Foreign Policy magazine, in collaboration with the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) project at the College of William & Mary, ranked Georgetown #1 for master’s programs and #4 for undergraduate programs to study international affairs in the 2018 Ivory Tower survey.
Harris explains that China is positioning the challenge the rules-based international order. He alleges that China is using “military modernization, influence operations and predatory economics to coerce neighboring countries to reorder the Indo-Pacific to their advantage.”
SFS Professor Wilder says that Xi’s immediate predecessors lacked the authority necessary to tackle military corruption. However, according to Wilder, “Xi watched everything that Deng did to bring the military to heel after Mao.”
SFS Professor Stent says that concern about the threat of US disruption is waning among defense ministers and military strategists.
SFS Professor Hoffman argues that Al-Qaida has deliberately stayed in the shadow of ISIS, is still contesting almost half of Afghanistan, and is still capable of carrying out attacks in the West.
Maj. Chris Mercado (SSP’16) is one of the co-founders of Objective Zero, an app that aims to help prevent veteran suicide. While at Georgetown, he teamed up with some of his classmates to find a way to address the issue.
The White House announced that it plans to nominate Harry B. Harris Jr. (SSP ’94) to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Australia. Harris is a Naval officer who currently serves as the 24th commander of U.S. Pacific Command.
Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang for a summit. Professor Dennis Wilder tells Voice of America that Moon should only accept the invitation if Pyongyang agrees to discuss denuclearization with Washington.
The White House has signaled that the 2019 federal budget, which will be released this week, will call for for foreign aid to be tied to how countries vote in the United Nations. Professor Eric Voeten tells The Washington Post that it’s not clear whether this policy will change votes.