Professor Kelly McFarland and Vanessa Lide of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog about the potential effects of climate change on human security. In the piece, they summarize key findings of a recent ISD report on the subject.
Tensions are on the rise between the United States, its ally South Korea, and North Korea. In light of the intensified tenor of the situation on the Korean peninsula, faculty and students in the School of Foreign Service have weighed in on the foreign policy debate and provided analysis.
Abdullah Al-Arian, a history professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, was interviewed for an North Country Public Radio story about the modern dating culture of young Muslims. In the article, he explains how the idea of courtship has been present in Muslim societies for centuries.
Professor Dan Nexon compares Trump’s unpredictability to Nixon’s “mad man theory,” arguing that unpredictability is not a strength for the Trump administration but rather a recipe for instability, and confusion in Foreign Policy.
Professor Marko Klašnja highlighted the parallel relationship between voters’ political awareness and their discomfort with corruption scandals associated with candidates in research for LSE’s American Politics and Policy Blog.
Rev. Patrick Desbois speaks at the opening of the traveling “Holocaust By Bullets” exhibit in Milwaukee, WI, documenting sites where Jews were executed by Nazi mobile-killing units in Eastern Europe.
In an op-ed in Foreign Affairs, Professor Matthew Kroenig writes that critics of the Trump administration’s foreign policy thus far have failed to give credit where credit is due.
The Atlantic surveyed numerous experts to gain their opinion of what was the most significant environmental catastrophe of all time. Professor John McNeill responded that it was the deliberate rupture of the dikes on China’s Yellow River in 1938.
In an op-ed in The Diplomat, graduate student Jonathan Corrado (MASIA’17) explores whether marketization in North Korea would threaten Kim Jong-un’s hold on power or provide the regime with another tool to oppress the people.
In an op-ed in The National Interest, Annie Kowalewski (SSP’18) writes that the United States must prioritize modernizing its capabilities to meet new types of threats, rather than merely investing in increasing the size of their forces. In doing so, they should look to China’s People’s Liberation Army as an example.
Professor Colin Kahl discussed President Trump’s recent position changes issues on NATO, China, Syria and Russia on MSNBC.
Professor Daniel Neep was interviewed by The Intercept about the Trump administration’s recent policy shifts and actions in Syria, expressing his concern about the lack of foresight and foreign policy expertise going into these decisions.
Jon Ossoff (SFS’09), a Democrat running for Congress in a traditionally Republican district of Georgia, was featured in a Cosmopolitan story about his candidacy and the unique nature of this election.
As reported in The Jewish Chronicle, Professor Ross Harrison delivered a talk entitled “The Syrian Conflict Today: What it means for the Middle East and beyond,” for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh just hours after a deadly chemical weapon attack killed at least 70 people and wounded at least 300 in the rebel-held province of Idlib.
In an article in TheVillagesSuntimes, Professor Robert Gallucci, who was with the Clinton administration in 1994 when it considered striking North Korea, noted that the U.S. would have to spend months preparing its allies before taking any military action against North Korea.
The Cipher Brief spoke with counterterrorism expert Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Security Studies Program, about the objectives and larger impacts of the U.S. airstrike targeting ISIS in Afghanistan.
The U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airbase on April 6, 2017 in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on civilians has put intensified attention on the state of the U.S.-Russia relationship during the Trump Administration. SFS Professor Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, is an expert on this relationship and her analysis has been in great demand by U.S. and international media.
On April 4, 2017, evidence emerged that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons on civilians in the town of Khan Shaykhun, Syria. In response, on April 6, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase. SFS faculty offered their thoughts on the implications of this series of events.
Professor Mehran Kamrava, Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, was interviewed by Bloomberg about former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s decision to enter into next month’s Presidential race in Iran.
Professor Ariane Tabatabai was interviewed by Al Jazeera about the upcoming presidential election in Iran and the likelihood of President Rouhani being re-elected.
The Hoya covered six Georgetown students’ trip to Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to observe the campaign process in a hotly contested special election, where SFS alum Jon Ossoff (SFS’09) is running as a Democrat to fill the seat.
Professor Ariane Tabatabai explains that despite the US and UN lifting sanctions in accordance with Iranian compliance to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian economy is not seeing the economic growth Iran’s leadership hoped for.
Professor Colin Kahl, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden and Deputy Assistant to President Obama, appeared on CBS News to discuss Trump’s recent actions in the Middle East along with their implications for broader U.S. strategies.
Professor Tamara Sonn overviewed the evolution of the political and cultural role of youth in Iran, among other issues, as part of a conference at William and Mary’s Reeves Center for International Studies.
Professor Dennis Wilder (MSFS’79), senior fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown and former special assistant to President George W. Bush, recently appeared on The ABC’s Lateline program to discuss America’s plans to confront North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.
Professor Cynthia Schneider commented on the unifying power of the arts and culture in diplomacy and other areas of international interaction at Abu Dhabi’s 2017 Culture Summit.
Professor Michael Green laid out the parameters of U.S., Chinese, and Japanese interest in reunification of the Korean peninsula in an op-ed for Korea JoongAng Daily.
Professor Oriano Skyler Mastro participated in a panel of experts analyzing the China-U.S. relationship in the context of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States on CGTN.
Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani’s (SFS’13) Institute of Arab and Islamic Art (IAIA) will seek to challenge stereotypes and expand exposure, explains Doha News.
Professor Colin Kahl outlined the potential pitfalls of continued use of force in Syria, including the possibility of direct military conflict with Russia, in an op-ed for the Washington Post.