Recent Submissions

  • Managing Large Scale Marine Reserves: Policy Recommendations for the Global Legacy Ocean Campaign 

    Bennett, Kate; Casson, Simon; Keith, Shelby; Liu, Yang; Minge, Emily; Philip, Evan; Pieris, Alex; Pothoven, Meredith; Weigelt, Aila; Muncaster, Felicia; James, Tom; Moses, Lauren (2015)
    Over the course of just a few generations, man has gained for the first time the ability to change the oceans – harnessing technologies that allow intensive marine extraction and dramatically increasing anthropogenic ...
  • From International Supply Chains to Local Consumption: Eliminating Labor Trafficking from all Companies in Washington State 

    Block, Ana Alice; Vielbig, Emma; Zukic, Amela; Koval, Helena; Pollack, Zara; Situ, Irene; Rachko, Westley; Shukurov, Akhmed; Tibebe, Lissan; Nureña, Rocío; Victor, Sydney; Montgomery, Margaret; Burns, Kate; Zhang, Mengwei Cindy; Forsyth, Alison; Priddy, Sarah (2015)
    Recent estimates suggest that there are 21 million people who are victims of human trafficking, forced labor, and slavery around the world. Of those 21 million, private individuals or enterprises exploit 19 million victims; ...
  • Development Derailed: How to Put U.S. Foreign Aid Policy on a Better Track 

    Arbaugh, Philip; Lee, Stacia; Akerblom, Lars Adam; Archer, Kendall; Barcelona, Wendy; Buckner, Lisa; Busch, Brett; Davis, Natalie; Dunn, Jennifer; Jackson, Elizabeth; Johnson, Nicholas; Joseph, Lavina; Kim, Rina; Lake, Devin; Ortiz, Melani; Pieratt, Nathan; Sampson, Stephanie (2015)
    There are three central subdivisions to American foreign policy: diplomacy, defense, and development aid. Both defense and diplomacy are housed in cabinet-level departments – the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department ...
  • Promoting Human Rights and Healing in the Wake of Civil War in El Salvador 

    Kim, Eun Seon (Jessica); Maeda, Kasumi; Larson, Shanna; Fox, Simon; Mahboub, Emma; Solis, Jason; Trujillo-­Lindstrom, Jasper; Einbinder, Nicole; Foster, Sarah; Lee, Vincent (2015)
    During winter quarter of 2015, this task force within the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington set out to document the story of two civil war era massacres in El Salvador; Las ...
  • Managing Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth: Can Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Be Used to Rebuild the Economy? 

    Caetano, Thomas; Caren, Rachel; Bersentes, Ryan; Denga, Patricia; Easter, Adam; Mellinger, Jessica; O'Neill, Devon; Sirotkin, Igor; Smith, Michael Lane; Wan, Xiangjun; Wong, Sara; Yu, Sarah (2015)
    From 2005 to 2009, the US Geological Survey performed a series of remote sensing surveys in Afghanistan in an attempt to quantify the nation’s mineral resource potential. Their findings stand to significantly transform the ...
  • Land and Livelihoods: NGOs, Conflict, and Extraction in Peru 

    Carlson, Olivia; Qiu, Shirley; Batsaikhan, Altantsetseg; Davis, Grant; DeLorenzo, Jordan; Ingalls, Rebekah; Katsiouleris, Andrianna; Martin, Kyle; Moreno, Joe; Nelson, Audrey; Northrup, Andrew; Song, Alex; Tan, Rachel; Templeton, McKenzie; Walsh, Joey (2015)
    Examining the events that occurred over a decade ago in Tambogrande, Piura - notable for its successful community-led revolt against a large mining corporation - allows for retrospection on Oxfam America’s past efforts ...
  • Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 

    Butler, Tiffany; Kaur, Auric; Adams, Robert; Ames, Erica; Bots, Blanka; Capobianco, Lauren; Chrisman, Daniel; Hooper, Sasha; Krebsbach, Kristine; Land, Michael; Lezzi, Ottavia; Morgen, Jacob; Song, Brandon; Tereby, Skye (2015)
    Ever since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, there have been complaints that the Declaration is not culturally sensitive. In 1981, a group of Islamic scholars proposed the Universal Islamic ...
  • Rethinking United States Military Bases in East Asia 

