Category Foreign Policy

Navigating the Aftermath of the Muslim Ban: Policy Implications and the No Ban Act

Niloofar Asgari, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives While campaigning for the presidency, then-candidate Donald Trump made a promise that he would ban Muslims from coming to the U.S. In a quest to keep his promise, President Trump signed two executive orders and one presidential proclamation to form what is collectively referred to as the Muslim Ban, drawing […]

The Future of Nuclear Weapons in the U.S.

Sydney Hamilton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Since the end of the Cold War, an uneasy peace has settled between the US and Russia, thanks in no small part to a variety of nuclear weapons treaties. These treaties are imperfect, but they have arguably served their purpose: stopping the world from descending into nuclear war. […]

Tik-Tok Could be the Final Straw for Washington: Protecting Americans’ Data on Foreign-Owned Apps

Madison Grady, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives When you download an app onto your phone, do you check to see who created the app, or who owns it? Whether the company is American, Russian, or Chinese? When you create an account, do you carefully review the terms and conditions? Are you thinking about who is […]

USMCA Attempts To Expand Internet Immunity Provisions To Other Countries

Madison Grady, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives When President Bill Clinton signed the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law in 1993, the World Wide Web had just been placed in the public domain, the first web browser Mosaic 1.0 was released, and the iPhone was still 15 years away. The digital sphere was still […]

GW WonkCast S4E3: Below the Fold: Conflict at the U.S.-Mexico Border and Implications for Immigration Policy

Join co-hosts Gabe Moss and Nathalie Grogan for an in-depth Below the Fold focused on the nuances and impacts of recent events developing at the U.S.-Mexico border. See the sources:  Immigration Experts: Tear Gas Has Been Used at the Border for Years, But Never on Children. Roll Call Asylum in the United States. American Immigration […]

What the Caspian Sea’s New Legal Status Could Mean for Global Security

Ethan Steakley, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest landlocked body of water and its fourth largest oil and natural gas reserve. In August 2018, after more than two decades of legal dispute, the five nations with Caspian coastline signed the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian […]

Measuring Migrant Happiness: The 2018 World Happiness Report and Implications for Public Policy

Lena Nour, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Many Americans consider the pursuit of happiness an unalienable right and one of our nation’s founding freedoms. In 2012, the United Nations Sustainable Development Program developed the World Happiness Report (WHR), an annual report examining overall happiness and social well-being in 156 countries around the world. This […]