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Why Confusion About Family Planning Terminology Could Be Costing Us Billions

At international institutions, there is always a politically sensitive, if not controversial, nature to discussions of sex, reproduction, and the family. Even so, since 1968, some nations have framed such…

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What is an International Norm? How is it Created and Why Does it Matter?

International debates often center around the concept of “international norms.” The liberal global order is sometimes described as being based on “rules” and “norms.” But what exactly is meant by…

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Lives Saved — Bad Metrics, Bad Faith

Is saving a life the same as averting a death? Not exactly—one involves leaving a survivor, while the other deals with theoretical probabilities. But that subtle distinction has huge implications…

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