In The News, April 25 - May 15, 2017


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‘In the News’ is a roundup of recent media coverage featuring the Johns Hopkins SAIS community and is produced and distributed by the Office of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives.

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April 25 – May 15, 2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow and emerge85 Co-director Afshin Molavi wrote about China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Arab News 5/14/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said North Korea’s latest missile test represents an unprecedented level of performance. Bloomberg 5/14/2017

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on the Haghani school and its ties to Iran’s key political and security institutions. The Washington Post 5/13/2017

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin discussed the process of appointing a new FBI director and potential Russian interference in the U.S. elections. MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt 5/13/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the role of  the U.S. secretary of state and U.S. diplomacy with South Korea, Japan, and China. CNBC 5/12/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony Blinken wrote about Russia’s interest in the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The New York Times 5/12/2017

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil commented on the Iranian elections. Bloomberg 5/12/2017

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on recent U.S. policies toward Asia. Nikkei Asian Review 5/12/2017

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands wrote about trade relations between the U.S. and Canada. Policy Options 5/12/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Benjamin Creutzfeldt discussed Latin America’s interests in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. CGTN 5/12/2017

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands discussed U.S. policies toward Syria and Russia’s interests. Bloomberg View 5/11/2017

Director of the Global Theory and History Program and Director of Canadian Studies Charles Doran discussed the U.S. secretary of state attending the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting. Gray TV 5/11/2017

China Studies Director David M. Lampton wrote about the legacy and influence of China’s former foreign minister and vice-premier Qian Qichen. South China Morning Post 5/10/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Director Jae Ku commented on newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in building relations with the U.SThe Los Angeles Times 5/9/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the newly elected South Korean president's desire to restore diplomacy with North Korea. Fortune 5/9/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin wrote about Turkey’s role in the Syrian conflict and the upcoming NATO summit. Asia Times 5/8/2017

Professor of History and International Studies Mark Gilbert wrote about former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s victory in leadership primaries. World Politics Review 5/8/2017 

Korea Studies Lecturer Eunjung Lim wrote about challenges ahead for South Korea’s new president. The Conversation 5/8/2017

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer discussed the differences between Montenegro and Macedonia as they seek NATO integration. European Western Balkans 5/8/2017

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Atlantic 5/5/2017

John McLaughlin wrote about Iran’s upcoming presidential election and its potential impact on the nuclear agreement with the U.S. OZY 5/5/2017

Hal Brands wrote about the decline of America’s closest and most powerful allies. Defense One 5/5/2017

Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing wrote about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron. Foreign Affairs 5/4/2017

SAIS Europe Director Michael G. Plummer estimated the U.S. economy would be .5 percent larger by 2030 as a result of additional trade under the TPP. The Financial Times 5/3/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town commented on North Korea’s recent threats of nuclear weapons. WJLA-ABC 5/3/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Managing Director Andras Simonyi wrote about the upcoming NATO summit. The Hill 5/3/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate activity has resumed at North Korea’s nuclear test site. Al Jazeera 5/3/2017

Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett discussed Buenos Aires Province Governor María Eugenia Vidal and Argentina’s economy. The Wall Street Journal 5/2/2017

Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of China Studies Carla Freeman commented on China imposing sanctions against North Korea. Quartz 5/2/2017

Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research Filippo Taddei discussed the upcoming Italian elections. CNBC 5/2/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim discussed Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict. Al-Monitor 5/2/2017

Hal Brands is cited on U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Defense One 5/2/2017

Jenny Town commented on U.S.-North Korea relations under the Trump administration. The Financial Times 5/2/2017

Hal Brands wrote about recent themes in U.S. policies and executive orders. War on the Rocks 5/2/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on a recent failed missile test by North Korea. The National Interest 5/2/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Researcher Yonho Kim discussed North Korea’s economyU.S. News & World Report 5/1/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about U.S. economic policy under the Trump Administration. Fortune 4/30/2017

Daniel Serwer discussed possible implications of the Iranian presidential election on the Iran nuclear deal with U.S. Trend News 4/30/2017

Resident Professor of American History Joe Renouard wrote about trade relations between the U.S. and China under the Trump administration. The Diplomat 4/29/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on U.S. response to North Korea’s threats of growing nuclear weapons. Bloomberg 4/28/2017

China Studies Visiting Scholar Pieter P. Bottelier commented on the potential for the U.S. and China to collaborate on infrastructure projects. China Daily 4/28/2017

Joel Wit discussed the Trump Administration’s approach to North Korea policy. NPR’s Morning Edition 4/28/2017

Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Charles Gati commented on a dispute between the Hungarian prime minister and a billionaire financier. Politico 4/27/2017

Carla Freeman wrote about China's influence on North Korea to deescalate its nuclear weapons program. China File 4/27/2017

Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Gianfranco Pasquino commented on former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The Financial Times 4/26/2017

Joel Wit discussed the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapon and missile programs. NPR’s Up First 4/25/2017

Randa Slim commented on Hezbollah’s military strategy to protect its political and economic interests. The Christian Science Monitor 4/25/2017