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A rough new year for Xi Jinping: David Ignatius

January 15, 2016

David Shambaugh, in The Oregonian article, voices his opinion on Xi's reform campaign of China's political system.

Why SpaceX Needs to Land a Rocket on a Floating Drone

January 15, 2016

Scott Pace comments on the safety advantages of a SpaceX drone ship landing in Bloomberg Business article.

Higher Tariffs

The reality behind Trump's call for higher tariffs

January 15, 2016

Susan Ariel Aaronson chimes in on Trump's call for increased tariffs on foreign goods in a recent article in Marketplace.

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A new year of turmoil for China

January 14, 2016

David Shambaugh's predictions about the end of Chinese communist rule are analyzed in The Washington Post.

Chinese Soldier

China’s Fight Against Terrorism in Xinjiang Could Stir Social Unrest

January 14, 2016

Sean Roberts expresses his doubts about Chinese government claims that a Uyghur separatist group is behind recent terror attacks in The Epoch Times.

Japanese Shrine

Talkfest on Comfort Women

January 14, 2016

Michael Mochizuki's ideas on the U.S.'s role in the comfort women debate are cited in the Korean Times.

Fueling Up

End of Petroleum-Centric World? Falling Oil Prices to Shake Up World Order

January 14, 2016

Sputnik News quotes Hossein Askari's predictions on the impact of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran on oil prices.

eorge Washington University senior and Schwarzman Scholar Marguerite "Maggie" Wedeman

GW Senior Selected for Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship

January 13, 2016

Senior Marguerite Wedeman was selected to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Only 111 scholars were selected from a pool of over 3,000 applicants (3.7%) for the Master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Science students in lab

Funding Israel-U.S. collaborations in science since 1972

January 13, 2016

Albert Teich highlights the benefits of the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation for the exchange of people and ideas in the Jewish Journal.

Japanese Women

Can Japan and Korea ‘resolve’ the question of Japan’s Korean sex slaves during WWII?

January 13, 2016

Celeste Arrington explains why the latest deal between Japan and South Korea regarding comfort women during WWII falls short of many stakeholders' desires.

Oil Rig in Sunset

War Between Saudi Arabia and Iran Could Spike Oil Prices

January 13, 2016

Hossein Askari describes how war between Saudi Arabia and Iran could disrupt oil supply distribution and affect prices in Time.

War Between Saudi Arabia And Iran Could Send Oil Prices To $250

January 12, 2016

Hossein Askari comments on oil prices in the face of a possible war confronting Iran and Saudi Arabia in OilPrice.com article. 

Oil Rig

Saudi oil output may be less influenced by politics if it loses control of Aramco: international business professor

January 12, 2016

Hossein Askari discusses the political consequenses if Saudi Arabia loses control of Aramco in an interview with theTehran Times

Max Obuz, a senior in Columbian College, and Evan Young, B.A. '15, a graduate from the Elliott School

Students' Business Plan Aims to Change Lives in India

January 11, 2016

Elliott School graduate Evan Young (B.A. '15) is working with Columbian College senior Max Obuz to turn a business plan into a nonprofit aimed at solving sanitation problems in developing countries.