Tag: economic development

Posted: September 21, 2020 by the


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  • DACOR
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • development
  • economic development
  • National Security
  • State Department (DOS)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Posted: September 9, 2020 by the


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  • DACOR
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • development
  • economic development
  • National Security
  • State Department (DOS)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Posted: November 27, 2019 by the


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  • economic development
  • El Salvador
  • organized crime
  • State Department (DOS)
  • tax
  • United Nations

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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 institutions and insufficient policing, leading to insecure areas […]

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Posted: November 20, 2019 by the


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  • China
  • economic development
  • economy
  • European Union
  • Japan
  • National Security
  • trade
  • World Trade Organization

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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 own devises these factors may slow trade and […]

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Posted: April 3, 2019 by the


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  • Africa
  • China
  • economic development
  • economy
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • United States

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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 though Africa is 14 times larger than […]

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Posted: October 10, 2018 by the


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  • China
  • economic development
  • economy
  • irregular warfare
  • opioids

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Featured article: A Century of Humiliation: The Power of Economic Warfare by Sam Ku A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on […]

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Posted: May 2, 2018 by the


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  • China
  • economic development
  • economy
  • trade
  • West Africa

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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 of the conference was to […]

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Posted: October 18, 2016 by the


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  • Asia
  • China
  • Diplomacy
  • economic development
  • Military Operations Other Than War
  • Pacific

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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. troops from Iraq and gradually bringing an […]

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Posted: January 18, 2016 by the


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  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • economic development
  • RAND Corporation
  • report
  • Stability Operations
  • State Department (DOS)
  • task force
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

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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 in 2006, and operations began […]

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Posted: September 24, 2015 by the


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  • Conflict Prevention
  • conflict termination
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • economic development
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Law Enforcement
  • whole-of-government

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin E. Dempsey recently conducted an interview in which he discussed the importance of a whole-of-government approach to issues facing the U.S. and the world. Dempsey has repeatedly pushed for solutions integrating economic, diplomatic, law enforcement, energy, and military instruments of power during his tenure as […]

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