Megan Reiss

Megan Reiss is a senior national security fellow with the R Street Institute, where she writes about cybersecurity and sanctions policy. Megan joined R Street in September 2017 from the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., for whom she was also a senior national security fellow. She has an LLM in international criminal justice and armed conflict from the University of Nottingham School of Law and a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
When Human Rights Violations are a National Security Issue: The North Korean Slave Trade
When Human Rights Violations are a National Security Issue: The North Korean Slave Trade

While realists and liberal internationalists typically argue about whether the goal of foreign policy should be to achieve pragmatic objectives or to support our fundamental beliefs about the value of human lives, adherents to either school likely would agree that working to end the scourge of the North Korean slave trade meets the threshold for action.

Obama’s Final UN Speech Fails to Provide a Vision of U.S. Leadership
Obama’s Final UN Speech Fails to Provide a Vision of U.S. Leadership

Obama delivered his final United Nations speech, challenging people to contemplate the successes of the previous eight years. Yet, while providing admirable aspirations for a world slipping into chaos, Obama failed to provide a vision of U.S. leadership that would address the oncoming challenges.