Elizabeth N. Saunders

Elizabeth N. Saunders is professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She studies international relations and U.S. foreign policy. She is the author of “The Insiders’ Game: How Elites Make War and Peace” (Princeton University Press, forthcoming in 2024).

Will Congress shut down the government over aid to Israel and Ukraine?

Four experts examine how U.S. foreign policy is dividing both Republicans and Democrats.

What political scientists know about occupation, applied to Gaza

Experts on the politics of foreign occupations tackle big questions in this week’s Good Chat.

How should we think about a mass exodus of Palestinians from Gaza?

Governments and non-state actors use mass migration as a tool of war.

Biden will visit Israel during a war. That’s unprecedented.

The humanitarian crisis and escalation fears heighten uncertainty.

Will the Hamas attack on Israel lead to a broader regional war?

Even bitter adversaries have tools to control escalation.

In Memoriam: Bruce Russett

Russett helped the world understand the democratic peace.

Does Putin have a vote in U.S. elections?

International relations scholars have a ‘good chat’ about U.S. elections and foreign policy.

Will foreign policy actually matter in the 2024 U.S. election?

It may not matter much to voters, but foreign policy is definitely on the ballot.

Leaders around the world made bold moves in 2022. They didn’t always succeed.

The TMC 2022 roundups: The international beat

A transition for TMC (The Monkey Cage): Moving on from The Washington Post

We’re grateful to The Post and excited about our next chapter