- A Conversation on Statelessness with Kristy A. Belton
There are over 10 million stateless people around the world, says researcher Kristy A. Belton, with, often, limited access to banking, education, health care, and countless other services. What does this situation look like in the Dominican Republic and Haiti? How can civil society and the world's "citizens" help to address this problem?
- Brazil as an Emerging Environmental Donor
Under the banner of solidarity diplomacy, Brazil is spreading its homegrown development innovations, including biofuel technologies.
- Obama's Tricky Trip to El Salvador
Coming into office, Obama seemed to be in tune with Latin America in terms of economic policy, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations indicate an about-face.
- Interview with Colette Lespinasse on Haiti
Colette Lespinasse discusses pre-existing governance and human rights issues in disaster-stricken Haiti. She addresses the recent earthquake and cholera outbreak, as well as her work with migrants on the Haitian-Dominican border.
- Obama's Grade on Trade: B
Beyond the uncertain fate of trade agreements left over from the Bush years, President Obama has yet to implement the promises for trade reform he made on the campaign trail.
- American Sugar Policy Leaves a Sour Taste
As evidenced by the minor flap last week over the tariff provision that snuck into the American Clean Energy and Security Act, trade decisions are being actively contested by our political leaders. It's critical to scrutinize the new administration as it quietly gears up its agriculture and trade policies.
- More Loraxes, Less Axes
Deforestation accounts for about 20 percent of global warming emissions, making innovative conservation a key factor in any climate strategy.
- Kyle Valenti
Kyle Valenti received a bachelor's degree in international studies from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to his work with Policy Innovations, Kyle is interning at Central American Legal Assistance in Brooklyn.