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Government & Politics ·

America and the World Still Need the WTO to Keep Trade and the Global Economy Humming

A quarter-century ago, more than 100 nations agreed to engage in freer trade with one another and signed the declaration that established the World Trade Organization.
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International ·

Brexit Is a Rejection of the Good Friday Agreement for Peace in Northern Ireland

SIS professor Carolyn Gallaher and SPA professor Kimberly Cowell-Meyers examine days of parliamentary debate to learn how British MPs talk about the 'Irish backstop' and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland.
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Benny Gantz and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu

International ·

The Generals Who Challenged Netanyahu Ran a Campaign Largely Devoid of Substance

They wanted to oust Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's election, but the failure of three centrist generals to talk about key issues may have made Netanyahu the apparent winner.
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International ·

Migrants’ Stories: Why They Flee

Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
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Min Jung Kim, PhD Student in SIS

Research ·

Engaging in Research Abroad

James Scott’s "The Art of Not Being Governed" provocative thesis captivated Min Kim's imagination leading her to apply to the SIS Ph.D. program to pursue these ideas for herself.
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International ·

40 Years Later: Iran after the Islamic Revolution

This year marks 40 years since the rise of the Islamic Republic. How have the effects of the Islamic Revolution impacted modern-day Iran?
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Medals for the Special Olympics are placed on a table.

Politics ·

The Trump Administration’s Attempts to Defund the Special Olympics, Explained

The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
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Announcement ·

Stacey Abrams to Kickoff American University’s Commencement 2019 Ceremonies

The 137th Commencement at AU will graduate more than 2,500 students and welcome thousands of guests to Bender Arena on campus.
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Student Life ·

Community of Scholars Pre-college Program Pays Dividends for SIS Undergrads

The Community of Scholars program gives high school students the opportunity to experience a slice of college life and broaden their understanding of international relations.
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International ·

Seventy Years On, Does NATO Still Matter?

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty. We asked SIS professors if NATO still matters, and why.
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