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Cash Aid To Households Is Most Effective In Reducing Insurgency Threats, Stanford Research Shows

featuring Colonel Joseph (Joe) Felter (ret.)via Stanford News
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Stanford researcher Joseph Felter found that direct cash assistance to households in the Philippines decreased insurgent-led conflicts and weakened their influence in those villages.

In the News

Three Minutes To Midnight: Closer To Nuclear Conflict Than We Think

featuring William J. Perryvia War on the Rocks
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

While at Stanford last month, we had a long conversation with former Secretary of Defense William Perry about the nuclear dangers facing the world. We were struck by his provocative and frightening outlook: that the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe today is greater than it was during the Cold War. North Korea’s recent bluster only underlines the dangers.

Kevin M. Warsh

32nd Annual Economic Policy Conference

by Kevin Warshvia Market Watch
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh gave a presentation on March 8, 2016, at the 32nd Annual Economic Policy Conference titled "Challenging the Groupthink of the Guild."

Analysis and Commentary

Trade With China Reduced Domestic Inequality

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

In a recent post, I challenged Mark Kleiman's view that low-income people do not benefit at all from international trade.

Analysis and Commentary

Custom's Future: International Law In A Changing World

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, March 7, 2016

That is the title of a new book edited by Curtis Bradley.

Analysis and Commentary

Silencing ‘The Cannon,’ A Social Media Phenom

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Social media made him a star. He is a real estate mogul whose followers believe he speaks truth to power. As a result of his outspoken anti-establishment political posture and popularity, his party wants to shut him down.

In the News

Why 'Erratic' Central Bankers Need Better Rules To Guide The World

featuring John B. Taylorvia The Telegraph
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Central banks have destroyed their credibility by reacting to the worst financial crisis in history with inconsistent policy responses, a leading economist has warned.

In the News

Stanford Political Scientists Discuss Diplomacy And Foreign Policy Amid Global Turmoil

featuring Condoleezza Rice, Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Friday, March 4, 2016

Stanford foreign policy experts discussed flashpoints around the world at an OpenXChange event this week.


The Latest Issue Of China Leadership Monitor Is Now Available Online

via China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

China Leadership Monitor Winter 2016: Issue 49, is available online.

Economic Policy

Supply-side Structural Reform: Policy-makers Look For a Way Out

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Policy-making with respects to economic reform has been extremely inconsistent since early 2015.