Human trafficking in Thailand

Alexandra Wolf Inter­na­tional Rela­tions, 12’ Global co-​​​​op in Mae Sai, Thai­land For the last five months I have been working at the Devel­op­ment and Edu­ca­tion Pro­gramme for Daugh­ters and Com­mu­ni­ties … read more »

Postcard from Morocco

Jenn Wilson Class of 2012, majoring in inter­na­tional affairs and phi­los­ophy Par­tic­i­pating in Dia­logue of Civ­i­liza­tions pro­gram in Morocco Our pro­gram here focuses on the his­tory and con­tem­po­rary cul­ture of Morocco. … read more »

3Qs: For Middle East peace, more heat than light

The prospects for peace between Israel and Pales­tine, and U.S. policy on the com­pli­cated issue, cap­tured the world’s atten­tion ear­lier this month, as Pres­i­dent Obama deliv­ered a major speech on the Middle East, fol­lowed by a day­long meeting between the pres­i­dent and Israeli Prime Min­ister Ben­jamin Netanyahu and Netanyahu’s sub­se­quent address to Con­gress. Kim­berly Jones, a fac­ulty asso­ciate in Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, assesses the impact of these developments.

3Qs: Scandal detracts from serious international business

Dominique Strauss-​​Kahn resigned last week as the head of the Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund (IMF) amid alle­ga­tions of sexual assault in New York City — leading to larger ques­tions of how this will affect French pol­i­tics and finan­cial mat­ters across Europe. Natalie Bor­mann, a vis­iting assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, assesses the impli­ca­tions of this sit­u­a­tion and the media cov­erage that followed.