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Get It Right: ‘Latin American Policy’ is a Misnomer

In an increasingly global society, a nation’s need for responsive foreign policy is critical to future success and stability. Amidst the United States’ increasing focus on Asia and the Middle East, the nation’s Latin American foreign policy has not received the focus it enjoyed in the past several decades. Historically, the relationship between the United… Read more »

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Water Infrastructure Improvements: Avoiding the Costs of Delaying Action in the City of Ithaca

Across the United States, the delivery of water services is an important public responsibility for municipalities. From treatment of the water at the source to its delivery to the end user, the proper functioning of these systems is important. Municipal policymakers are ensuring that this natural resource is being handled with a duty of care… Read more »

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Interview: Ilya Espino de Marotta, Executive Vice President, Panama Canal Authority

  The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell Latin America Student Society, and Cornell Policy Review are pleased to present an interview with Engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Program Management at the Panama Canal Authority. Mrs. de Marotta oversees the Panama Canal Authority Engineering and Programs Administration Department, responsible for… Read more »

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The Opportunity Costs of Mexico’s Political Grand Bargain

The Pacto por Mexico: a political grand bargain Political grand bargains are growing rarer in the world. Whether this is attributed to radicalization, polarization, or the “end of power” (due to an increasing number of mobile and independent stakeholders)[i], the fact is that incumbents whose parties do not control a majority in Congress are increasingly… Read more »

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Housing Policy in Silicon Valley

The tech boom has brought incredible wealth to Silicon Valley, but the region also struggles with extreme poverty. The Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that Santa Clara County ranks seventh in the nation for the size of its homeless population, with a count of 7,567 in 2014. The area ranks behind only Los… Read more »

Women of the Gond tribe. (photographed by the author)

Does The Past Drive Marginalized Communities Towards Radicalization?

Last month, the Indian Air Force announced that the MI-17 helicopters it has deployed in Bastar, a district in the southern part of the state of Chhattisgarh, will engage in retaliatory fire against members of the insurgent Naxalite movement so that troops can defend themselves while carrying out rescue operations. Such action can be seen… Read more »

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Constant Crisis: Federal Cybersecurity’s Administrative Failures Highlight Key Policy Challenges

CONSTANT CRISIS Although the White House, and in particular the American military establishment under Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), has attempted to unify a policy framework for a comprehensive cybersecurity plan, persistent administrative failures at the agency and inter-agency level have led to severely compromised computer networks. Since 2005, over 709 breaches have occurred within the public… Read more »

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Financial Inclusion 2020: Can the rest of Africa catch up with Kenya?

Pursuant to its mission of ending poverty, the World Bank Group, in partnership with thirteen other institutions, has set out to achieve universal financial access by the year 2020. This goal has been termed Financial Inclusion 2020 – a goal to provide two billion people in 25 focus countries access to basic financial services by the… Read more »

2000 Feature Photography Pulitzer Prize
REUNION	May 3, 1999
Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2 years old, is passed through the barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at the camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the large Shala family were reunited here after fleeing Prizren in Kosovo during the conflict. . (The grandparents had just crossed the border at Morina). The relatives who just arrived had to stay outside the camp until shelter was available. The next day members of the family had tents inside. The fence was the scene of many reunions. When the peace agreement was signed, they returned to Prizren to find their homes only mildly damaged. There were tears of joy and sadness from the family as the children were passed through the fence, symbolic of the innocence and horror of the conflict.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the (In)humanity of the International Community

“You do not choose to be a refugee; you are forced to be one. You do not leave your home and everything you have because you are seeking a better economic or social opportunity. You leave everything to escape violence, abuse, starvation, and even death”- Fjolla Kondirolli on what it means to be a refugee.

Chinese farmers pouring away milk due to anticipated excess supply of lower-priced and high-quality imported milk. Source: Yap, Chuin-Wei. “Chinese Dump Milk as Prices Fall.” Wall Street Journal. February 19, 2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-dump-milk-as-prices-fall-1424385450

Lifting the EU Milk Quota: Implications for Chinese Markets

On April 1st, 2015, the EU milk quotas came to an end. First introduced in 1984, the milk quota allowed each member of the European Economic Community to produce dairy products up to a set maximum volume. At the time, the supply of dairy goods far outstripped demand, and producers that exceeded specified production volumes were subject to a levy. With the removal of the burdensome levy, EU producers are expected to significantly increase production. Additionally, the recent closure of Russian markets due to trade embargos is forcing EU producers to find alternative buyers for the huge volume of excess milk products. This has serious negative implications for some small-scale Chinese producers.

