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Killing fields

Authoritarianism breeds violence, and revels in its use as a weapon of fear, division, and terror. The Republican Party in its white supremacy incarnation now holds firm to an absolutist…

Development studies

In Pakistan, many public and private universities have established development studies departments. There may be different views about their courses and programmes. As a development practitioner, I have a fresh…

The uneven playing field

“I DO not have a room of my own or even a corner in a room with a desk that I can use when attending online classes,” a student wrote…

Field Notes From Tharparkar

Field notes from Tharparkar

Three days in Tharparkar reinforce one’s conviction that the empowerment of the region’s women will be the principal catalyst to replace high infant mortality with high standards of mother and…

Elizabeth L. Littlefield: A Profile

Elizabeth L. Littlefield: a profile

Elizabeth L. Littlefield was appointed by President Obama as the President and CEO of OPIC, the US Government's Development Finance Institution. Operating in 105 countries, OPIC manages a $16 billion…

Overusing insecticide

Planting season for corn and soybeans across the US will begin as soon as March in Southern states and then move north. As farmers plant, they will deploy vast quantities…