Law and Institutions

The Dark Side of the Boom: As China’s Economy Grows, Evictions and Land Grabs Rise With It

December 28, 2014 by Victor Clemens
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While China’s rapid economic growth has benefited many, millions also have been left behind by unequal wealth distribution, opaque financial deals, widespread corruption, and lack of independent channels for accountability.

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Japan Needs a Hate Speech Law

December 18, 2014 by Erik Bleich
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Even though the Japanese Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling against a group of Zaitokukai activists who were inciting racial hatred, when compared to most other liberal democracies, Japan lacks a well-established law that can be used to punish aggressive racist speech targeting vulnerable members of society. Japan needs a new law now.

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The Future of the IAEA: A Conversation with Laura Rockwood

November 28, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Laura Rockwood discusses the future of the International Atomic Energy Agency in addressing nuclear weapons nonproliferation and her twenty-seven years of experience working with the organization.

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NATO’s Intervention in Libya, Three Years On: Success or Failure?

November 26, 2014 by Raphael Mimoun
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While many believed that the death of Muammar Gadhafi would end eight months of bloody fighting in Libya’s civil war, it instead marked the prelude to the country’s disintegration—disintegration that Western powers have largely been responsible for.

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