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The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at the George Washington University is the nation's leading center for communitarian policy research and is a research institute dedicated to finding constructive solutions to social problems through morally informed policy analysis and moral dialogue. We seek to bring the best scholarship and analysis to bear on policy issues affecting family, schools, the community, and the moral climate of society as a whole.

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For the record: US democratization drives are failure-prone

August 10, 2017

Etzioni specified the conditions that successful democratization requires and showed that these conditions are not extant in the Middle East and many other parts of the world.

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THAAD: Best a Bargaining Chip

August 10, 2017

How might the U.S. make the best use of the controversial THAAD deployment to South Korea?

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Wanted: A Give-And-Take Diplomacy for the North Korea Crisis

July 17, 2017

America should make a serious attempt at give-and-take diplomacy with China before the situation with North Korea becomes untenable.

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Needed: A China Policy

July 14, 2017

If the Trump Administration had changed its mind about the promotion of human rights and decided to pay more mind to their violations, why pick on China when the U.S.

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North Korea: For Now Change Behavior, Not Regime

July 14, 2017

It’s time to think outside the box on North Korea.

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Time to Say Goodbye to Afghanistan

July 02, 2017

In a few weeks, Trump may be the third president to attach his name to the war.

 

Job Collapse on the Road to New Athens

June 29, 2017

The case that America will not be able to replace jobs lost to technological advance is gaining adherents.

Incorporating Ethics into Artificial Intelligence

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HR 6510: Temporary Resettlement of Syrian Children in the US

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