Harvard International Review

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Convergence and Soccer: Testing for Convergence

According to the convergence hypothesis, the growth of a nation’s GDP should be negatively correlated with its historical level of GDP; low income nations should be...


US President Barack Obama with Hu Jintao, former General Secretary of the Communist Party. By White House (Pete Souza), public domain, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Beijing’s Ménluó Doctrine: If it was good for America, should it be good for China?

Beijing has an incremental foreign policy in the South China Sea, which appears to resonate with America’s Monroe Doctrine. When the increasingly assertive new...
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Ebola: The Teaching and Learning Moment

Winston Churchill famously said, “never let a good crisis go to waste”. The Ebola crisis in West Africa is not a good crisis. It...
Dilma Rousseff receives the presidential sash from Lula da Silva. By Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebomy. CC-BY-3.0-br, via
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Foreign Policy in Brazil: A neglected debate

In the last decade, the priority of Brazilian foreign policy has been to become an influential and respected global player. The Lula government (2003-10)...
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The Social Contract 2.0: Big Data and the Need to Guarantee Privacy and Civil Liberties

Much has been written regarding the rate of technological innovation and how these advancements might provide solutions to the emerging challenges facing humanity in...