Recent Submissions

  • Confronting the Democratic Deficit in the European Union: The Potential of Europarties 

    Abraha, Salem; Carroll, Delaney; Chen, Tianran; Dewars, Mariella; Gooch, Abigail; Jawort, Andrew; Li, Xinye; Petrie, Isaac; Reisman, Miranda; Samos, Jeremy; Suarez, Daniela (5/15/2020)
    The European Union is a political and economic organization that symbolizes a unique collaboration between sovereign states. Originally confined to six Western European countries, the EU has since engaged in multiple waves ...
  • М.И.С.С.И.Я. (Mission): Mending International Stability and Security Issues with Russia 

    Radnitz, Scott B; ; ; (5/15/2020)
    It is clear that tensions between the United States and Russia have once again escalated to a level similar to where they were during the Cold War. Emerging hostilities within current relations give the appearance of poor ...
  • Explaining Opposition Failure in Japan: Institutions, Party Fragmentation, and the Rural-Urban Divide 

    Greenwood, Rachel; Swanberg, Elizabeth; Lingad, Diego; Roberts, Grace; Kaminaga, Karen; Kim, Mia; Lin, Dorrit; Li, Changyu; Oron, Guy; Yue, Adrian (5/15/2020)
    Japan’s democracy poses a unique question that scholars have been struggling to answer. Japan is a democratic country, and yet the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has ruled the country almost continuously since 1955, despite ...
  • Establishing the Department of Climate Change: In Defense of a Consolidated Federal Climate Effort 

    Cho, Mary; Collins, Gabriel; Hammarstedt, Ella; Hitchcock, Aiden; Nordin, Sabrina Mohd; Pekarske, Katie; Scheer, Ireland; Shaw, Abigail; Smiley, Sarah; Stephens, Hannah; Zhou, Zhouhang (Ash); Zhuk, Alexander (5/15/2020)
    Climate change is the defining crisis of the Anthropocene, and the threat it poses cannot be overstated. The impacts of climate change, both direct and as a result of its capacity for threat amplification, will be felt ...
  • European Defense: Strategic Choices for 2030 

    Munson, Christine; Keaton, Bridget; Do, Lanna; Monahan, John; Baylor, Jack; Tanaka, Claire; Schmidt, Melina; Lin, Alexia; Riddle, Brenton; Mokdad, Arwa; Janeway, Sydney; O'Keefe, Reegan (5/15/2020)
    The rise of great power competition and the erosion of a rules-based order pose a growing threat to Europe’s prosperity and security. Because of this changing environment, the European Union needs to enhance its security ...
  • Towards a Strategic Concept: A NATO Strategy for Eurasia in the 2020s 

    Bennett, Madeline; Boehme, Jacob; Comstock, Annie; Fotheringham, Anna; Kim, Yean; Li, Kaixuan; Robles, Andrew; Sebree, Nathan A; Sherwood, Halley; Slaughter, Micah; Suba, Cali; Wu, Jing (5/15/2020)
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance in crisis, part of a larger, global crisis surrounding the credibility and survival of the American-led world order at a systemic level. NATO was originally ...
  • A MULTI-PERSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A Ghana Case Study 

    Johnson, Lorrin; Schubert, Hannah; Surber, Austin; Hennessey, James; Yardley, Clara; Asplin, Emily; Perez, Ximena; Due‫ñas, Elizabeth Cavillo; Perry, Ricky (5/15/2020)
    Limited access to reliable electricity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is one of the most pressing global dilemmas today. With the incredibly diversifying and growing economy and population of youth, it is critical to address ...
  • The World Wide Race for Artificial Intelligence: A Path Forward for U.S. Policy 

    Bouanna, Julie; Diaz-Valdes, Gabriela; Frizzell, Lauren; Hayes, Travis; Kays, Cassie; Khade, Amodini; Khong, Khoi; Lara, Asia; Lii, Emma; Ring, Harrison; Stromatt, Julia; Sun, Rosie; Lee, Sara; Lima, Victoria Cardoso Furtado; Wang, Jiani (5/15/2020)
    The advent of an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution will result in massive transformation across all sectors of society. AI has the potential to redefine innovation, impacting global labor markets, improving military ...
  • The Right to Sea Ice: Canadian Arctic Policy and Inuit Knowledge 

    Greer, Bonnie; Clarke, Caitlin; Cowan, Claire; Coeuille, Gabi; Chen, Hsin Yi; Bollesen, Johnna; Lu, Kendrick; Boswell, Kimiko; Paltep, Nadene (5/15/2020)
    In Western society, the Arctic region is often reduced to scientific data and its potential economic value in both cooling the globe and extracting natural resources. Since climate change can potentially change current ...
  • Preventing ISIL’s Rebirth Through A Greater Understanding of Radicalization: A Case Study of ISIL Foreign Fighters 

    Casey, Orla; Conrad, Audrey; Fleming, Devon; Hunt, Olympia; Jha, Manisha; Li, Fenyun; Reilly, Hannah; Rogers, Haley; Volkan, Aliye; Wegner, Jaya (5/15/2020)
    Terrorism kills on average 20,000 people every year. Although this is a small percentage of the world’s population, terrorism is a global security issue for every nation. Our report focuses on the rise, recruitment, and ...
  • Partner and Strategic Competitor: Evaluating the EU’s Shifting Relationship with China 

