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Raising Mexico's minimum wage

Aug 27, 2014
A debate has recently emerged regarding the issue of raising Mexico’s minimum wage. Proponents call attention to the fact that the minimum wage is much lower than other countries in Latin America. Others fear an increase in the minimum wage would spark inflation and warn that this debate is used as a distraction from the real issue of increasing productivity.

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Cold War Essay Contest

May 01, 2008

Work Nears Completion on Working Group Book

Apr 30, 2008
The capstone publication of the Working Group on Preventing and Rebuilding Failed States, tentatively titled Talking Through Transitions: Strengthening Leaders' Capacities for State-Building is nearing completion.

Chicago Public Radio's Worldview Presents Weeklong Series on Environment and Conflict

Apr 28, 2008
APRIL 2008—"Environmental War and Peace" Features Interview With ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko

Pakistan's Economic Mess—and Washington's Opportunity

Apr 25, 2008
In recent weeks, food inflation has spread across the globe. However, according to Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman in an April 25 commentary, Pakistani consumers have faced high food costs for months. Increasing food prices, general inflation, and energy shortages have triggered an economic crisis in Pakistan that "threatens to reverse the gains" of last February's elections. Yet the United States, Mr. Kugelman argues, can take steps to help ease Pakistan's economic strife.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.