India: Taxation’s Fatal Neglect?

February 03, 2014

Obsessed with spending, India's UPA has ignored the vital task of expanding the direct tax net. How one-sided has India's conversation on its government finances become. It is all about spending, spending, spending. For the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, of course, elevated...

(Dis)integration: Palestinian Refugees in the Syrian Civil War (Part 1/2)

September 10, 2013

Social and economic gains of Palestinian refugees have changed due to the Syrian conflict. This is the first of a two part series. One of the most potent discourses used to describe events in Syria has been that of social disintegration or fragmentation. The diverse tapestry of ethnic,...

What Immigration Reform Means for Women (Part 2/2)

September 07, 2013

The US immigration system affects women differently from men. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Immigrant women face numerous barriers when it comes to escaping, reporting, and getting help when they face domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking. In addition...

What Immigration Reform Means for Women (Part 1/2)

September 06, 2013

The US immigration system affects women differently from men. This is the first of a two part series. In the summer of 2011, I visited a community organization in Georgia to hear the testimony of immigrant women who had been impacted by anti-immigrant legislation recently enacted in the...

Refugees in Africa’s Great Lakes Region: A Perpetual State of Exile

June 16, 2013

Repatriating refugees in the Great Lakes region often disregards individuals' circumstances, and may even put them at risk. A Refugee Life Jean-Marc is Burundian by nationality, but has never lived in Burundi. In 1976, he was born into exile in Rwanda where he lived as a refugee until...