In his forthcoming article for the SAIS Review, Aniket Bhushan writes: “Much of the data we rely on in international affairs and international development research and analysis is fraught with problems, and is so slow that it is almost a historical caricature by the time it is published, barely descriptive about the present, let alone insightful about the future.” Senior Editor Lauren Caldwell argues that the field of international development should embrace real-time data analysis, and reject the lagging indicators that characterize traditional economic development models.
What’s wrong with big data? Is its use causing more mistakes? Professor Mark White discusses the negative implications of the newest trend in research with SAIS Review Assistant Editor Kyle Johnson.
All big ideas face a backlash: big data is no different. This week, we’re exploring common criticisms of the use of big data.
Maritime piracy is a major post-Cold War challenge to U.S. and international security. While the Greater Gulf of Aden represents the face of modern maritime piracy, the threat is larger than just the Puntland region of Somalia and the Bab el-Mandeb waterway. Brandon Prins, Ursula Daxevker, and Amanda Sanford look at the current threats posed by modern-day piracy.
The SAIS Review of International Affairs is now seeking submissions from SAIS students on the topic of Big Data.
The best of the Internet on maritime resources and sovereignty for late December and early January.
On December 9th, the SAIS Review welcomed Caitlyn Antrim, James Bridger, and William Komiss for the “Uncharted Waters: Maritime Security and Resource Challenges” panel in Rome Auditorium.
How can a post-conflict country reinvigorate its economy? SAIS alumnae Stephanie Liu (’12) and Jamie Lee (’13) produced this short segment on Comoros’ private-sector revitalization for the World Bank.
Vanda Felbab-Brown, senior fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, discusses her research on piracy, enforcement and illegal fishing with Assistant Editor Bartholomew Thanhauser.
The best of the Internet on maritime security, ocean resources, and sovereignty for the week of December 2-6.