Andreas Rasche (Warwick) and Dirk Ulrich Gilbert (Erlangen-Nurnberg): Institutionalizing Global Governance: The Role of the United Nations Global Compact. A largely overlooked change by USAID will have major repercussions for international aid efforts in the future — the gist? USAID no longer has to “buy American”. A review of All Business is Local: Why Place Matters More Than Ever in a Global Virtual World by John Quelch and Katherine Jocz. From Foreign Policy, a special issue on the world economy. In praise of brain drain: Want to help the developing world? Hire away its best minds. A review of Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism by Robert Guest. Who wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Where ancient history meets modern politics: The world's most controversial cultural sites. Is microfinance pushing the world’s poorest even deeper into poverty? Meet Ertharin Cousin, the new head of the World Food Program. The US outlines big plans for UN reform. A look at how the toppling of the Libyan dictator legitimizes R2P Doctrine. A dose of counterintuitive optimism: Charles Kenny is out to prove that things aren't as bad as they seem.

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