Review: Basharat Peer, India, Turkey, and the Rise of Authoritarianism

“Everyone’s experience with democracy is different.” Thus begins Basharat Peer’s A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen (Columbia Global Reports, 2017). The new book by the Indian political journalist, currently an editor for the opinion section of the New York Times, is an incredibly timely, slim volume exploring how the democratic…

Dr Nancy Sherman – ‘Afterwar’

With the recent announcements that special forces will be deployed to combat ISIS and large scale American troop presence in Afghanistan has been extended again after almost 15 years in the country, the question of how to support veterans returning from war has never been more prescient. To commemorate Veterans Day GPPR was able to…

Interview: Criminal Justice and Ferguson

The shooting and death of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson have sparked racial tensions and a nationwide debate on police practices. Urban Institute’s Dr. Nancy LaVigne spoke to the Georgetown Public Policy Review about criminal justice reform in the aftermath of the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.