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Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

A new report led by Rose Gottemoeller on non-strategic nuclear warhead policies in Europe, particulary in light of Russia's changing status in the global nuclear community.
3D mockup cover of APARC's volume 'South Korea's Democracy in Crisis'

South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

A close look at what is driving illiberalism and democratic delcine in today’s Korea, including political polarization, politicization of institutions, societal inequality, education, and social media.
System Error book cover and authors

System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot

A forward-thinking manifesto which reveals how big tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values.

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Working Papers

Shaming, State Power, and Enforcement in the History of Anti-Trafficking Efforts: African Perspectives

Richard Roberts
PHR Working Paper, 2012 June 1, 2012

The central problem in human trafficking since the first global efforts to abolish the slave trade in the late eighteenth century is the persistence of demand for unfree women, children, and men. Women and children have increasingly composed the largest share of trafficked people. Women and children can be forced into a wide range of work—from sex work and domestic labor to farm work and low skilled manufacturing—where their labor and their bodies are exploited by their owners and their clients.

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International Cooperation and Coordination: The European Challenge to Combating and Preventing Human Trafficking

Helga Konrad, Nadejda Marques
PHR Working Paper, 2012 June 1, 2012

Some twelve years after the unveiling of the UN Anti-Trafficking Protocol in 2000, most European countries have sound anti-trafficking legislation. Worldwide, while many countries amend their legislation and policies, they follow practice developed, applied and tested in Western Europe. Some of these practices consider national and international coordination and cooperation for an effective anti-trafficking policy.

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Combating Human Trafficking: The South African Legal Context

Beatri Kruger
PHR Working Paper, 2012 June 1, 2012

South Africa’s international obligation to combat human trafficking in terms of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol) requires the promulgation of comprehensive counter-trafficking legislation. The present counter-trafficking legislative response is fragmented. Transitional anti-trafficking provisions are included in the Children’s Act, which criminalises all types of child trafficking, and in the Sexual Offences Amendment Act, which criminalises sex trafficking.

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Journal Articles

The case of the missing wheat

David Lobell
Environmental Research Letters, 2012 June 1, 2012

In Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself running as fast as she can but not moving anywhere. The Red Queen explains to her 'Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.'

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The Quality of Life and Mortality risk of Elderly People in Rural China: The Role of Family Support

Huijun Liu, Yanzhi Cai, Shuzhuo Li
Asia Health Policy Program working paper # 30, 2012 June 1, 2012

The elderly share of China’s population is projected to grow well beyond the capacity of the nation’s social security system. Meanwhile, family care is being challenged by a decline in fertility and an increase in migration from rural to urban areas. This paper examines the short-, mid-, and long-term effects of family support on elderly well-being in rural China, using four-wave panel data on 1,456 persons aged 60 and above in the Chaohu region of China.

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Commentary

Austerity plus growth: Europe's winning combination?

Roland Benedikter, Jacques Delors, Jürgen Habermas, José Ignacio Torreblanca, Ulrike Guérot
Eurozine, 2012 June 1, 2012
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Policy Briefs

Risk Attitudes Shape National Oil Company Strategies

Mark C. Thurber, David Hults
World Oil, 2012 June 1, 2012
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Journal Articles

Neurotechnology: New Frontiers for European Policy

Roland Benedikter, James Giordano, PhD
European Journal of Government, 2012 June 1, 2012

Dr. Roland Benedikter and Dr James Giordano write for PEN about the possible future implications of neurotechnology and the way in which Europe must evolve to properly welcome this exciting scientific area. 

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Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea

John Everard
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 2012 June 1, 2012

Coverage of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) all too often focuses solely on nuclear proliferation, military parades, and the personality cult around its leaders. As the British ambassador to North Korea, John Everard had the rare experience of living there from 2006, when the DPRK conducted its first nuclear test, to 2008, just before Kim Jong Il’s stroke. While stationed in Pyongyang, Everard’s travels around the DPRK provided him with numerous opportunities to meet and converse with North Koreans.

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Journal Articles

The Utility of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Assessment in Relation to Adult Health

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Rachel Rubinfeld, Jay Bhattacharya, Thomas N. Robinson, Paul H. Wise
Medical Decision Making, 2012 May 29, 2012

Background: High childhood obesity prevalence has raised concerns about future adult health, generating calls for obesity screening of young children. 

Objective: To estimate how well childhood obesity predicts adult obesity and to forecast obesity-related health of future US adults. 

Design: Longitudinal statistical analyses; microsimulations combining multiple data sets. 

