Keeping up with technology innovation isn’t just hard for consumers; it’s hard for policy makers, too. This week’s GW WonkCast features special guest GW MPP Cory Lancaster who focuses on technology policy to talk about the intersection between technology culture, policy culture, how they’re different, how they’re similar, and how technology has the power to […]

Hope Ajayi, MPA Since May, based on the number of events and fatalities, the Philippines has had the third highest conflict event count in South and Southeast Asia behind India and Pakistan, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). Abu Sayyaf and Maute: Two Jihadist Groups The conflict in the Philippines […]

Shiva Sharma, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Consisting of 21 countries, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) encourages free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The 21 member countries include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam. […]

On Nov. 24, Richard Cordray stepped down as the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), a bureau that protects consumers from financial fraud. This made Deputy Director Leandra English acting director, however President Trump also named Mick Mulvaney as the acting director. An lawsuit by English was overruled by the US District Court for […]

Kelly Straub, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The last two years of SafeTrack maintenance plus decades of fiscal mismanagement have placed a huge strain on the bottom line at the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Due to overlapping jurisdictions between D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, WMATA funding is a budgetary hot potato, as each local […]

Steve Bruns, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Senate Republicans announced that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, heralded as the first potential legislative achievement of the Trump era, will also include a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. Republican lawmakers cite public budgeting and political reasons for repealing the mandate’s tax penalty […]

How is our national security funded? Special guest MPP Amanda Swanson, who focuses on defense policy, joins the GW WonkCast team to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. The NDAA is the vehicle by which Congress funds the Armed Forces. Listen to learn how the NDAA is created each year, […]