Between 2001 and 2050, the total costs of caring for veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are estimated to reach between $2.2 and $2.5 trillion—double previous projections. A new working paper from Linda Bilmes explains how high rates of disability, greater outreach and benefit compensation, and more complex medical care have resulted in massive long-term costs.
How do politicians use ideological communication to present a strategic version of themselves to voters? A new article from Justin de Benedictis-Kessner details how this practice extends to local politicians—and how it threatens accountability.
Gordon Hanson writes, “the world may again be on the cusp of significant change in where labor-intensive goods are produced.” His new working paper examines the changing face of manufacturing in East Asia.
“In our view, it is possible to envisage a global order that is largely peaceful and broadly beneficial yet leaves significant room for individual states to pursue their own interests and attend to their own needs.” A new working paper from HKS’ Dani Rodrik and Stephen Walt examines the changing global order—and how to design a new one.