Tag: International Relations

Duncan Green / Owen Barder – Can aid agencies help systems fix themselves? The implications of complexity for development cooperation

LSE Professor in Practice Duncan Green asks Owen Barder, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and Visiting Professor in Practice, to expand on a lecture delivered to our Masters students in February about complexity and development.

Dictatorships and Middle Eastern ‘Stability’

Supporting dictatorships in the name of stability has become one of the bedrocks of Western foreign policies across the developing world. Yet there is little evidence that this policy is successful in preserving stability and a lot of evidence that foreign support for dictatorships, particularly the petro-dictatorships, just causes more problems in the long-term.