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Dr. Rabasa makes some excellent points in his recent article regarding the affective, ideological and pragmatic components of exiting terrorism. Indeed, as he points out, the trajectories into violent extremism are often different than those off the terrorism trajectory—and both pathways are highly [...]
Continue reading Terrorist Disengagement: A Response to Dr. Angel M. Rabasa by Anne Speckhard
Read Troy’s original article: The Catholic Church: An Underestimated and Necessary Actor in International Affairs
In the winter of 2008, Jodok Troy analyzed the role of the Catholic Church (“the Church”) in international affairs. His argument is twofold. First, he discusses the normative values of the Papacy, and claims that it is a powerful [...]
Continue reading Catholic Power: Revisiting Jodok Troy by Nick Fedyk
Read Arabinda and Amitav Acharya’s piece here
In the Georgetown Journal’s 2001 winter issue, Arabinda Acharya and Amitav Acharya co-authored a piece reviewing security issues in a nuclear South Asia- particularly analyzing India’s nuclear doctrine and its repercussions on non-proliferation goals. India and its neighbor/rival Pakistan had become openly nuclear in 1998 [...]
Continue reading The Journal Revisited: Shadow over the Subcontinent by Sumitha Kutty
In the GJIA Summer/Fall 2011 issue ,Shadi Hamid’s article, “An Unfinished Revolution,” predicted a difficult transition for Egypt as it shifted from dictatorship to a democracy.
Continue reading The Journal Revisited: A New Direction for US-Egyptian Relations by Lucas Chan
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, tours the Sultan Hassan Mosque with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, June 4, 2009. Photo by AP/Gerald Herbert.
Read Smith’s Original Piece “The Hard Road Back to Soft Power”
In the Winter/Spring 2007 edition of GJIA Pamela Hyde Smith, former US ambassador [...]
Continue reading The Journal Revisited: A Rocky Road for US Public Diplomacy
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In 2000, Frank Lavin discussed the role of public opinion in shaping foreign policy. Lavin offers two contrasting schools of thought on the matter. The consequentialist school holds that “only the practical effects of actions matter in foreign policy. Foreign policy must concentrate on achieving goals not advocating [...]
Continue reading The Public and Foreign Policy: Revisiting Frank Lavin
Read Waltz’s original piece: Is Kenneth Waltz Still M.A.D. About Nukes?
In the winter of 2000, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs interviewed Kenneth Waltz, the founder of structural realism. Waltz’s opinions on nuclear weapons are noteworthy, as he has long insisted that nuclear proliferation can help create peace. Describing the conflict between [...]
Continue reading Rationality and Nuclear Weapons: Revisiting Kenneth Waltz by Gideon Hanft