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    • Show Me the Money: Achieving Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights through Government Budgets 

      Bachenberg, Kelsey; Bhojani, Alizeh; Casey, Elisa; Choe, Youjin; Dhami, Manmeet; Dodson, Cammie; Fellerman, Julian; Goswamy, Neena; Hastings, Thayer; Hess, Kristen; Joswiak, Naomi; Lopez, Giselle; Meigs, Jeff; Patel, Akshika; Riley, Brittney; Sternberg, Emilia; Tillman, Cassie; Van Houten, Sarah (2011)
      This Task Force focuses on examining and elaborating on the possibilities of implementation of three specific obligations outlined in Article 2 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) ...
    • Treasures of the Caspian: The Coming Struggle for Energy East and West 

      Bonning, Brittany; Cherny, Igor; DeMartino, Ellie; Erickson, Alicia; Gebhart, Genevieve; Isaacson, Mara; Lee, Wing Chung (Alex); Nelson, Laura; Pace, Lauren; Rock, Lauren; Su, Martin; Teagarden, Kathryn; Wong, Sarah; Yip, Hiu Yan (Jessica); Yonev, Dean (2012)
      For nearly two thousand years, oil and gas have flowed in the imaginations of those who have come to the Caspian Sea region. When Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road to the city of Baku in 1264, he found “a fountain from ...
    • “Arm the Fish!”: Addressing the Global Challenges of Marine Protected Areas 

      Espino, Antonio; Gilbert, Carolyn; Berner, Christena; Dacuan, Dustin; Pearson, Kenna; Rowland, Kevin; Fitzgerald, Matthew; Lee, Gee; Cook, Brittany; Cook, Elizabeth; Petru, Erica; Slouber, Kristen; Rickel, Genesee (2012)
      Marine Protected Areas” declare specific marine spaces subject to unique legal protection, and currently serve as the most comprehensive approach to ecosystem conservation. In this report, MPAs have been categorized into ...
    • The Challenge of Piracy off the Horn of Africa: U.S. Policy in Dealing With Criminal Elements and Dangerous Non-State Actors 

      Block, Natalie; Brehmer, H. Jacqueline; Bullock, Ashley; Chang, Steven; Davis-Roberti, Brittany; Eckhardt, Karl; Eden, Luke; Gerber, Zachary; Graves, Lauren; La Boon, David; Lee, Seung Hee; Maskal, Erika; Stromme, Emily; Udomsrirungruang, Nacha [Poi]; Valladares, Andrijana; Wheeler, Jeff (2012)
      In the failed state of Somalia, piracy is increasing at an alarming rate, impacting all nations that engage in trade or travel in the region. In 2011, Somali pirates attacked 122 vessels and successfully hijacked 28. Since ...
    • Review of Best Practices for Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: Recommendations for GIFT 

      Araki, Laura; Beekma, Iara; Delsman, Arianna; Eddy, Tom; Emad, Kamran; Ha, Walter; Hakoyama, Ayana; Hampton, Sam; Jung, David; Lin, Ulysses; Novosyolova, Anastasia; Park, Zena; Serizawa, Sarah; Van, Amy (2012)
      This report is divided into three sections, each offering findings and recommendations derived from an extensive and comparative MSI case study analysis and from the broader literature. The first section provides a framework ...
    • Citizen Security in El Salvador: Improving the Effectiveness of International Aid 

      Davis, Ashley; Fenimore, Kate; Fiedler, Dan; Greenstein, Janey; Hsu, Sherrie; Manuchehri, Mina; McKeon, Katherine; Phillips, Emily; Virtue, Alyssa; Walton, Katherine (2012)
      This policy report examines the ways in which the international aid community can better support the citizen security needs of the Central American people. El Salvador serves as an appropriate case study in this context, ...
    • Food Matters: U.S. Food Policy for the 21st Century 

      Alongi, Talia; Campbell, Heather; DeVaux, Dominique; Kauffman, Charles; Lönnberg-Hickling, Lea; MacKenzie, Madison; Moulton, Lindsey; Nguyen, Grant; Osegueda, Caitlin; Pollack, Alex; Sepler, Robert; Thapa, Raksha; Vrooman, Robert; Zemanek, Jillian; Zieske, Jillian (2012)
      Global food security today is on uncertain ground, with countries, organizations, and individuals still scrambling to respond to the 2007-08 food crisis. Global attention has been fixed on looming structural challenges ...
    • Defense, Deficits, and Deployments: The Future of U.S. Military Policy 

      Beckett, Mike; Beers, Jessica; Emsky, Tyler; Hollenbeck, Dan; Johnsen, Gregory; Kaehler, Stefan; Kang, Jennifer; Laramie, Jordan; Nicks, Erika; Quint, Mark; Sweetser, Marcus; Thomas, Zhenni; White, Andrew; Winnie, Meagan (2012)
      America’s economic strength and military might go hand in hand. Each is indispensable to the other. Thus, in times such as the present when America’s deteriorating fiscal position requires swift and reasoned attention, it ...
    • Refining REDD+ in Indonesia: Policy Recommendations for Increasing Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity 

