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Twelve Years of War in Syria: Why is Citizenship Off the Table for Syrian Refugees in Jordan?

Zoe H. Robbin is a Fulbright research fellow in Amman, Jordan. She co-leads Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Diplomacy Working Group. The views expressed here do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the US Department of State, or any of its partner organizations. Zoe tweets at @zoe_robbin. Zeid Qiblawi is a social researcher […]

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The Gendered Impact of Displacement in East African Refugee Camps

Kyilah Terry is a Princeton in Africa Fellow in Nairobi, Kenya. She previously worked as a Policy Fellow with the Office of the Vice President. Kyilah holds a B.A. from UCLA, a M.A. from Georgetown University, and is matriculating into a Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Aishwarya Rai is a […]

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Johns Hopkins SAIS Faculty and Fellow Reflections: The War in Ukraine at One Year

One year after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) faculty and SAIS Foreign Policy Institute fellows explain the current state of the war, the varying international responses to it, and the complex global implications it holds for the future. Hafed Al-Ghwell Senior Fellow and Executive […]

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The Kyiv-Kosovo Catalyst: Ukraine’s Recognition of Kosovo Can Affirm Western Order in the Balkans and Across Europe

Edward P. Joseph is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute. Summary Will there be one European order or two? That is the unavoidable question looming over high-stakes US and EU diplomacy on Kosovo. Elaborating the author’s statement to the British Parliament, this article explains why the question of Kosovo’s sovereignty and territorial integrity […]

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Why Iraq’s Consociation Has Become a Driver for Chronic Instability

Maria Fantappie is a special advisor at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Theorists of consociation argue that it is the best kind of democracy a plural society can expect: a power-sharing formula that accommodates leaders representing different segments of the population, thus preventing one group from dominating the others. As Saddam Hussein fell in 2003, […]

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Book Excerpt: The Migration-Development Regime

Rina Agarwala is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Introduction, pages 1-22, The Migration-Development Regime by Rina Agarwala, 2022, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.  Chapter 1: Introduction “Let me make one thing clear,” Dr. Singh began. “We are not standing with begging bowls asking for diaspora investments. Absolutely not! This is the […]

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Why the Global Skills Partnership between Morocco and Belgium is a Positive-Sum Game

Limon B. Rodriguez is a doctoral candidate in international affairs with a specialization in development economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Tensions emerge between, on the one hand, labor shortages in higher-income countries in a range of sectors and, on the other hand, a general societal reluctance to allow greater […]

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Countering Terror in Transition: A Typology of Terrorist Organization Successors and their Vulnerabilities

Dr. Tricia Bacon is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs at American University. Dr. Elizabeth Grimm is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. One of the singular challenges for a terrorist organization is how to transition to another leader after the founder’s death. For the […]

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Global Responses to Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis: The Inadequate International Efforts to End the World’s Most Neglected Conflict

Jude Mutah is a program officer for Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy. Background The conflict in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon is a civil war that started in 2017 between Cameroonian security forces and non-state armed separatist groups vying for an independent state they call “The Federal Republic of Ambazonia.” Longstanding grievances in […]

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A Holistic Approach Towards International Counternarcotics Cooperation

Dr. Rahul Gupta is the Director of National Drug Control Policy. Todd D. Robinson is the Assistant Secretary for the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Introduction We recently traveled together to Colombia to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s holistic approach to counternarcotics with the newly elected Colombian government, which […]