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The Best International Relations Schools in the World

The latest ranking of the top 50 IR programs for undergraduates, master's, and Ph.D.s.


America’s IR Schools Are Broken

There’s a lot of innovation on the surface, but the rot runs deep. Here’s how to fix it.

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It’s Never Been a Better Time to Study IR

Donald Trump has changed the world — and some people will understand it better than others.

Students pass in front of Harvard's Widener Library on Oct. 10, 2003 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Grad School

Some unsolicited advice from a survivor of the trenches.

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John Kerry Slams Trump Administration in Harvard Commencement Speech

Reminding everyone at Harvard that free trade is great, Trump is bad, and climate change is real.

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA:  Members of a traditional dance troupe perform during a ceremony celebrating Confucius and his instructions in Seoul, 09 March 2006. The ceremony was held at Sungkyunkwan, the state college of Korea's old kingdom for the last 500 years. AFP PHOTO/LEE HOON-KOO  (Photo credit should read LEE HOON-KOO/AFP/Getty Images)

American Universities Are Welcoming China’s Trojan Horse

A growing number of Confucius Institutes are importing Chinese censorship into U.S. campuses.


The other side of the CGSC story: Some of our Army officers are functionally illiterate

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on January 5, 2016.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 16:  Flowers surround a picture of Jo Cox during a vigil in Parliament Square on June 16, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  Jo Cox, 41, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was shot and stabbed by an attacker at her constituicency today in Birstall, England. A man also suffered slight injuries during the attack. Jo Cox was reportedly shot and stabbed while holding her weekly surgery at Birstall Library, Birstall near Leeds and later died. A 52-year old man has been arrested in connection with the crime.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Jo Cox: A Memory

Three weeks ago, British Member of Parliament Jo Cox graciously hosted my students and me for dinner in London. And now she is dead.

SWEET BRIAR, VA - MAY 16: Seniors stand waiting to walk out before the final commencement ceremony at Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts college in Sweet Briar, VA on Saturday May 16, 2015. The school is closing this summer due to funding shortfall. (Photo by )

How to Get Tenure (If You’re a Woman)

Seven peer-reviewed strategies female faculty can use to climb the ladder of academic success.

Worker prepares the collaborative dual-arm robot YuMi at the Swiss automation group ABB booth at the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany on April 13, 2015. India is the partner country of this year's trade fair running until April 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ        (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Brainbelt Awakening

It’s time to stop championing the "lonely heroes" of innovation like Apple, Google, and Amazon and rally around the ingenuity of the world’s waning industrial communities.


Faculty morale at CGSC: Another report!

I would like to both verify Dr. Fischer’s comments and give more concrete examples of the abusive and toxic leadership climate at CGSC.

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