      Anderson, Nathan; Apfel, Henry; Boone, Sarah; Halimuddin, Sandi; Hartato, Emir; Kristanti, Yeni; Lissandhi, Ayu Nova; Moore, Jared; Piskorskaya, Nataliya; Ratri, Sari Damar; Sari, Nety Riana; Utama, Rahardhika Arista; Simons, Lucas; Young, Kristi (2012)
      Indonesia is the third largest green house gas emitter in the world with much of these emissions attributed to large scale deforestation. The government has recognized the role that deforestation is playing in contributing ...
    • Building a Better Democracy: Electoral Reform in Washington State 

      Aiba, Satomi; Farley, Alex; Fujimura, Jonathan Genki; Houck, Katey; Jones, Philip; Krawiecki, Heather; Schlieps, Derek (2012)
      Democracies are neither all the same nor are they static. Democracy must necessarily change to improve upon previous failures in an effort to reach the ideal. Washington State is no stranger to this process, having eliminated ...
    • Can NATO React to the Arab Spring? Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law 

      Banel, Andrea; Cortes, Armando; Jacobson, Alice; Lustig, Jake; Mantchev, Pavel; McAllister, Morgan; Miller, Kelsey; Moore, Margaret; Ramoin, Francis; Singh, Alyson; Suh, Hae; Surface, Josiah; Thomas-Nadler, Samantha; Zhang, Jasmine (2012)
      The Arab Spring brought a regional paradigm shift in which human dignity and participatory involvement in the political process became the demands of the masses. As long-standing dictators began to fall, NATO was and ...
    • 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 ...
    • The International Criminal Court: Confronting challenges on the path to justice 

      Al-Fatatry, Eslam; Bray, Ally; Butters, Julie; Cho, Eunbi; Ferguson, Allie; Gilchrist, Ryan; Henshaw, Katie; Lee, Rebecca; Lin, Lummy; Marriott, Thea; Madison, Miller; Murdoch, Erika; Nunan, Heather; Nyland, Emma; Shay, Lily; Widjaya, Regina (2013)
      Since the Rome Statute entered into force in 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) has encountered many challenges, undermining its legitimacy and credibility in the international community. This report ...
    • 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 ...
    • U.S. — Burma Relations: Peace, Stability and the Transition to Democracy 

      Davis, Emily; Fish, Ariella; Jones, Brennan; Kawatani, Matthew; Kennel, Rebekah; Kronebusch, L.L.; Lee, Benjamin C.; Lee, Stephen; Peterson, Carl; Ridley, Devon; Siegel, David; Smith, Trevor; Taylor, Carl (2013)
      Burma will define the Obama Administration’s foreign policy legacy. Political change in Burma, once unimaginable, is now a bright reality with burgeoning prospects for the future. The ongoing rapprochement between Washington ...
    • 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 ...
    • Empowering European Citizens: Challenges and the Road Ahead 

      Bauer, Kaitlyn; Carrizosa Peralta, Michelle; Edmiston, Paige; Faoro, Kate; Gyatso, Pema; Kantonen, Sarah; Kean, Annie; Klein, Janina; Lee, Josh; Loh, Stephanie; Lui, Peony; McKee, Lea; Merrick, Delaney; Smith, Lee; Talant, Dana; Walker, Alex; Wright, Stephanie (2013)
      The European Union makes frequent international headlines: the Eurozone crisis, environmental progress, and accession negotiations with Turkey are just some recent topics. However, what rarely makes headline news is the ...
    • The Promotion of First Amendment Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy 

      Albert, John; Bomber, Benjamin; Cohenca, Yair; Erickson, Nancy; Ghoreishi, Shahed; Ma, Emily; Metcalf, Ashley; Morrow-Okon, Meredith; Paukstis, Hannah; Peña, Erin; Schaumberg, Maya; Seabrook, Dena; Vazquez, Edgar; Yang, Austin; Zhu, Crystal (2013)
      In order to highlight the necessity of promoting First Amendment rights guaranteed in the United States Constitution as part of foreign policy committed to democratic advancement abroad, our Task Force has created the ...
    • Beyond The Reset: Forging a New Dynamic in U.S. – Russia Relations 

      Baunach, Leo; Campbell, Madison; Cohen, Mariella; Day, Erik; Deeny, Patrick; Erickson, Alexa; Fearey, Luke; Freedman, Samuel; Khalturina, Ksenia; MacDonald, Anna; Petrov, Konstantin; Price, Lauren; Rayl, Erin; Tyne, Dylan; Warden, Emily (2013)
      In the past decade the U.S. has seen its relationship with Russia slowly build and quickly deteriorate a number of times. A number of recent events exemplify this trend - Obama’s work with Medvedev building trust and ...