Daily Policy Digest

International Issues

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

A system of relief vouchers could make nonprofits and their donors more accountable to their clients, says Eric Werker, assistant professor at the Harvard University Business School...

LAWFARE AGAINST ISRAEL

Anti-Israel "lawfare" strategies are subversive and interfere with the diplomatic relations of Western countries with Israel, say observers...

ARGENTINA IMPOVERISHES ITSELF AGAIN

What happens when government meddles with private wealth?...

BOURGEOIS BOOM

Worldwide, the middle class is growing by 70 million people annually...

SOMALIA: THE WORLD’S MOST UTTERLY FAILED STATE

Piracy is just one symptom of the power vacuum inside Somalia, say observers...

STARING DOWN THE BARREL: THE RISE OF GUNS IN CHINA

In a nation that bans guns and celebrates them, armed criminals and hunters pose new problems for Chinese authorities...

MCCAIN ON THE IRAQ WAR

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was one of the strongest congressional backers of the Bush administration's decision to send nearly 30,000 more troops to Iraq in early 2007...

OBAMA ON THE IRAQ WAR

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has held to a timeline of 16 months for the withdrawal of major combat brigades from Iraq...

THE ECONOMIC REFORM WAVE

Many countries around the world are pushing ahead with economic reforms, say observers...

IN LONG RUN, RUSSIA IS STILL THIRD WORLD

A closer look at the Russian economy reveals a nation that is practically a caricature of the stereotypical Third World country, says Richard Ebeling...


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