Dan Byman on Six Bad Options for Syria

Professor Dan Byman discusses the crossroads at which Syria and U.S. foreign policy have found themselves thanks to stalemate in Syria and attacks abroad in The Washington Quarterly.

Bruce Hoffman and Dennis Ross Chosen As Winners Of 2015 Jewish Book Award

Professor Bruce Hoffman and Ambassador Dennis Ross had their books chosen as winners of the 2015 Jewish Book Awards. Hoffman’s book “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle For Israel, 1917-1947” won the prize for Jewish Book of the Year and Ross’s book “Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama” won in the History category.

Erik Voeten on Oil and International Cooperation

Professor Erik Voeten sheds light on uncooperative policies of oil-exporting countries, arguing that the more a country depends on oil exports, the less engaged it will be in international institutions in International Studies Quarterly.

Angela Stent’s Book Named one of Bloomberg’s Best of 2015

Professor and Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies Angela Stent’s most recent book, ‘The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century,’ is listed as one of Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2015.

Bruce Hoffman’s ‘Anonymous Soldiers’ Earns Top Washington Institute Book Prize

Professor Bruce Hoffman’s book “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947,” a behind-the-scenes look at the tumultuous period leading up to the collapse of British colonial rule in Palestine and the establishment of the Jewish state, has been awarded the gold medal in The Washington Institute’s 2015 Book Prize competition, the research organization announced today.

CERES Visiting Researcher: Diana Dumitru

CERES Visiting Researcher Dr. Diana Dumitru has come to CERES to work on a new research project looking at Soviet Jews in the post-WWII era. Although many people are well acquainted with Soviet anti-Semitism, Dr. Dumitru found a lack of scholarship analyzing why relations between the Soviet state and Jews soured post-war. Her research will focus on centralized Soviet policy and its application in Moldova and Ukraine.

Japan 2020 Initiative Student Papers

The SFS Asian Studies Program, in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, launched a pilot program aimed at cultivating the next generation of Asia specialists in the United States with a focus on Japan. Georgetown graduates and undergraduates selected worked on Japan-themed research papers under the guidance of Japan focused faculty including Professors Michael Green and Jordan Sand.