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GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21

04:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.

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Learn about the books, reports, and journal articles our faculty have published.

Articles and Reports

Assuring Assured Retaliaition: China's Nuclear Posture and U.S.-China Strategic Stability

December 23, 2015

Fiona Cunningham, PhD. Candidate in Political Science at Massachusettes Institute of Technology, and Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology, write "Assuring Assured Retaliation: China's Nuclear Posture and U.S.-China Strategic Stability" as part of a two-year Institute for Security & Conflict Studies research project U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy Toward China

Fiona S. Cunningham and M. Taylor Fravel. "Assuring Assured Retaliation: China’s Nuclear Posture and U.S.-China Strategic Stability." International Security 40, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 7-50..

Dr. Marcus King Features Chapter in Report: "The U.S. Asia-Pacific Rebalance, National Security, and Climate Change"

November 21, 2015

Marcus King, John O. Rankin Associate Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Master of Arts Program in International Affairs, contributed the chapter "Climate Change and Vietnemese Fisheries: Opportunities for Conflict Prevention" in a new report "The U.S. Asia-Pacific Rebalance, National Security, and Climate Change".

Collusion and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

September 25, 2015

Jane Vaynman, Associate Director of the Institute for Security & Conflict Studies, and Andrew J. Coe, Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California.  "Collusion and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime",The Journal of Politics, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2015), pp. 983-997.


War and the Inner Circle: Democratic Elites and the Politics of Using Force

September 22, 2015

Elizabeth Saunders, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.  "War and the Inner Circle: Democratic Elites and the Politics of Using Force"Security Studies, Vol. 24, No. 3 (2015), pp. 466-501.


Video: Stephen Biddle's Talk on U.S. Policy Against the Islamic State

On Monday, December 4 Professor Stephen Biddle unpacked the problems with the U.S. military approach against the Islamic State and presented three options that the U.S. military can choose. If you missed the talk or would like to share it, the video is now available! 

SPS Program Awarded FAO Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative Contract

The Security Policy Studies program, led by Joanna Spear, associate professor of international affairs, was awarded a competitive contract for the Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Regional Skill Sustainment Initiative. This program, beginning in July 2015, will provide FAOs with advanced understanding and analysis of the most current regional security affairs, and the impact of regional activities on interagency and joint operations.

Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa

In this Council on Foreign Relations Special Report, Paul D. Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.