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World Watch

Insight on what's happening beyond the United States.
G8 on Health: Spender Faster, Not Smarter Roger Bate 06/15/2007
The developed nations are happy to send aid, but reluctant to ask uncomfortable questions.
For Zimbabwe, the World Cup Beats the World Bank George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson 06/15/2007
Most international agencies have broken down in their efforts to help the country. FIFA can do better.
Profit for the Poorest Apoorva Shah 06/13/2007
A U.S. initiative encourages businesses to see Africa’s poor as an untapped market.
The Freedom Connection Susan Ariel Aaronson 06/11/2007
How the U.S. uses trade agreements to promote democracy
A Health Plan for the G8: Focus on How Funds Are Spent Philip Coticelli and Roger Bate 06/06/2007
Member states should insist on efficiency before parting with more taxpayer money.
Foreign Investors Prefer Predictability to Democracy Aparna Mathur 05/29/2007
A study of recent investment flows says that being a democracy may actually make it harder for a developing country to attract capital from abroad.
Water, Water Roger Bate 05/24/2007
It may be everywhere, but it’s scarce as well. How to use water most efficiently? Roger Bate finds the solution in a nation undergoing the worst drought in 1,000 years: Australia.
German Growth Means a Chance for Reform Jurgen Reinhoudt 05/24/2007
Center-right leader Angela Merkel is missing an opportunity. She should take a cue from her left-of-center predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, particularly on labor market reforms.
The Sudden Ubiquity of China Mauro De Lorenzo 05/23/2007
It’s not just a western obsession: Beijing really is ramping up diplomatic engagement all over the world.
Podcast with Mauro De Lorenzo The American 05/23/2007
Mauro De Lorenzo explains how China erodes international agencies’ influence in the developing world.