Alex Roberds (SFS’18, MAGES’19) arrived at Georgetown as an undergraduate with a long-standing interest in Germany and Russia, and through classes and internships built on this passion. He now studies Russian interference operations and European energy studies through the Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES) accelerated program, in which he completes his undergraduate degree and graduate degree in five years.
In this op-ed published on Real Clear Defense, Eliot Silverberg (MASIA’20) discusses the possibility and potential benefits of a joint counter-terrorism effort between the U.S. and China. According to Silverberg, despite the fact that “Washington and Beijing appear headed for a period of sustained economic competition, the United States should consider developing a combination of economic pressures and incentives to engage China on counter-terrorism operations in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.”
Bruce Hoffman, SFS Professor and terrorism and insurgency expert, contested Vice President Mike Pence’s recent remarks claiming to have defeated the Islamic State. Not only is “defeated” inaccurate, he says, but it suggests “a misunderstanding of terrorism as a phenomenon that can be ‘defeated’ in conventional military terms.”