Category Foreign Policy

On a Need to Know Basis: Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community

Matthew Dotzler, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives New World, Old Problems Since September 2001, the United States has faced a new and dangerous world. America’s enemies struck US soil and the American people found a renewed drive to improve national security. Congress and the President set the Intelligence Community (IC) free to make the world […]

GW WonkCast S3E8-1: Below the Fold: Climate Change in Textbooks, Olympics and Diplomacy, and the EPA and SCOTUS

This Below the Fold covers a debate over whether to discuss climate change in textbooks in Idaho, a recap of what the Olympics meant for U.S. diplomacy, and a dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jessica Blackband moderates joined by co-Host Katherine Lundie and last episode’s special guest MPP Matthew […]

GW WonkCast S3E7-2: Foreign Information Campaigns

Russia is attempting to increase its influence the Middle East through both state-sponsored media and public and private displays of support. What actions is Russia taking and what does it aim to achieve? What does this mean for U.S. and NATO allies in the region? MPP Matthew Dotzler, who focuses on national and foreign security policy, […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-1: Below the Fold: Cuba Diplomats Follow Up, Tax Refund Fraud, and Tuition Aid in D.C.

Diplomats hearing cicadas, tax refund fraud, and potential cuts to a grant for tuition aid for D.C. residents are all on the docket for this week’s Below the Fold. For her Below the Fold, Haley Dunn says American and Canadian diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are suffering from new neurological syndromes. Eli Richman reports that […]

GW WonkCast S3E5-3: Above the Fold: Changes in the Nuclear Defense Strategy

This week on Above the Fold, we’re talking nuclear weapons. Learn about the Department of Defense’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which outlines the U.S. nuclear defense strategy. Hear what’s in the review and what has changed, followed by a discussion on the role nuclear weapons play today. Recorded live at GW’s WRGW radio station, GW WonkCast […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-2: Evolving U.S. Security Priorities

The newly released 2018 National Defense Strategy gives a summary of our changing security objectives and challenges, including a renewed focus on great power competition. To help us unpack the document and what that means, we’re joined by Special Guest Ian Hutchinson, Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs Review produced by the Elliott School of International Affairs at […]

The President in Davos: What Trump’s Visit Means for American Economic Interests

Matthew Dotzler, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The Global Elites The World Economic Forum (WEF), known as Davos, began in 1971. Founded by Professor Klaus Schwab, the forum aimed to redefine how Europe looked at commerce by gathering business leaders from all over the world. According to the WEF, Professor Schwab intended the annual meetings […]