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Health-related quality of life as a predictor of mortality among survivors of AKI

Vilija Joyce, Mark W. Smith, Johansen KL, Unruh ML, Siroka AM, O’Connor TZ, Palevsky PM, for the VA/NIH Acute Renal Failure Trial Network
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2012 May 17, 2012
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Commentary

Stop Ignoring Taiwan

Karl Eikenberry
Foreign Policy, 2012 May 17, 2012

In an article for Foreign Policy, Karl Eikenberry makes the case for the United States to invigorate its relations with Taiwan and outlines the work needed to make this a reality and stabilize security in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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India 1960-2010: Structural change, the rural non-farm sector, and the prospects for agriculture

Hans Binswanger-Mkhize
Center on Food Security and the Environment, 2012 May 10, 2012

This paper looks at past and likely future agricultural growth and rural poverty reduction in the context of the overall Indian economy. The growth of India’s economy has accelerated sharply since the late 1980s, but agriculture has not followed suit. Rural population and especially the labor force are continuing to rise rapidly. Meanwhile, rural-urban migration remains slow, primarily because the urban sector is not generating large numbers of jobs in labor-intensive manufacturing.

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Journal Articles

Predictors of emergency department death for patients presenting with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.

MW Mell, RA Callcut, F Bech, Mucio Kit Delgado, K Staudenmayer, DA Spain, Tina Hernandez-Boussard
Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2012 May 3, 2012
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Commentary

The challenge for Hollande

Roland Hsu
Le Monde diplomatique, 2012 May 1, 2012

François Hollande will be France's next president. What does this mean for the country, the euro and a viable Europe?  In an article published in Le Monde Diplomatique, Europe Center Associate Director Roland Hsu writes that in order to address unemployment and government debt, Hollande's administration must first figure out "how to restore trust and win effective cooperation from organized labor, industry, the international investment community, immigrant community leaders, and also the far right."

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Policy Briefs

The China Greentech Report 2012

Alan S. Beebe, Randall S. Hancock, Anders W. Hove, Cina Loarie, Piper Stover, Julien Bédin, Lini Fu, Junda Lin, Jing Wang, Sean Wang, Lixuan Zhou
The China Greentech Initiative, 2012 May 1, 2012

The China Greentech Report 2012, released by the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI), is the third annual update of recent developments in the greentech sector in China. CGTI, founded in 2008, has rapidly grown to become the only Chinese-international collaboration platform of 100+ commercial and policy organizations, focused on identifying, developing and promoting green technology solutions in China. The Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is the supporting organization of the initiative.

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Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Amir Eshel
Suhrkamp Verlag, 2012 May 1, 2012

Bringing together postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Eshel traces a shared trajectory of futurity in world literature. He begins by examining German works of fiction and the debates they spurred over the future character of Germany’s public sphere. Turning to literary works by Jewish-Israeli writers as they revisit Israel’s political birth, he shows how these stories inspired a powerful reconsideration of Israel’s identity. Eshel then discusses post-1989 literature—from Ian McEwan’s Black Dogs to J. M.

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Journal Articles

Content Analysis of Primary and Secondary School Textbooks Regarding Malaria Control: A Multi-Country Study

Daisuke Nonaka, Masamine Jimba, Tetsuya Mizoue, Jun Kobayashi, Irene Ayi, Achini C. Jayatilleke, Sabina Shrestha, Kimiyo Kikuchi, Syed E. Haque, Siyan Yi
PLoS ONE, 2012 May 1, 2012

In tropical settings, malaria education at school is potentially useful, but textbook content related to malaria education has so far received little attention. This study aimed to examine whether school textbooks contain sufficient knowledge and skills to help children in primary and lower secondary schools and their family members to cope with malaria.

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Divided Memories: History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

Daniel C. Sneider
Nippon.com, 2012 May 1, 2012

Japanese textbooks, long a subject of controversy, tend to actually present a dry, unpatriotic account of World War Two, says Daniel C. Sneider in a May 2012 Nippon.com article. A comparative understanding of different textbook descriptions of the war is one way to move toward reconciling this painful historical era.

English-language version

Japanese-language version

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Peacemaker: Twenty Years of Inter-Korean Relations and the North Korean Nuclear Issue

Lim Dong-won
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 2012 May 1, 2012

More than two decades after the cold war ended elsewhere, it continues undiminished on the Korean Peninsula. The division of the Korean nation into competing North and South Korean states and the destructive war that followed constitute one of the great, and still unresolved, tragedies of the twentieth century. Peacemaker is the memoir of Lim Dong-won, former South Korean unification minister and architect of Nobel Peace Prize winner Kim Dae-jung's Sunshine policy toward North Korea.

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Transfer Paths and Academic Performance: The Primary School Merger Program in China

Di Mo, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi, Scott Rozelle, Alexis Medina
International Journal of Educational Development, 2012 May 1, 2012

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, China’s Ministry of Education embarked on an ambitious program of elementary school mergers by shutting down small village schools and opening up larger centralized schools in towns and county seats.

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Policy Briefs

Voting for Change: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of First Elections in Arab Transitions

Ellen Lust
BDC-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions, 2012 May 1, 2012
The first elections after the fall of authoritarian regimes present an important opportunity for both local and international actors to strengthen transitional processes.
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