At the Elliott School, we believe that an open exchange of information and ideas leads to more informed policy in the United States and around the world. Our faculty members are regularly sought out by the media to help the public understand complex foreign policy issues, and they are also reaching the public directly through new media.

Faculty and Leadership Blogs

Abu Aardvark

Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Institute for Middle East Studies; Director, Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS); Director, Middle East Studies Program
Topic: Middle East politics, Arab media, Iraq, Islamist movements, and "whatever catches my eye."


Barbara Miller, professor of anthropology and international affairs;
Topic: Cultural Anthropology and related social insights into global issues

Crooked Timber

Henry Farrell, assistant professor of political science and international affairs
Topic: Academic and political writing

Amitai Etzioni Notes

Amitai Etzioni, University professor and professor of international affairs

Intertextual Riceball

I. Leopold Hanami, assistant professor of Japanese language and literature

The Monkey Cage

Henry Farrell, assistant professor of political science and international affairs;
Marc Lynch, associate professor of political science and international affairs

Topic: Political Science

Nukes on a Blog

Doug Shaw, associate dean for planning, research and external relations; assistant professor of international affairs
Topic: Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament

Jay Pelosky

Jay Pelosky is a member of the Elliott School's Board of Advisors, a private investor, principal of J2Z Advisory LLC, an investment strategy consultancy and board member of the World Policy Institute.

The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn

Amb. David Shinn, adjunct professor of international affairs
Topic: contemporary African affairs

World Report

Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international business/finance and international affairs, blogs regularly for U.S. News & World Report on Mondays.

Institute, Center, and Program Blogs

Asia on E Street

Managed by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, this blog features information related to Asian Studies at GW. It features information about grants and fellowships you can apply for, jobs, internships, and relevant events in town, as well as information about courses, the Asian Studies program, and the Sigur Center faculty.

Elliott School Graduate Admissions Blog

This blog features information for prospective graduate students and tips on the application process. Current students and staff share their experiences at the Elliott School and insights into applying to our graduate programs.

Focus on Haiti

The Focus on Haiti initiative is committed to furthering Haitian development research, teaching, and policy engagement. The team is supported by the Institute for International and Global Studies, and the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program.


Supported by the Western Hemisphere Working Group — a Institute for International and Global Studies initiative.

International Economic Policy

Managed by the Institute for International Economic Policy.

Rising Powers Initiative

This blog is written by the Sigur Center's Rising Powers Initiative, a research project that explores the internal foreign policy debates, national identities, security orientations and economic influence of major and aspiring powers in the Asian region, including China, Japan, India, Iran, South Korea, Russia and ASEAN.


This blog is managed by the Sigur Center's Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, a research project that creates issue-specific programs in areas of mutual concern between the United States and Asia with particular emphasis on transnational issues such as: climate change, human security and international governance.

PONARS Eurasia Policy Blogs

Located at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), PONARS Eurasia is a global network of social scientists that seeks to promote scholarly work and policy engagement on transnational and comparative topics within the Eurasian space. The blog posts on the PONARS Eurasia site discuss a variety of Eurasian security and political issues, highlights the work and activities of PONARS Eurasia members worldwide, and brings attention to related reports and publications.

Take Five

Managed by the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, Take Five seeks to to invigorate the public diplomacy discussion with contributions from a wide range of authors, from experienced public diplomacy figures to scholars and young professionals newly venturing into the field. It is a venue for fresh ideas about the way that America conducts its diplomatic relations abroad and about the impact of current policies.