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Will Todman on Syria’s War Economy

Will Todman (MAAS’16) explores the development of a war economy in Syria and how it is incentivizing the prolongation of the conflict in his piece published in the Middle East Institute.

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Steven Radelet On Africa’s Rise – Interrupted?

Professor Steven Radelet’s article “Africa’s Rise—Interrupted?” was featured in the June 2016 issue of the IMF’s Quarterly, Finance and Development. Radelet argues that in order for African countries to manage the global slowdown—alongside other growing threats such as climate change—they will need to diversify their economies, increase competitiveness, and further strengthen institutions of governance.

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New Book Says America Losing Its Credibility In The World

Under the Obama administration, America has pulled back from its long-time role of international leadership, and in doing so has antagonized its friends and emboldened its foes, according to a new book by SFS professor Robert Lieber.

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Elzbieta Gozdziak Publishes Book on Trafficked Children

Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States is the first book of its kind to be based on empirical research and focused solely on survivors of child trafficking in the United States, while acknowledging differences in age, gender, and circumstances.

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NATO: A Diplomatic Success Story, almost 70 Years Old

Kelly McFarland, Director of Programs and Research for the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, wishes a happy birthday to NATO in the “ISD Diplomatic Pouch blog,” celebrating the diplomatic creativity and foresight behind the dynamic and adapting organization.

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Abraham Newman on the Principle of Deference

Professor Abraham Newman co-published a paper entitled “Deciding to Defer: The Importance of Fairness in Resolving Transnational Jurisdictional Conflicts” with Cambridge University Press. Newman explores the Principle of Deference and argues for greater acceptance of another state’s exercise of legal authority in managing the conflicts posed by globalization.

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Meet Georgetown’s Holocaust grave hunter

The Washington Post highlighted the work of Father Patrick Desbois, the new holder of the Braman Endowed Professorship of the Practice of the Forensic Study of the Holocaust.

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Michael Green On Leadership Trends in Modern Asia

Professor Michael Green was interviewed by the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs to discuss ‘Makers of Modern Asia,’ the theme of a course he teaches on how leaders affect bilateral and multilateral dynamics in Asia and the U.S.

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GIWPS Releases Report “Private Sector Landscape Analysis of Nigeria: Empowering Women and Girls through Partnerships”

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and Accenture Federal Services released a study examining the effectiveness of private sector initiatives that support women and girls in Nigeria. The report, Private Sector Analysis of Nigeria: Empowering Women and Girls Through Partnerships, also includes recommendations for collaborating that will help strengthen individual programs.