Politics

by |March 13th, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | March 13, 2017 As a lifelong advocate for development aid for the world’s poor, I am angered by the reported plans of the Trump administration to slash US foreign aid. I know how many children will die or grow up without access to education if President Trump’s proposals are adopted…. read more

Categories: Financing, Policy, Politics

The high costs of abandoning international law

by |March 6th, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | March 6, 2017 Even before Donald Trump put America first, the Republican Party had largely walked away from international treaty law. Now Trump’s “America First” is likely to mean a further denigration of international law and process, to the further detriment of America’s national security and long-term interests. Consider the following… read more

Categories: Policy, Politics

Trump’s foreign policy populism is doomed to fail

by |February 26th, 2017

As featured in the Boston Globe | February 26, 2017 Listen to President Trump describe how he will make America great again. He will deport illegal migrants; cut corporate taxes; build a wall and make Mexico pay. He will punish companies that move jobs abroad; stand up to China’s trade juggernaut; deregulate the economy; and end environmental… read more

Categories: Policy, Politics

Why Millennials Will Reject Trump

by |February 2nd, 2017

As featured on Project Syndicate | February 2, 2017 NEW YORK – The key political divide in the United States is not between parties or states; it is between generations. The millennial generation (those aged 18-35) voted heavily against Donald Trump and will form the backbone of resistance to his policies. Older Americans are divided, but Trump’s… read more