Professor Matthew Kroenig discusses the recent Panama Papers leak, especially in relation to security policy and the upcoming U.S. presidential election on Rudaw, a Kurdish Media Network.
Alumna Robin Levi (SFS ’90) writes in The Huffington Post that first-generation students encounter unique challenges when navigating the college financial aid system.
Professor Shireen Hunter discusses nationalist symbolism and ethnic tensions in the long-frozen and recently reawakened Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the route to a solution, in LobeLog, the foreign policy blog.
Alumna Sheena Gill, SFS’03, was named to the Washington Business Journal’s 2016 class of 40 Under 40 industry leaders in Washington, D.C. Gill is the Vice President and General Counsel at C2 Technologies.
Former Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine, Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, discusses the progress made by the Saudi-led coalition in the civil war in Yemen in the UAE’s The National.
Professor Joanna Lewis, who concentrates in Science, Technology, and International Affairs, comments on the past successes of the China – U.S. energy relationship in transforming global action on topics like climate change in ChinaDaily.
This year’s Nuclear Security Summit convened representatives from around the world in Washington, D.C. to discuss what tangible steps governments can take to keep nuclear materials secure—and out of the hands of terrorists. SFS professors Robert Gallucci, Matthew Kroenig, and Irfan Nooruddin added their voices to the public conversation around the Summit.
Professor Cynthia Schneider explains that if extremists can grasp the importance of erasing culture, historical roots, and identity, then the value of culture in recovering from violence should be more widely accepted in The Huffington Post.
Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, commented on the crucial role Marine security guards play at embassies and managing security risks of diplomatic personnel in the Military Times.
Ann Yang, SFS’16, discusses the ups and downs of starting Misfit Juicery in her sophomore year at Georgetown in Cosmopolitan. She says, “We pitched the idea at Georgetown-sponsored pitch competitions and won about $6,000. That gave us just enough money — and confidence — to start the company.”
Professor Robert Gallucci gives his take on the implications of the current Nuclear Security Summit as a threat to international security.
The Chiefs of Staff for the past three First Ladies, including Georgetown’s Institute of Women, Peace, and Security Director Melanne Verveer, visited Georgetown to discuss the challenges of a role with no job description, no salary, no election and no appointment. The Washington Post covered the event.
Professor John Kline discusses the living wage apparel production model, the lessons pioneer brand Alta Gracia can teach big brands like Nike, and what college student consumers can do to improve worker conditions with Forbes.
Victor Cha, Professor and Director of the Asian Studies Program, commented on the smuggling of USBs filled with news and media into North Korea as a form of dissent.
Professor Irfan Nooruddin explains that the main objective of the Nuclear Security Summit is ensuring non-state actors cannot get access to nuclear supplies on CNBC.
Mark Chernick, professor and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, comments on the significance of ELN, Colombia’s second largest guerrilla rebel group, agreeing to hold peace talks with the Colombia government in the Christian Science Monitor.
Professor Christine Fair discusses Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the pro-ISIS, anti-Christian splinter group of Pakistan’s Taliban responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks in Lahore, as one of many militant groups in the fragmented extremist landscape of Pakistan today.
Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies, discusses the apparent fall of Al Qaeda five years ago, and taking seriously the threat of the ISIS – Al Qaeda merger to come in Foreign Affairs.
Professor Matthew Kroenig discusses what might be the last Nuclear Security Summit, as President Obama will be exiting the Oval Office soon, and the objectives and challenges facing this year’s summit in the Atlantic Council blog.
Professor Jonathan Brown in a letter to the editor of USA Today writes that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, not Islamic scripture, is to blame for the rise of ISIS.
Professor Christine Fair comments on calls for short-term solutions to radical terrorism, explaining why it is important for the U.S. and allies to analyze success stories and apply lessons learned to maintain long-term solutions to defeating terrorist groups in the Christian Science Monitor.
Professor Marwa Daoudy of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies argues for a new perspective in understanding the Syrian conflict, explaining the importance of moving beyond cliches to find a sustainable solution in Syria in Open Democracy.
John Voll, Professor Emeritus of Islamic History in the SFS, comments on deadlock between diplomatic and military forces in the Morocco – Polisario Front conflict in light of Morocco’s recent expulsion of U.N. staff at the Western Sahara mission.
Professor Susan Martin spoke with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security podcast. She described migration as “risk management strategy” that people use to cope with environmental changes.
Professor Matthew Kroenig analyzed Donald Trump’s claim in his speech at AIPEC that Iran would have nuclear weapons as soon as restrictions in the Iran Deal expire. Kroenig explained, “…after the limits expire, it would likely still take Iran between several months and a year or so to have an actual deliverable nuclear weapon.”
Engy Abdelkader, Assistant Director of Georgetown’s Bridge Initiative and adjunct professor at SFS, discussed Islamophobia and how it contributes to terrorist recruitment in Time. “Essentially, Muslim immigrants and minorities who feel “culturally homeless”—an inability to relate to the home or new culture they are in—may be attracted to a group that offers a strong sense of belonging.”
Professor Alan Tidwell discussed New Zealand’s recent referendum on whether to change the national flag in The Christian Science Monitor.
Erik Brattberg (MSFS’13), a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, writes on CNBC that what little is known about Donald Trump’s foreign policy doctrine is radical and should alarm.
Professor Erick Langer was interviewed on normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, which he characterized as irreversible, symbolic, and overall beneficial for stability in the hemisphere. (Interview conducted in Spanish.)
SFS Faculty discuss the recent terrorist attacks by ISIS in Brussels. This is a collection of those stories, which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves.