient revenue to pay for police forces and civil administrations whose staff are consistently well trained, highly motivated, and immune from bribery. Inadequate tax collections generate weak… Read More

Featured Article: The Economics of Trade and National Security



Featured Article: The Economics of Trade and National Security
Featured article: The Economics of Trade and National Security by David A. Anderson In an increasingly globalized world, trade and economic displacement issues, geopolitics and national security concerns has become intertwined creating a multitude of possible friction points between state actors, international financial institutions and trade organizations. Left to their… Read More

InterAgency Journal 10-4



InterAgency Journal 10-4
Inside this issue: Features The Economics of Trade and National Security David A. Anderson Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador Ann Low Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities Dani Redmon Understanding the Challenges and Stakeholders in… Read More

Featured Article: American and Chinese Economic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa



Featured Article: American and Chinese Economic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Featured article: Assessing the Impact of American and Chinese Economic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa by James Jacobs and Kevin Boldt In 2015, Scientific American published an article which showcased how the continent of Africa is often sized on Mercator maps, in a similar fashion, to the island of Greenland, even… Read More

InterAgency Journal 10-1



InterAgency Journal 10-1
Inside this issue: Features Japan’s Security Strategy and Its Impact on U.S. National Security Interests by Sung K. Hyong and David A. Anderson Employing Maritime Security Response Teams as the Nation’s Maritime Crisis Response Force by Christjan C. Gaudio Lessons for Cyber Policymakers by James Torrence Lifting the Interagency Fog… Read More

Featured Article: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa



Featured Article: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa
Featured article: Avoiding a New Berlin Conference: A Framework for U.S.-Chinese Economic Cooperation in West Africa by Kevin Peel, Justin Reddick, John Hoeck and Cynthia Dehne In November 1884, representatives from 14 nations met in Germany to negotiate differences and formalize their colonial aspirations at the Berlin Conference. The result… Read More

Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia



Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia
Featured article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia by Joshua Parker and David A. Anderson Shortly after President Obama took office in 2009, it became clear he wanted to shift U.S. foreign policy focus away from the Middle East to Asia. His immediate goal was withdrawing U.S.… Read More

Report assesses business and stability operations task force



Report assesses business and stability operations task force
RAND Corporation recently published a report assessing the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan. The task force was a multi-year endeavor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and sought to use private-sector strategies to create sustainable economies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Task force operations began in Iraq… Read More

IAS-005 (January 2016) Foreign Aid and Party Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa



IAS-005 (January 2016) Foreign Aid and Party Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa
Government, non-government, and military entities have all been involved in providing foreign aid for quite some time, but despite the emphasis that states and international organizations and institutions place on the utility of foreign aid, there is significant debate about its benefits. The debate centers on the potentially deleterious or… Read More