    Chung, Colin; Holton, Olivia; Luo, Yiru; Pierson, Shannon; von Hoosier, Diana; Fliss, Alison (5/15/2020)
    China has risen to become both a prominent competitor and collaborator to the European Union (EU). The EU’s predominant concern in this relationship centers around China’s increasing economic engagement through investment ...
  • Humanitarian Aid under Stress: Assessing the Role of NGOs 

    Bahadory, Azelle; Bodell, Mia; Davis, Katie; Freney, Megan; Laskowski, Emily; Long, Aaron; Miller, India; Pingul, Olivia; Price, Gretchen; Steindorf, Molly; Sullivan, Maya; Wigen, Riley; Zech, Tommy (2019)
    Humanitarian NGOs currently face many challenges that inhibit their ability to deliver aid and place the humanitarian principles under stress. The politicization of aid by both donor and host governments has influenced the ...
  • Opportunities and Challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region 

    Curran, Dylan; Davison, Clay; Gao, Sihan; Kornas, Gabriel; Park, Seongshin; Peng, Kunpei; Quick, Megumi; Sampath, Sanjay; Stolfa, Connor; Stowe, Adrianne; Trindeva, Ava; Van Vleet, Kyle; Zheng, Jiajin (2019)
    This Task Force focuses on three key areas that U.S. policies have to address in order to capitalize on opportunities and meet challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region: 1. Political issues that require the U.S. to increase ...
  • The Future of U.S. Foreign Aid: Comparisons and Recommendations 

    Carandang, John Carlo; Breckheimer, Beatrice; Santoso, Leonard Alden; Eppenauer, Alex; Sangcharoenvanakul, Kunat; Kasman, Caroline; Chen, Kuan-Yu; Gunawan, Nabilla; Person, Danica; Lapham, Elizabeth; Faizi, Saddiqullah; Fiore, Sam (2018)
    Foreign assistance constitutes a key instrument in the United States’ foreign policy, and how the U.S. government provides aid significantly impacts both other donor and recipient countries. The donor countries of primary ...
  • BREXIT: How to Shape Britain’s New Rela-tionship with the European Union 

    Gurwara, Smakshee; Cooley, Aaron; Ferguson, Emily; Catinas, Diana; Nath, Arnav; Dohemann, Jasmine; Zhu, Hayley; Wright, Delanie; Quinn, Scott; Kim, Brian (2018)
    On June 23, 2016 Britain voted to leave the EU, since then the public and government have struggled to understand the implications and formulate a plan for the future. With the formal exit date fast approaching, how the ...
  • Positioning Washington State in the NewSpace Race 

    Arte, Shirshore; Hagen, Eliko; Jiang, Yuchen; Kebede, Sertseluel D.; McGivern, Jack (2018)
    This report highlights the central role Washington state can play in fostering the next generation of space startups as a renowned space hub. The NewSpace industry is estimated to become a trillion-dollar industry by 2030, ...
  • The New State of the News: Confronting Misinformation in the Digital Age 

    Fandel, Natalia; Gaffney, Hannah; Hainline, Quinn; Kessler, Anna; King, Katie-Lynn; Makushenko, Oleksandra; Minteer, Dominique; Takahashi, Alison; Uchiyama, Akira; Wahab, Adil; Yunusov, Asal (2018)
    The circulation of misinformation is nothing new; it has been around for centuries in the form of information manipulation, rumor-spreading, and state-sponsored propaganda. So why now, in the digital age, have we just ...
  • The End of Democracy? Global Trends of Democratic Erosion and Cases of Persistence 

    Nelson, Isabel; Barrett, Brielle; Kriesberg, Ben; Liang, Carey; Babineau, Spencer; Yoshida, Lisa (2019)
    Democracy is not as stable as it once was. Confidence in the democratic system was established in the post-1989 world following the fall of the Soviet Union. However, studies indicate that this confidence has withered over ...
  • The Global Implications of Populism on Democracy 

    Anderson, Dagny; Brown, Isabella; Crowley, Daniel; Frenay, Kai; Mayberry, Amanda; Rusli, Luqman; Stark, Devon; van Kooten, Kayla; A. R. Y. (2018)
    The election of Donald J. Trump as the U.S. President in 2016, Brexit, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France—these are just a few of the recent events that ...
  • Energy and climate change: Nonpartisan policies for the next U.S. President 

    Casey, Liam; Do, Yookyeong (Jenny); Goutzioulis, Geneviève; Kumar, Akshara; Kuo, Shaun; Lawrence, Jenne; McGahern, Thomas; McKenzie, Madisen; Roller, Jillian; Rose, Russell; Singleterry, Annette; Soto, Sofia; Tegelberg, Anna; Werner, Mikayla (2019)
    The world currently stands at a crossroads in terms of its energy future. The two choices laid before us could not be more stark. Either mankind can continue to burn fossil fuels at an astonishing rate and suffer the ...

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