Successful Election Marks Turning Point For Pakistan

On May 11, 2013, Pakistan made history by completing its first democratic transition of power since the young nation was born in 1947. Ruled by generals for half of its 66-year existence, the country has been mired in almost constant political turmoil, including three military coups and frequent terrorist attacks...

International Relations Careers: World Trade Organization (WTO)

Should you choose to pursue a job or career in international relations, you are likely to share a professional interest with at least one of the many responsibilities of the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

American University’s First International Relations Online Graduate Cohort Begins Today

Today, American University’s School of International Service (SIS) launched its inaugural International Relations Online program cohort, a first-of-its-kind online Master of Arts in International Relations degree. In December 2012, American University’s SIS announced that it would be the first top-ten...

Q&A with Causes of War Professor

Dr. Benjamin Jensen is an Assistant Professor in the International Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy Programs and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Political Sociology and International Security with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (French National Center for Scientific Research...

Financing Your Degree: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

In 2007, the U.S. Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage college graduates to enter and work full time in public service jobs. Under this program, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on your eligible federal student loans after having made 120 monthly payments under specific repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.

Q&A with International Economics Professor

Dr. Stephen J. Silvia is Director of Doctoral Studies at the School of International Service and a Board Member of the American Consortium on EU Studies. He teaches international economics, international trade relations, and comparative politics...