ZHAOYIN FENG Associate Editor for SAIS Washington Every summer SAIS students pursue adventures and internships around the world. To gain a better understanding of these travels, The SAIS Observer approached several second-year students to share their experiences and compiled anecdotes for the benefit of the SAIS community.
Chinese liberals are idealists and expect the American president to lead the way on liberal ideals.
The new name, SAIS Europe, does not accurately reflect the experience on the Bologna campus.
MARIA VARGAS Guest Contributor Energy reform in Mexico is necessary to turn around a failing PEMEX and position Mexico for 21st century energy competitiveness.
TRISTRAM THOMAS Editor-in-Chief Mexican energy reform legislation needs to consider political context as well as the flaws of any legislation to be truly successful.
ADAM SHUTIE Staff Blogger Staff Blogger Adam Shutie provides an in-depth discussion of the international laws surrounding any US-led strike in Syria.
JOSHUA LEVKOWITZ Staff Blogger National and local identities in Iraq are more than complicated, and Josh Levkowitz provides on-the-ground insight into their dynamics.
CAITLIN WATSON Associate Editor for SAIS Europe On July 16 SAIS Dean Vali Nasr announced the renaming of the SAIS Bologna Center to SAIS Europe. Dean Nasr said the new name was not meant to usher in a new mission for the institution.
JARED METZKER Editor What is the possibility that the intelligence on the Syrian chemical attacks is not air tight. Perhaps the Syrian rebels played a role in the chemical weapons attack in Syria. Jared Metzker discusses.
SELIM KORU Assistant Editor for SAIS Washington SAIS Washington gets a new café, new food, new staff --- and new coffee!