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Now Available: The SAIS Review’s Newest Issue on the Intersection of Gender and International Affairs

We are thrilled to share that our 41.1 issue, Who Runs The World: A Look at Gender in International Affairs, is now available on Project Muse. This issue highlights the vital yet underrepresented perspectives contributed by women and other people who do not identify as cis-gendered men to national and international policy. In presenting this […]

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SAIS Review’s Newest Issue ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised: A Decade of Global Protest’ Available Online

We are excited to announce that our 40.2 issue, The Revolution Will Be Televised: A Decade of Global Protest, is now available on Project Muse. This issue examines more than the fundamental social and political reasons behind protest movements; it studies the intersection of time, place, and audience and how these factors influence the development […]

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Dapiran Observes a City on the Edge

In the waning days of Hong Kong’s 2014 student-lead Umbrella Movement, a hanging black banner read a prophetic message: We’ll Be Back. In 2019, those words came to fruition. The controversial introduction of a proposed extradition bill, allowing individuals in Hong Kong to face trial in Mainland Chinese courts, rocked the city and drew hundreds […]

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Evaluating the Nature of the Putin Regime: A Book Review of Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West

In her book, Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West, former British investigative journalist Catherine Belton argues that the former KGB officer is determined to continue the Cold War in order to crush the West. The article evaluates Belton’s claims and logic on the nature of Putin’s regime.

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SAIS Review’s Newest Issue ‘Ex Amicitia Pax: Diplomacy in Action’ Available Online

We are excited to announce that our 40.1 issue, Ex Amicitia Pax, is now available on Project Muse. This issue seeks to address the topic of diplomacy and its role in the 21st century and to discuss the means by which countries exercise diplomatic power and develop diplomatic capacity to achieve their foreign policy objectives. […]

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The Hacker and the State by Ben Buchanan

Review of Buchanan, Ben. The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2020) Juniper Networks, a Silicon Valley company that makes networking products, made headlines in early June. Sixteen members of Congress sent a letter to the company’s CEO wanting to know why some of the […]

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The Future of British Foreign Policy: Security and Diplomacy in a World After Brexit

Review of Hill, Christopher. The Future of British Foreign Policy: Security and Diplomacy in a World After Brexit (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2019) On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom formally left the European Union. For most observers, Brexit Day meant the conclusion of a long drawn out negotiation process lasting for more than three-and-a-half years […]

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SAIS Review’s Newest Issue ‘Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century’ Available For Free Online

Volume 39, Issue 2 of the SAIS Review of International Affairs seeks to address the topic of nuclear weapons and their role in the 21st century. To that end, the featured essays spotlight some of the most pressing issues affecting nuclear weapons and shaping their future impact on strategy and the world more generally.

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The SAIS Review Interview with His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi is the Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates

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On The Taming of Free Speech

In the 1920s, the ACLU brought civil liberties to the forefront of political discussion. Despite the Bill of Rights being in place, the inability of the judiciary to act on civil liberties caused constraints on the relationship between the state and its citizens. As a result, civil liberties had limited effects on society. As an example of the shifts in civil liberties, Weinrib focuses on the creation of the ACLU as an offshoot of the American Union Against Militarism (AUAM) with an agenda to press the U.S. government for the expansion of civil liberties during WWI. In doing so, the author illustrates the conflict between citizens and the state over civil liberties and the aim of the AUAM to create a balance between social interests and to promote civil liberties.