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The Cycle of Violence: Migration From the Northern Triangle
This report documents the brutal and pervasive abuses suffered by Central American migrants in efforts to seek refuge from gang and state violence, government corruption, social exclusion, and endemic poverty. The cyclical nature of this violence – that is, the tendency of its victims to be caught in a cycle of forced migration, ...
Redefining American Leadership for an Internationalized Era
Not since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 has the international system been so upended. Waves of economic and political populism have threatened the bulwarks of the existing global order and questioned the stability of the institutions that have guided the world ...
Syrian Women and Children: Identifying Gaps and Goals for Reconstruction
The Syrian civil war has grown to be the defining humanitarian crisis of the early 21st century. What began as peaceful protests in 2011 has since evolved into a protracted and bloody conflict, claiming over 400,000 lives1 and triggering the largest refugee exodus since World War Two. Among those affected by the crisis, Syrian ...
Finding Common Ground in the Puget Sound: Tulalip Tribes, Millennials and the Environment
The Jackson School of International Studies Task Force has created a strategic communications plan tied with a digital story with the goal of communicating tribal treaty rights and Tulalip Tribes-led environmental recovery efforts between tribal and non-tribal millennials. The strategic communications plan relies mainly on a ...
Challenges to European Unity: Options for U.S. Policymakers
The United States and Europe have shared a long history of cooperation and mutual interests. They stand united in their commitment to the values such as liberty, democracy, and the preservation of human rights. They are aligned as world leaders, in trade, security, and politics and have formed some of the most powerful ...
Extremist Use of Social Media: Balancing Privacy and National Cybersecurity
Because the realm of cybersecurity is constantly changing, there is a disconnection today between government and industry on the issues of privacy and national security. Industry and government must balance social media usage by activists and ordinary people with extremist and terrorist usage for recruitment and communication ...
Maritime Security on the Asia-Pacific: A Navigational Map for the New U.S. Administration
Maritime security in the Asia-Pacific entails “traditional” security concerns such as naval power, and “non-traditional” security issues such as piracy, climate change and fisheries depletion. This task force evaluates policy options for a comprehensive maritime strategy for U.S. leadership.
Ippen Dron, All of Us Together: A collection of Tools to Address U.S. Nuclear Colonialism in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
We are a group of 19 students in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at The University of Washington. We have dedicated 10 weeks to looking at the many wrongs produced by the U.S. government's nuclear weapons testing program in the Marshall Islands, and how we can best support Marshallese people now in their ...
A New Nuclear Era: The U.S. Role in the Shifting Global Energy Landscape
The U.S. has been the world’s leader in nuclear power since the first civilian reactors began to generate power. Its work in this role for a half-century has been extremely important to the safety and security of nuclear plants everywhere and to non-proliferation efforts as well. This role, however, appears to be declining. ...