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ISD Hosts Jeremi Suri on The Impossible Presidency

The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at SFS hosted professor and author Jeremi Suri for a talk about his new book The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office on Friday, September 15, 2017. Suri is Professor of Public Affairs and History and the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin.

Dan Byman on Escalation in Afghanistan

Professor Dan Byman argues in Foreign Affairs that the best option for the United States is to maintain a residual counterterrorism force in Afghanistan, but not re-escalating, as the Trump administration announced it plans to do in August.

Briana Mawby on The Role of Women in Disaster Recovery

Briana Mawby, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Research Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), writes that while disasters often disproportionately affect women due to unequal access to resources, women must also be key players in disaster recovery efforts.

Oriana Skylar Mastro on China’s Evolving North Korea Strategy

Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro published new research surrounding nuanced but significant changes in China’s North Korea strategy. She discusses the new Chinese thinking as well as implications for U.S. policy in a Peace Brief for the United States Institute of Peace.

Dan Byman on Afghanistan: Part II, Against U.S. Involvement

In the finale of a two-part post for the Brookings Lawfare blog, Professor Dan Byman makes a case against continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. In part two, he argues that for diplomatic, financial, and military reasons, Afghanistan will be a failed venture for the U.S.

Dan Byman On Afghanistan: Part I, For U.S. Involvement

Professor Dan Byman makes a case for continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in a two-part post for the Brookings Lawfare blog. In part 1, he argues that the U.S. has a chance of success if leaders limit U.S. objectives regarding terrorism and the Taliban.

Mick Mulvaney (SFS’89) Featured In Annual POLITICO 50 List

SFS alum Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Budget and Management, was featured as number six in POLITICO Magazine’s annual POLITICO 50 List. He discusses the best book he read this year, his feelings about Twitter, and a few policy goals.

DACA Supporters Outside White House

SFS On-Topic: DACA and DREAM Act

The Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy (DACA), an executive order signed by President Obama in June 2012. Over the past five years, nearly 800,000 DACA applications have been accepted, granting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors, often called “Dreamers,” a renewable two-year work permit and deferred deportation.