TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Roosevelt Instute 4
Leer from the Policy Director
David Ashley (A&S ‘13) 6
“America Must Renew the Russian Disarmament Pact”
The United States must cede to Russia’s reasonable demands for revisions to their nuclear dis-armament agreement to ensure that nuclear disarmament does not fall by the wayside.
Amy Frieder (ILR ‘15) 9
11“Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East”
A policy providing incenves for invesng in companies run by Arab women in the Middle East would result in a more pluralisc Arab world and encourage the development of new democra-cies. Aiding the economic growth of countries in the region would also improve US foreign rela-ons with Arab countries, and both sides would reap the benets of an improved business rela-onship.
Ariel Smilowitz (A&S ‘15) 12
Redening What It Means to be a Refugee”
In order to maximize the alleviaon of contemporary refugee crises around the world, the UN-HCR Statute and 1951 Convenon Relang to the Status of Refugees should redene the term“refugee” to include contemporary trends of forced displacement.
Drew Hancock (A&S ‘14) 14
Terrorism in Afghanistan”
The United States government should change its policy toward opium farmers in Afghanistan tostabilize the region.
Noah Berman (A&S ‘13) 17
“Pacifying Hamas, A Pragmac Approach”
The United States can reduce a major security threat to Israel while improving Palesnian livingstandards by engaging and strengthening Hamas’s moderate elements.
Sva Pazhyanur (HumEc ‘16) 20
“A New Approach to Iranian Sancons”
Shiing from sancons with broad deleterious economic eects to targeted sancons may moreeecvely induce compromise from the Iranian regime.
David Rubin (ILR ‘16) 23
“Informaon Warfare: Responding to Changing Times”
The United States federal government should substanally increase funding for the implementa-on and applicaon of Space Radar.