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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A woman looks at a figure through a gate.

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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A woman walks in front of a mural in Tehran.

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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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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Students celebrating graduation

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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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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Students jump in the air.

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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The flag of NATO.

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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The flag of the United Kingdom.

International ·

Three Days, Three Key Votes – and No End in Sight for Brexit

Three scholars react to the spectacle, finger-pointing and long-term harms of the stalemate in British Parliament.
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The ocean.

Science ·

Can We Tweak Marine Chemistry to Help Stave Off Climate Change?

Adding industrial chemicals and natural alkaline minerals could slow climate change, but like other geoengineering proposals, it comes with many complex technical and legal challenges.
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