Recent YaleGlobal Articles

William J. Clinton
November 10, 2003
Former US President Bill Clinton believes that an interdependent world is unsustainable because of its instability. To solve this latent instability Clinton proposes three goals. First, the world needs to create a global community with shared responsibilities, benefits, and values. Second, to...
William J. Clinton
November 10, 2003
Lant Pritchett
November 9, 2003
In Part II of a two-part series on the future of migration, economist Lant Pritchett argues that the forces building up to another wave of mass migration face opposition in the form of ideas. Simply put, he says, "the primary reason there is not more migration is that the citizens of the...
Lant Pritchett
November 5, 2003
Immigration is an issue that elicits heated views from all sides of the political and economic spectrum. In the 21st century, how might we expect our lives and societies to be affected by changes in immigration? In Part One of a two-part series, economist Lant Pritchett argues that there are five...
Norbert Mao
November 3, 2003
In the race to attract global capital and spur economic growth, Africa seems to have missed the bandwagon. Norbert Mao, a member of the Ugandan Parliament and currently a Yale World Fellow, says that Africa's dismal economic situation is a result of both inept political leadership and unfair...
William J. Clinton
October 31, 2003
The following is a full transcript of the public address, "Global Challenges," given by former US President William J. Clinton at Yale University on October 31, 2003.
Jeffrey Kentor
October 31, 2003
Although neoliberals argue that foreign investment spurs growth in developing countries, critics say high amounts of foreign capital may in fact retard development in the long-term. In a new study, economic sociologists Jeffrey Kentor and Terry Boswell suggest that both positions are incorrect, or...
Shada Islam
October 29, 2003
The European Union's planned appointment of a foreign minister signals the bloc's desire to speak with a unified voice on global issues and to compete with the US as an international power. Now, writes Shada Islam, the US is protesting an EU proposal for strong, independent defense...
George Perkovich
October 27, 2003
Thanks to the deal that three EU foreign ministers struck with Iran last week, Iran's nuclear program will be more open to outside observers from the UN's atomic watchdog agency. But, says nonproliferation expert George Perkovich, it isn't clear whether the deal will satisfy Iran...
William S. Turley
October 24, 2003
Many US analysts have compared the current conflict in Iraq to the Vietnam War, citing similar trends - lack of support from allies, initial domestic support followed by growing doubt, and faulty intelligence. But, says Indochina expert William S. Turley, the two countries and their respective...
Wahiduddin Mahmud
October 22, 2003
Bangladesh's economy grew rapidly during the 1990s as the country liberalized its markets and became increasingly integrated into the world economy. Until the 2001 global recession, Bangladesh ranked third for improvement of human development - behind only Cape Verde and China - thanks in...
Krishna Ravi Srinivas
October 20, 2003
If you're sick, it's definitely better to live in a rich country than a poor one. Pharmaceuticals produced in developed countries are prohibitively expensive for people in the world's poorest areas, but there are signs of improvement, says legal scholar Krishna Ravi Srinivas. In...
Joseph Stiglitz
October 17, 2003
Why has globalization gained such a bad reputation? It was once the phenomenon supposed to 'save' the world system and provide a framework for global equality and integration. So is the concept inherently flawed, or does the fault lie with the implementation of policies? Nobel Laureate...
Raenette Taljaard
October 15, 2003
The American hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has turned up little so far, but in the meantime coalition soldiers and Iraqi civilians continue to be victims of armed violence. By ignoring the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, says Raenette Taljaard, a member of the South...
David Dollar
October 10, 2003
Why do some developing countries enjoy the highest growth rates in the world while others flounder? The World Bank set out to answer this question by comparing four developing nations - China, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh - that have grown at strikingly different rates. Though these countries...
October 8, 2003
While terrorism continues to preoccupy Western countries, some security thinkers worry about the disintegration of the non-proliferation regime. North Korea has withdrawn from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and Iran may follow suit. In an interview with YaleGlobal Editor Nayan Chanda,...
Michael O'Hanlon
October 6, 2003
It is now official that American inspectors have been unable to find any weapons of mass destruction within Iraq, contradicting pre-war claims by the Bush and Blair administrations about imminent threat from Saddam Hussein's possession of chemical and biological weapons. The lack of evidence...
Michael Richardson
October 3, 2003
On the eve of the annual summit of Asia-Pacific nations, many Asian countries are expressing worry over US trade policy, says Michael Richardson, a visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of South East Asian Studies in Singapore. US President George W. Bush will be welcomed at the APEC (...
Joan Johnson-Freese
October 1, 2003
The world may seem a little smaller to China soon - especially as viewed from outer space. The Chinese government plans to launch a manned space capsule in the next few weeks, closing a technological gap with Russia and the US that no other country has crossed. Joan Johnson-Freese, an expert in...
Jonathan Schell
September 29, 2003
In war, true victory means the achievement of an express political aim. Although Saddam Hussein has been toppled, the political objective of the American war in Iraq appears far from fulfilled. An author and journalist who has written extensively about war and peace, Jonathan Schell, says what...
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