The Evolving Architecture of International Law
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: Unforeseen Successes and Foreseeable Shortcomings
The Hague Tribunal has risen to new prominence since the arrest of Slobodan Milosevic, yet many Balkan crimes go unpunished because the court has failed to influence the judicial systems of the region.
On the Need for an International Civil Court
The lesson from state practice in international human rights law is clear: individuals need the means to enforce and protect their own rights. The answer is an international civil court.
The Global Antitrust Explosion: Safeguarding Trade and Commerce or Runaway Regulation?
The eruption of antitrust law worldwide has imposed order-of-magnitude increases in the cost, uncertainty, and complexity of legal compliance. If allowed to continue unchecked, a tidal wave of antitrust constraints will swamp businesses.
A New Era of Development?
The Bottleneck is at the Top of the Bottle
Can information and communications technologies force governments to become more accountable to citizens’ broader priorities? Yes, they can—and they can transform a nation’s political and economic landscape in the process.
Prosperity is a Nation's Choice: Seven Things the Government and Private Sector Can Do
Governments and the private sector in developing countries must work together to develop a competitive environment which builds trust, justice, and human capital. Fairbanks charts the way ahead.
The State, Minorities, and Dilemmas of Development in Contemporary China
While the Chinese government's human rights practices certainly deserve criticism, the contemporary Chinese leadership has demonstrated tolerance, and even active support, for the reestablishment and resurgence of many minority cultural practices and institutions.
The Lotus Files: The Emergence of Technology Entrepreneurship in China and India
Technology entrepreneurship in the world’s two most populous countries is just emerging, but both nations will soon develop into global technology competitors. The Indian and Chinese Diasporas will act as the catalysts behind this development.
The Durban Racism Conference Revisited
The World Conference Against Racism: Through a Wider Lens
The World Conference against Racism (WCAR) last September broke new ground in confronting racism worldwide, writes the Executive Director of the International Human Rights Law Group. In response to a piece by U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos in the previous issue of The Fletcher Forum, McDougall argues that there was much more to the WCAR than Congressman Lantos noted.
Romania: Don't Bet Against It
How is Romania doing? Better than you have heard, writes the former U.S. ambassador to the country. It is a message that European and American policy makers should consider as NATO and the European Union gear up for new rounds of expansion.
Romanian Economic Reform: Sustaining the Momentum
Romania is showing promising signs of breaking away from its legacy of erratic economic management during the 1990s, writes the head of the World Bank office in Romania.
Issues and Policy
Civil Society in Russia: Bearing the Unbearable in the Name of the State
The Russian government was suspiciously incapable of acting against the terrorists who carried out a series of bombings in the country in September 1999. Just as disturbing is the fact that Russian society does not seem to care.
Czech Banking in the 1990s: What Went Wrong?
Structural weaknesses plagued the Czech economy and banking system in the mid-1990s, leading to an economic and political crisis in 1997. Woolman outlines the architecture of flawed post-communist reforms and the Czech Republic's efforts to reform the system once again.
Proving the Value of Environmental Management Systems
Environmental management systems are a powerful way to mainstream environmental thinking in corporate decision-making.
Indonesia: Out of One, Many?
The inexorable movement toward democracy in Indonesia is threatening the country's territorial integrity. As people become less willing to follow central government orders in the post-Soeharto era, the desire to escape government interference grows.
Information Warfare and War Powers: Keeping the Constitutional Balance
Continued advances in technology and a corresponding capacity for information warfare have raised serious questions regarding the U.S. Constitution. Congress must address these issues to maintain the governmental balance of power embodied in the War Powers Act.