    Fan, Shiling; Golan, Shahar; Guo, Ji; Kaur, Dilpreet; Lim, Helen; Kim, Jaehyung; Kim, Taehee; Knudson, Tyler; Lee, Matthew; Park, Jay-Kwon; Reuben, Aviva; Wang, Kela; Chan, Bridget; Truitt, Jack; Wagnon, Sean; Newman, Zoe (2015)
    Background: Abuses against local populations by US military members stationed in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Okinawa, Japan have complicated regional diplomatic agendas and security relationships. The initial raison ...
  • Playing Chicken with Big Ag: Advocating Regionally Sensitive Food Sovereignty to Address Pandemic Influenza 

    Anderson, Libby; Auster, Michelle; Caster, Tessa; Charoni, Jennifer; Clinkenbeard, Peter; Fitzpatrick, Marina; Larsen, Erin; MacKenzie, Colin; Mayer, Megan; Phan, Linda; Regan, Maeve; Schroeder, Katherine; Theisen, Tarra; Yoshioka, Natsuki; Young, William (2014)
    While a focus on pandemic preparedness is important, it does not address long term solutions to outbreak. In our highly globalized world, massive inequalities shape an environment in which preparedness benefits those of ...
  • End Game: Rethinking the War on Terror 

    Beeders, Jacob; Ceballos, Rutger; Cooper, Magdalena; Heckert, Benjamin; Keeble, Camian; Maniraho, Karen; McLeod, Bevin; Meharry, Adriana; Minkina, Yelizaveta; Qudsi, Jwanah; Jwanah, Zachary; Sidlinger, Gregory; Sirikupt, Chonlawit; Valencia, Fabian; Walker, Simon; Wickstrom, Claire (2014)
    The United States is currently engaged in one the longest and costliest wars in its history. In the thirteen years since the devastating attacks on 9/11, the United States has waged war against al Qaeda and ideology of ...
  • Syria: American Action for a Complex Crisis 

    Anderson, Lily; Bar-Sela, Gil; Bertram, Wanda; Brauer, Kell; Chouery, Alexis; Donato, Rebecca; Eng, Melanie; Gallagher, Patrick; Holmberg, Trenton; Hubbard, Winthrop; Jimenez, Veronica; Lam, Bryan; Maggioncalda, Daniel; Ramshaw, Amanda; Rumpf, Anna; Wang, Annie (2014)
    Though no complex framework is needed to gauge the grave human costs brought about by three years of conflict in Syria, the crisis itself has been driven by a complex of motivations and interests across multiple systemic ...
  • Pathways to Security: Closing Gaps in Protection for Forced Migrants 

    Hernan, Quincy; Johnson, Louisa; Langevin, Clara; Greenberg, Adrienne; Kane, Ann; Bark, Da Som; Charamand, Natalia; DeRitis, Nick; Hur, Jinhee; Jacob, Fatihah; Karstetter, Andrea; Nicolaisen, Fanny; Oppelt, Hailey; Snyder, Martha; Yousuf, Aya (2014)
    This report focuses on three primary themes within the international refugee regime and identifies gaps in protection for Convention as well as non-Convention forced migrants. The first, solidarity, refers to the uneven ...
  • Managing Decline in a Turbulent World: Designing a New Security Strategy for the European Union 

    Eissinger, Naomi; Enos, Philippe; Fenno, Gregory; Firoozi, Yasamine; Golomb, Michael; Guillory, Daniel; Harsch, Rina; Hubbell, Sophie; Klein, Joelle; Muilenburg, Cassandra; Nolan, Shannon; Speckhardt, Anja; Turin Sanchez, Fernando; Yoo, Ji Soo (2014)
    The European Union is at a turning point in its approach vis-à-vis security and international relations. The 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS) laid out a vision for the EU as an important player on the global stage, ...
  • Beyond the Boom: Developing Policy to Advance US Leadership in Shale Oil and Hydraulic Fracturing 

