About Author

James Watkins

James Watkins is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Review, and contributes Global Notebook, World in Review, and Blog articles on a range of issues.

Nalini Bharatwaj, 37, chairman of a management institute, holds a gun while posing in her office in New Delhi
36(4) Summer 2015, Features, Letter from the Editors, Security

Crime and Punishment: Organized Crime Across Borders

Our summer 2015 feature issue, Crime and Punishment: Organized Crime Across Borders, has hit newsstands across the world! Check out the latest print edition as well...
Harp seal pups lie on an ice floe in Canada
36(3) Spring 2015, Central Asia, Environment, Featured, Features, Letter from the Editors, North America, Politics, Security, Western Europe

The New Ice Age: The Arctic Battleground

The Spring 2015 issue, The New Ice Age: Arctic Battlegrounds, has hit shelves. Watch for the release of Arctic-related content online! … Not until 1908 or...
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36(2) Fall 2014/Winter 2015, Features, Letter from the Editors

The Personal and the Political: Gender in International Relations

As we await the December release of our Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue, The Personal and the Political: Gender in International Relations, watch out for gender-related content coming out...
Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to the US. By NASA/Bill Ingals, Public domain, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(1) Summer 2014, Africa, Americas, Asia, Economics, Europe, Global Notebook, Politics, Western Europe

Aging Influence: The Commonwealth in the 21st Century

Few intergovernmental organizations which exist solely to further the values of democracy, liberal equality, good governance, and minority rights can boast a membership of...
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Asia, Blog, Central Asia, East Asia, Economics, Politics

Two Tales of a City: A profile of Mongolia’s capital of opposites

Ulaanbaatar is a city of contradictions and of contrast. It is a city where ancient history sits next to state-of-the-art skyscrapers; where brutalist Soviet...
35(3) Winter 2014, Global Notebook

The Future of Finance: The Post-Crisis Commercial Culture

Six years ago, the world wasbrought to its knees by the collapse of a particular financial market that was not understood by most of those trading in...
35(2) Fall 2013, Africa, Central Africa, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, North America, Politics, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, West Africa, Western Europe, World in Review

Future of International Aid: Helping the Helpless by Finding Altruism in Self-Interest

By 2015, we will have nearly eradicated extreme poverty and hunger throughout the world by halving the proportion of people living on under $1.25 per day. We...
Africa, Blog, Politics, Southern Africa

Zimbabwe: a national future hanging in the balance

Last week, Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party once again stole an election from the Zimbabwean people. The news stories of electoral fraud and corruption only...

Africa, Blog, Politics, Southern Africa

Mugabe: the Profile of a Tyrant

As Zimbabwe awaits the results of its most recent election, we look back at its tumultuous history and wonder whether there is any hope...

34(4) Spring 2013, Economics, Europe, Global Notebook, Politics, Western Europe

Democracy: Europe’s Forgotten Ideal

Seventeen months after the guns fell silent in Berlin, Winston Churchill proposed a “United States of Europe” to promote peace and well-being. The European...