Professor Daniel Byman explains the importance of foreign liaison relationships to U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Lawfare blog.
Congratulations to the nine SFS students who received U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships! They will study critical languages abroad this summer, including Punjabi, Persian, Korean, Bangla, Urdu, Arabic, and Russian.
SFS Professor Steven Radelet tackles the question of whether foreign aid is effective in the Brookings Institution’s Future Development blog.
SFS Professor Michael Green analyzed the impact of the election of Moon Jae-in as South Korea’s new president in Korea Joongang Daily.
Georgetown SFS professor Michael David-Fox wins a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for a book project on how the Soviet system and the WWII German occupation regime intertwined in the Smolensk region.
Professor Angela Stent explains that the current White House strategy of excessive praise and criticism of President Putin will not be effective on CNN.
Debora Spar (SFS’84) recently left her post as President of Barnard College to serve as the first female president of New York’s Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. She was interviewed by Town&Country magazine about the new role.
Professor Alan Tidwell, Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies, argues in the New York Daily News that President Trump’s invitation to Filipino President Duterte emboldens a dangerous and violent leader.
Professor Steven Radelet explains that the U.S. uses foreign aid not just for development goals but also for political support abroad, and comments on how the new budget will affect these goals in Foreign Policy.
In an article in Bloomberg, Professor Ariane Tabatabai notes that Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf is emerging as President Hassan Rouhani’s key challenger in the Iranian presidential election.
Professor Ken Opalo noted the differences between present-day localized violence in Kenya and the national-level violence of elections ten years ago in comments for BBC.
Professor Bruce Hoffman discussed developments in aviation-focused terrorist efforts that brought about last month’s ban on laptop ban on certain flights, in an interview with The Cipher.
Alexander Marquardt (SFS’04) will transition from ABC News foreign correspondence to covering domestic and breaking news stories for CNN.
Osama Abi-Mershed, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, overviewed the effect of political issues between Algeria and Morocco on pan-Arabic cooperation to help Syrian refugees in comments for Pacific Standard Magazine.
Dr. Michael David-Fox, Professor of History at Georgetown University, was selected as a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was chosen as one of the fellowship awardees from a group of over 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s 93rd competition.
Dr. John McNeill was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a member of the history subject area. Membership in the Academy is a prestigious honor offered to some of the most accomplished scholars and practitioners worldwide.
GWIPS researchers overviewed the critical roles taken by women as Nepal moves forward from a devastating 2015 earthquake, in a blog post for the Council on Foreign Relations.
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.
SFS Professor Lahra Smith was interviewed on Ufahamu Africa podcast about refugees and migrants in the Horn of Africa.
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.