Alumna Mina Erika Pollmann, SFS’15, breaks down the symbolic and practical meaning behind a negative interest rate and what it will mean for Japanese banks and firms for The Gulf Time.
Joanna Lewis was quoted in a Scientific American article on China’s quickly improving turbine technology and what it means for the U.S.’s position as the world leader in wind energy.
Former Secretary of State and SFS Professor Madeleine Albright discusses widening inequality as a defining challenge of our time, and the moral and economic necessity behind reducing poverty and inequality.
Nadim Rifai, a 2011 GU-Qatar alumnus, developed FitTastic, a portable motion tracker and interactive smartphone application, to blend technology, gaming, and health in an attempt to improve fitness and public health across the Arab region.
Michael Brill, MAAS’16, argues in Foreign Affairs that depictions of Saddam Hussein as the source of ISIS leaders’ radicalization are dangerously misleading.
Professor Erik Voeten discussed why falling oil prices could make the world more peaceful and cooperative in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.
Tessa Poppe, (SSP’15) discussed a group of veterans who are fighting to help troops who were forced out of the military with less-than-honorable discharges due to mental health issues in Task and Purpose.
Sam Skove, SSP’17, discusses economic limits to the Russian military intervention in Syria and Assad’s leverage in UN peace talks thanks to Russian efforts in Newsweek.
William Newton (SFS’95) discussed the exhibit “Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872,” which is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in The Federalist magazine. Gartner was Abraham Lincoln’s favorite photographer.
Professor Matthew Kroenig discusses whether or not Iran will receive the sanctions relief it expects, considering the complicated reality of a market hungry for investment versus the question of future sanctions and Iranian reliability in the Atlantic Council.
Professor Dan Byman and Mark Leon Goldberg (MSFS’08) discuss what seems to be a weakening alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia within a broader conversation about international relations and terrorism in the Middle East on UN Dispatch.
Olivia Enos, MASIA’17, discusses the strategic connections between U.S. national security policies and human rights abuses in North Korea in The National Interest.
John Louis Esposito of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding discusses Islamophobic and right-wing populist tendencies emerging in the U.S. and Europe as a result of radical Islamist groups’ terrorist activities. He was interviewed by Qantara, a German online publication promoting dialogue with the Islamic world.
Professor Victor Cha spoke with Voice of America about why North Korea was not discussed in President Obama’s last State of the Union address.
Professor Colin Kahl, Associate Professor and current National Security Advisor to Vice-President Biden, discussed the Obama Administration’s strategy for the Middle East with the War on the Rocks podcast.
Professor Anthony Clark Arend was interviewed by CCTV America about what’s next for Mexican drug lord “El Chapo Guzman” now that he has been captured.
Elizabeth Kang (SFS’15) is in Bangalore, India on a Fulbright Research grant, where she is exploring early stages of social entrepreneurship and impact investment. Take a look at Kang’s blog with reflections during her nine months in India.
Professors Kathleen McNamara and Erik Voeten were quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education about the evolution of political scientist blogs, particularly The Monkey Cage blog.
Professor Ariane Tabatabai discusses escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia along with their differing priorities in the region, suggesting Yemen as a tool to bring Iranian and Saudi leaders back to the negotiating table in the Lawfare Blog.
Professor Victor Cha and Ambassador Robert Gallucci discussed strategies for stopping North Korea’s nuclear threat in The New York Times.
Shohib Masykur (MSFS’16) discussed how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can disrupt ASEAN economic integration in The Jakarta Post.
North Korea tested a nuclear weapon on January 5, 2016, which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb. Professor Victor Cha offered his thoughts on the situation.
Professor Anthony Clark Arend discussed foreign policy and national security challenges for President Obama’s final year on Voice of America.
Professor Daniel Byman discussed the six faces of the Islamic State for the Lawfare Blog.
A Conversation with Visiting Lecturer Mohammad AlAhmad about his escape from Syria and the welcome he has received at Georgetown.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer emphasized the importance of U.S. assistance to Ukraine as a defense against Russian aggression in U.S. News and World Report.
Professor Abraham Newman discussed the differing approaches to personal data between Europe and the United States in Foreign Affairs.
Professor Bruce Hoffman discussed the global threat posed by ISIS foreign fighters in The National Interest.
Professor Steven Radelet highlights all the development progress made in the last 20 years and analyzes the best way to keep these improvements occurring in Foreign Affairs.
Colin Geraghty, SSP’17, discussed his views on the risks of France’s response to the Paris attacks on the Lawfare Blog.