Michael Steinberg, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  According to Pew Research Center, in 2014, only 20% of Americans believe that federal programs are managed well, and thus, frustration with government has become a central theme of the 2016 presidential election. However, when the federal government coordinates with state and local governments to implement certain […]

Charles Landau, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives You may not realize it, but one of the most important pieces of our energy infrastructure is right outside your home. In early 2015, the FCC issued highly publicized “Net Neutrality” rules governing internet access. One criticism of the policy is that it did not implement “last […]

Jordan Pic, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Since it hosted the World Cup in 2014, Brazil has been in the global spotlight. The light continued to shine  this year when Brazil  hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now, the confetti is swept and Brazil faces its economic reality. Hosting the World Cup and the Olympics was […]

David Meni, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives This article comes from a working paper by Michael Wiseman and David Meni at the GW Institute of Public Policy, which can be viewed here. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). On a surface level, many claim […]

Chelsea Lenhart, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives As early as 2011, and arguably earlier, Americans have been warned of a looming monster across the sea: China and it’s inexplicable rise on the world stage.  Additionally, constant news of political partisan divides, racism in the US, a somewhat failing public education system, and the rise […]

Andre Avanessians, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives April 24, 2016 will mark the 101 year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The killing of 1.5 million Armenians carried out by the Ottoman Empire (current day Turkey), continues to go unrecognized by United States, a nation that considers human rights and justice to be  cornerstones of […]

Conor McGrath, MPA, Staff Writer/Deputy Editor, Brief Policy Perspectives As the global refugee crisis worsens, European governments have quickly embarked on a hysteria-driven campaign of border closing, making it harder for refugees to move around the passport-free Schengen zone. These fears, which are fueled by the misplaced anxiety that refugees  are a danger to public […]