George Washington University

Our University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Our location in the heart of Washington places us at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. We sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Our students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world.

Links

Displaying 1 - 20 of 53 articles

Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The view from inside the Beltway

I have just returned to Washington DC after four years in Melbourne and three before that in heartland Colorado. There have been some changes in town, such as the new Martin Luther King Memorial and toll…
FBI officials mark evidence near the site of an explosion in Manhattan on Sept. 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rashid Umar Abbasi

What is terrorism, and is it getting worse?

The director of a graduate program in homeland security debunks common misconceptions about the origins of political violence.
A vigil in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. REUTERS/Jeffrey Dubinsky

Why is it so hard to improve American policing?

For 50 years, we have worked to make U.S. police more diverse and less intrusive. Why haven't we made more progress?
An EgyptAir plane disappeared from radar en route to Egypt from Paris. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Is commercial aviation as safe and secure as we’re told?

Only six percent of airline accidents in 2015 included fatalities. A security expert argues that a more accurate risk assessment of airline travel would take into account close calls.
Temelin nuclear power plant, Czech Republic. IAEA/Flickr

How to protect nuclear plants from terrorists

Recent terrorist attacks have heightened concerns about the security of nuclear plants. A former top U.S. nuclear regulator says security is weak at many sites worldwide.
L'aéroport de Bruxelles, le 22 mars. Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Attentats de Bruxelles : comment la radicalisation vient

Après Paris, Bruxelles. Comment expliquer ces attaques terroristes venant de l’intérieur ? Des études récentes permettent de mieux cerner le processus de radicalisation et l’attractivité de Daech.
Many developing countries are highly urbanised but lack large industrial sectors. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Urbanisation in developing countries: a completely different kettle of fish

Developing countries, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa, are urbanising without industrialising, a trajectory that leaves them with relatively higher poverty rates and share of slums.
Shattered windows at Brussels international airport. EPA/Laurent Dubrule

How radicalization happens and who is at risk

Scholars specializing in extremism are beginning to unravel how people -- including a higher number of Americans than one might expect -- become radicalized to embrace political violence.
Cyberwarfare is a threat that is anonymous, hard to trace and hard to defend against. Keyboard image via shutterstock.com

Cyberwar is here to stay

The openness of the Internet gives an advantage to attackers – but what constitutes an act of war in the electronic world?
Officers arrive at the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub. Reuters/Steve Nesius

Six things Americans should know about mass shootings

In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached. EPA/Erik S. Lesser

Why biologics were such a big deal in the Trans Pacific Partnership

Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Un nettoyeur passe devant une affiche promotionnelle lors d'une réunion de la Banque africaine de développement à Shanghai. Nir Elias/Reuters

Où vont les investissements Chinois en Afrique ?

Pourquoi les Chinois investissent-ils en Afrique? Par volonté néo-colonialiste ? Pour surexploiter les ressources ? Une étude montre que la stratégie chinoise est plus complexe que cela.
A cleaner walks past a promotional poster at an Africa Development bank meeting in Shanghai. Western perceptions of China’s investments in Africa are off the mark. Reuters/Nir Elias

Shedding fresh light on China’s investment choices in Africa

Contrary to Western views, China is in Africa for business. Between 1998 and 2012, about 2000 Chinese firms invested in 49 countries on the African continent.

Research and Expert Database

Authors

More Authors