    Coney, Sarah; Stoykova, Nikolina; Swarthout, Kailyn; Ashmore, Allison; Barker-Aderem, Zoe; Gould, Kelly; Gurian, Davita; Kamdani, Syailendra; Nguyen, Khiem; Ouyang, Mengqin; Reeder, Monica; Snyder, Rebecca; Tam, Stephanie; Vyhnanek, Emily; Wang, Chieh-Hsi; Wietecha, Ola (2014)
    The shale oil revolution of the early twenty-first century has placed the United States at one of its most pivotal points in recent history with regards to energy policy. The production boom in 2008 led to an increase ...
  • Zero by 2030: An Evaluation of USAID's Role in Ending Extreme Poverty 

    Aflalo, Vanessa; Altamirano, Yolanda; Backman, Carly; Barbour, Amy Marie; Bazemore, Cole; Campbell, Grace; Capeloto, Sam; Cizek, Blake; Clark, Kelli; Elgabalaway, Nora; Gonzales, Emily; Hamp, Lea; Healow, Stephanie; Novatcheva, Elli; Mwendar, Annah; Smith, Caleb; Warner, Harrison (2014)
    This Task Force report will tackle the immense, but clearly attainable goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030, addressing the ways in which USAID is working to end extreme poverty around the world. Through research ...
  • Negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 

    Galloway, Travis; Garbe, Katherine; Gregory, Joshua; Hoffman, Tucker; Loustau, Justin; Rutherford, Mark; Stack, Daniel; Stevens, Jared; Sun, Wenze; Wambold, Adam; Zollars, Riley (2014)
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union stands to be the largest free trade agreement ever created. The comprehensive trade and ...
  • ақ жол (White Road): Next Steps for US Policy in Greater Central Asia 

    Beck, Rachel; Coppernoll-Houston, Carl; Csibrány, Miklós; Hoang, Kimberly; Kuehl, Alexander Leo; Duggan, Orláith; Khusainov, Danel; Kim, Su Min (Alana); MacDonald, Katherine; Mullen, Patrick; Passmore, Taylor; Robbins, Claire; Roberts, Conor; Wight, Richard (Dusty) (2013)
    Displayed on roadside billboards and monuments across Central Asia are the words “white road” (ақ жол), wishing countrymen and travelers a safe journey as they traverse the vast, harsh terrain. Pronounced “Aq Jol” in Kazakh ...
  • Violent Crime Reduction in Rio de Janeiro 

    Alstrom, Sara; Butterfield, Elise; Chun, Calla; Dow, Bill; Flott, Grace; Gommeaux, Camille; Hansen, Tjos; Hickner, Nate; Kachscovsky, Chloe; Kaui, Kika; Lee, Kevin; O'Meara, John B. F.; Ragueneau, Marine; Reyes, Ramiro; Sarosa, Adi; Hallie, Scott (2013)
    Rio de Janeiro is infamous for violence. In many of the city’s large, informal settlements known as favelas, violent drug gangs have ruled with impunity while corrupt police officers contribute to distrust of formal ...
  • Defense, Diplomacy and Development: Making a 3D Strategy Work in the Great Lakes Region of Africa 

    Barrett, Hunter; Brenton, Tyler; Dadlani, Rebecca; Dedo, Daniel; Donovan-Smith, Orion; Ernst, Sarah; Jackson, Kirk; Keith, Shannon; Louie, Mariah; Parker, Eric; Patel, Sukhie; Ray, Kellen; Sarkis, Jared; Strader, Madison; Stauch, Sarah; Weaver, Emily (2013)
    The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been the site of cyclical violence for years and, as a result, the country has failed to become a developed member of the international community. The International Rescue ...
  • Equatorial North: Centering the Arctic in Global and Local Security 

    Brown, Michael; Cosford, Zoe; Dolph, Hannah; Dubiel, Charlotte; Guard, Charlotte; Ngoc, Ho; Moore, Steven; Shaw, Kevin; Sugarman, Max; Tam, Rachel; VanTulder, Nicolas; Vong, Binh (2013)
    As Canada prepares to chair the Arctic Council (2013-2015) now is both a strategic and essential time to reassess political, economic and social matters pertaining to the Arctic region. Frequently considered a barometer ...

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