International trade is facing a crisis of confidence in these globally fraught times. For decades until the financial crisis in 2008, trade in goods and services grew at twice the Continue Reading
According to housing development failures and social science research, residents often reject development not only due to concerns over congestion and neighborhood character, but also, most significantly, due to outrage over the profits developers will make from development. As a result, state, local, and federal policymakers should incubate and incentivize what are currently the minority — social impact and community-led developers. To deal with the secondary effects of increased development activity, this proposal will also (1) increases access to the planning process; and (2) protect existing renters and owners.
The Federal government has abdicated responsibility in pursuing a fair and accurate count. Will cities fill the gap?
Days before the Fourth of July, as you planned your barbecue or dreamed of poolside bliss, the Federal Court ruled that there was no evidence that the Trump Administration had Continue Reading
The Trump Administration’s recent moves to alienate our allies and retreat from the world cedes the US’ position of leadership to China, which has taken advantage of the void through its “Belt and Road Initiative.” The United States must offer its own robust and comprehensive strategy for international development, or risk losing its economic, security, and leadership advantages around the world.
In his new book, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age”, New York Times national security correspondent David E. Sanger sheds light on how cyberwarfare permeates everyday lives, preoccupies world leaders, and poses unparalleled challenges.
The Digital Age is here. Policymakers can continue to ignore the techies and their idealism, however, to do so risk politicians relegating themselves to irrelevance.
These war crimes should outrage civilians and service members alike, as they violate both American military rules of engagement and international law.
Unlike politics, policy is about tomorrow. We do ourselves a disservice if we allow today’s cynicism to prevent us from investing in the future.
The global competition for artificial intelligence and new nuclear weapons will soon pose unprecedented policy challenges. Future decisionmakers and thinkers must be equipped with technological expertise as well as a greater capacity to harness innovations to public goods.
Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter reflects on his lessons in leadership from two terms in office, provides a window into the policymaking process, gives his thoughts on the current political landscape, and explains why he believes that this is a better time than any other to study public policy.