2013-14 reports and studies that rank the degree of integrity of voting worldwide, providing perspective on America's recent questions over voting, redistricting and campaign-finance laws.
2014 study in the Journal of Contemporary China analyzing state-owned and private Chinese firms in Africa, their characteristics and activities, and their relationship with the government.
2014 selection of research that sheds light on many of the challenges women face in Pakistan and the developing world. Studies look at the role of gender, religion, violence and discrimination.
2013 research in The Lancet synthesizes the findings of major studies on the role of global processed-food conglomerates in the spread of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.
2014 study from Princeton University and the World Bank showing how rising inequality was linked with increased rates of violent crime in Mexico.
2014 study from the World Bank and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, analyzing public health gains by developing nations and weighing evidence of growing inequality on some measures.
2014 report from the United Nations noting general progress but also highlighting a slowdown in the rate of poverty alleviation and development.
2014 selection of videos of academic researchers discussing the long-term impacts of demographic changes, both globally and in the United States.
2014 review of research relevant to the current child migrant crisis in the United States, primarily stemming from Central America.
2014 study from the University of Pennsylvania showing how urbanization can foster economic growth in the developing and developed world.