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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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Is U.S. Alarm over China’s Belt and Road Initiative Overhyped?

May 23, 2017

 The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been dubbed “the project of the century.”

US wins war with China: then what?

May 15, 2017

The US is involved in a slow motion Cuban-like missile crisis in dealing with North Korea, according to Harvard’s Graham Allison.This possibility led me to review the various strategies American pl

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How Macron Could Destroy the European Union

May 15, 2017

Emmanuel Macron's banking skills can't save the European Union from itself.

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The Day After: China Edition

May 11, 2017

Say the U.S. emerges as the victor in a war with China. What comes next?

Moral Triage

May 03, 2017

Because moral triage is a new concept, it is not possible to point to an agent that has self-consciously applied this approach in the past.

Could a Theory on Bargaining Help the U.S. and China Solve the North Korean Issue?

May 02, 2017

Here is an idea based on international theory I developed—and a distinct way to deal with North Korea, by the U.S. and China, that follows. 

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Avoiding World War III

May 02, 2017

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Incorporating Ethics into Artificial Intelligence

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HR 6510: Temporary Resettlement of Syrian Children in the US

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