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Supplement to the Summer/Fall 2013 Issue: Terror on the Seas: Assessing the Threat of Modern Day Piracy

Posted: February 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm   /   Development, Economics, Law, Regional, Review Issues, Security, Web Articles

Maritime piracy is a major post-Cold War challenge to U.S. and international security. While the Greater Gulf of Aden represents the face of modern maritime piracy, the threat is larger than just the Puntland region of Somalia and the Bab el-Mandeb waterway. Brandon Prins, Ursula Daxevker, and Amanda Sanford look at the current threats posed by modern-day piracy.

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The Gordian Knot of Illicit Economies, Violent Conflict, Human Security, and Economic Development

Posted: May 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm   /   Development, Economics, From the Editors, Law, Security

On May 9th, the SAIS Review of International Affairs hosted Vanda Felbab-Brown, of the Brookings Institution, for a dynamic and engaging discussion of the illicit economy and how it relates to state-building, governance, and violence.

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Who’s Afraid of the Informal Economy

Posted: April 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm   /   Development, Economics, From the Editors, Review Issues

The Foreign Policy Institute and the SAIS Review of International Affairs hosted a lecture by Robert Neuwirth on March 28th. He discussed the informal
economy as part of an inclusive and equitable development strategy.

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