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    Get It Right: ‘Latin American Policy’ is a Misnomer

    In an increasingly global society, a nation’s need for responsive foreign policy is critical to future success and stability. Amidst the United States’ increasing focus on Asia and the Middle East, the nation’s Latin American foreign policy has not received the focus it enjoyed in the past several decades. Historically, the relationship between the United… Read more »

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    Water Infrastructure Improvements: Avoiding the Costs of Delaying Action in the City of Ithaca

    Across the United States, the delivery of water services is an important public responsibility for municipalities. From treatment of the water at the source to its delivery to the end user, the proper functioning of these systems is important. Municipal policymakers are ensuring that this natural resource is being handled with a duty of care… Read more »

  • PanamaCanalConstruction

    Interview: Ilya Espino de Marotta, Executive Vice President, Panama Canal Authority

      The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell Latin America Student Society, and Cornell Policy Review are pleased to present an interview with Engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Program Management at the Panama Canal Authority. Mrs. de Marotta oversees the Panama Canal Authority Engineering and Programs Administration Department, responsible for… Read more »

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    The Opportunity Costs of Mexico’s Political Grand Bargain

    The Pacto por Mexico: a political grand bargain Political grand bargains are growing rarer in the world. Whether this is attributed to radicalization, polarization, or the “end of power” (due to an increasing number of mobile and independent stakeholders)[i], the fact is that incumbents whose parties do not control a majority in Congress are increasingly… Read more »

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    Housing Policy in Silicon Valley

    The tech boom has brought incredible wealth to Silicon Valley, but the region also struggles with extreme poverty. The Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that Santa Clara County ranks seventh in the nation for the size of its homeless population, with a count of 7,567 in 2014. The area ranks behind only Los… Read more »

  • Women of the Gond tribe. (photographed by the author)

    Does The Past Drive Marginalized Communities Towards Radicalization?

    Last month, the Indian Air Force announced that the MI-17 helicopters it has deployed in Bastar, a district in the southern part of the state of Chhattisgarh, will engage in retaliatory fire against members of the insurgent Naxalite movement so that troops can defend themselves while carrying out rescue operations. Such action can be seen… Read more »

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    Constant Crisis: Federal Cybersecurity’s Administrative Failures Highlight Key Policy Challenges

    CONSTANT CRISIS Although the White House, and in particular the American military establishment under Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), has attempted to unify a policy framework for a comprehensive cybersecurity plan, persistent administrative failures at the agency and inter-agency level have led to severely compromised computer networks. Since 2005, over 709 breaches have occurred within the public… Read more »

  • ibi M pesa

    Financial Inclusion 2020: Can the rest of Africa catch up with Kenya?

    Pursuant to its mission of ending poverty, the World Bank Group, in partnership with thirteen other institutions, has set out to achieve universal financial access by the year 2020. This goal has been termed Financial Inclusion 2020 – a goal to provide two billion people in 25 focus countries access to basic financial services by the… Read more »

  • 2000 Feature Photography Pulitzer Prize
REUNION	May 3, 1999
Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2 years old, is passed through the barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at the camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the large Shala family were reunited here after fleeing Prizren in Kosovo during the conflict. . (The grandparents had just crossed the border at Morina). The relatives who just arrived had to stay outside the camp until shelter was available. The next day members of the family had tents inside. The fence was the scene of many reunions. When the peace agreement was signed, they returned to Prizren to find their homes only mildly damaged. There were tears of joy and sadness from the family as the children were passed through the fence, symbolic of the innocence and horror of the conflict.

    The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the (In)humanity of the International Community

    “You do not choose to be a refugee; you are forced to be one. You do not leave your home and everything you have because you are seeking a better economic or social opportunity. You leave everything to escape violence, abuse, starvation, and even death”- Fjolla Kondirolli on what it means to be a refugee.

  • Chinese farmers pouring away milk due to anticipated excess supply of lower-priced and high-quality imported milk. Source: Yap, Chuin-Wei. “Chinese Dump Milk as Prices Fall.” Wall Street Journal. February 19, 2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-dump-milk-as-prices-fall-1424385450

    Lifting the EU Milk Quota: Implications for Chinese Markets

    On April 1st, 2015, the EU milk quotas came to an end. First introduced in 1984, the milk quota allowed each member of the European Economic Community to produce dairy products up to a set maximum volume. At the time, the supply of dairy goods far outstripped demand, and producers that exceeded specified production volumes were subject to a levy. With the removal of the burdensome levy, EU producers are expected to significantly increase production. Additionally, the recent closure of Russian markets due to trade embargos is forcing EU producers to find alternative buyers for the huge volume of excess milk products. This has serious negative implications for some small-scale Chinese producers.