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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • China and the Great Recession of 2007-09 

      Connelly, James; Grubb, Michael; Henning, Justin; Bevans, Callista; Kloss, Arielle; Gardner, Nathan; Anguelov, Dimitar; Lyons, Elizabeth; Myers, Stefan; Snyder, Nathan; Smith, Kendall; Lee, Youn Gee; Quijano, Tim; Schulz, Chris; Larsen, Aaron; Wan, Zhi Wei (2010)
    • 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, ...
    • Commission on Russian-American Relations 2010 

      Palekha, Nancy; Sumpter, Kate; Dominguez, Alexander; Hwang, Sungjoo; Zdanovskaya, Violetta; Houvener, Austin; Anderson, Jessica; Burse, Tomoko; Jenkins, Alexis; Butler, Krystle; Jordan, Laura; Williams, Vivica; Liebeskind, Emily; Saueressig, Whitney; Simcic, Ryan; Tilley, Aaron (2010)
    • Confronting Terrorism: A Strategy for U.S. Policy 

      Eaton, Hilary; Ihnot, Dagny; Karp, Nicola; Kato, Sakurako; Khalegi, Fahimeh; Kiani, Tehmoures; Kinion, Stephanie; Klaassen, Theresa; Land, Ema; McDorman, Camille; Memon, Samir; Midanik-Blum, Beth; Moore, Cameron; Strenge, Sena; Stephanova, Victoria; McKinley, Luke (2009)
    • Countering al-Qaeda’s Ideology: Re-assessing U.S. Policy Ten Years After 9/11 

      Bezovics, Alexander; Combs, Sam; Corigliano, Joseph; Frackelton, Gillian; Gracey, Linn; Humphrey, Jonathan; Jackson, Joelle; Jeffers, Alexander; Mendel, Juliana; Mincin, Grasilda; Muller, Peter; Nazari, Arya; Paulhus, Matthew; Radunovic, Vanja; Stone, Allison; van Hees, Annie; Wright, Matthew; Zipperer, Kristen (2011)
      The U.S. has made sweeping changes to its national defense strategic goals and objectives since 9/11. In response to the rise in prominence of al-Qaeda and it‘s extremist ideology, the U.S. established the Department of ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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; ...
    • From the Bottom Up Rethinking U.S. Development Assistance 

      Aaf, Ahmad; Arbogast, Stephanie; Belton, Sarah; Cunningham, Maddie; Harrison, Maura; Hur, Kang; Lau, Jessmin; Lozano, Jose; Madany, Johanna; McKenna, Madeleine; O’Leary, Alison; Oso, Yuko; Reed, Matt; Sandbloom, Chase; Setboonsarng, Chayut; Sherry, Justine (2009)
    • The Future of U.S. Democracy Promotion: Strategies for a Sustainable Fourth Wave of Democratization 

      Ahmed, Samia; Astengo, Michelle; Blum, Alexandra; Durkin, Annie; Glenn, Scott; Hasedžić, Semir; Lambert, David; Medina, Reemah; Nicholson, Kailyn; Oh, Grace; Rajić, Denis; Schaffer, Anna; Smith, Stephanie; Stockmann, Natalie; Thomas, Nathaniel; Voloshin, Rostislav; Warsame, Mohamud; Whitley, Daryl (2011)
      U.S. democracy promotion has come under scrutiny in the last two decades. The recent third wave of democratization in the 1990s and 2000s has come to an end, leading to a shift towards authoritarianism. Meanwhile, American ...