Category Foreign Policy

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 […]

GW WonkCast S3E3-2: The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

The Trump administration proposed changes to the J-1 visa exchange program, a non-immigrant cultural and educational exchange visa that allows residents of other countries to travel to the U.S. What impact do cultural exchange programs have and how could this change them? What could this mean for American soft power and national security? Special guest […]

Lives in Limbo: Temporary Protected Status to End for Many in the U.S.

Marissa Esthimer, MPP On Jan. 8, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador in September 2019. TPS is a form of humanitarian relief in which the executive branch grants work authorization and protection from deportation to foreign nationals in the U.S. who cannot […]