David Edelstein, Associate Professor of International Affairs in the Center for Security Studies, published an essay about the future of great power politics and the potential for conflict as part of a policy roundtable following a Perry World House colloquium. As the U.S. is in relative decline and Russia and China become more assertive, Edelstein says, “the implications are likely to be more competition and, indeed, the possibility of great power war.”
Professor Ken Opalo recently published an article that looks at how institutions constrain presidential power in Africa. Opalo uses original data on the exercise of presidential authority to examine how legislative independence conditions presidential rule making in Kenya.
A new report from Beyond Parallel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies has identified an undeclared North Korean ballistic missile base, Sino-ri. Professor Victor Cha is one of the authors on the report. “While diplomacy is critical, and should be the primary way to resolve the North Korean nuclear problem, any future agreement must take account of all of the operational missile base facilities that are a threat to U.S. and South Korean security,” the report states.
SFS senior Aditya Pande worked with International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists to publish new research on the next energy transition from oil to renewables.
Alexander J. Potcovaru (SFS’18) laid out the precedent behind anticipatory self-defense measures the United States could take against North Korea in an op-ed for Lawfare.
Sciences-Po exchange student Arthur Favereaux’s final paper for Trump’s Foreign Policy class, which was chosen by Professor Daniel Byman to be highlighted on the SFS website.
The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Migration (ISIM) and Center for Contemporary Arab Studies partnered with the International Organization for Migration in Iraq to publish “Access to Durable Solutions Among IDPs in Iraq,” the second installation of a two-part study about challenges and survival strategies of Iraqi IDPs who were displaced by ISIL between January 2014 and December 2015 to the 4 governorates of Baghdad, Basra, Kirkuk, and Sulaymaniyah.
Grappling with the geopolitical realities of a warming Arctic region, Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy recently released a report detailing the far-reaching effects of this phenomenon. “The Arctic is warming at twice the speed of the rest of the world,” the report notes.
This Nasdaq article, detailing the heroism of Pakistani policewoman Suhai Aziz Talpur during a recent attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, references a study performed by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security which ranked Pakistan as the fourth worst country for women. The article uses the study to illustrate the point that strong women such as Talpur, a “potential feminist icon,” are helping to change the perception and role of women in their country.