In The News, August 9 - August 25, 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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August 9 - August 25, 2017
 



Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua T. White commented on U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policies toward Pakistan. The Hill 8/25/2017

Senior Advisor to the Dean Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on potential consequences of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 8/24/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar In-Bum Chun commented on South Korea’s support of nuclear armament to counter North Korean threats. CNBC 8/24/2017

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands commented on reactions to the U.S. president’s threat to terminate NAFTA. Real Clear Markets 8/24/2017

Christopher Sands is cited on Canada’s trading alternatives following U.S. discontent with NAFTA. Policy Options 8/24/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on U.S. President Trump’s strategies and policies toward Afghanistan. The New York Times 8/23/2017

Dean Vali Nasr discussed U.S. disengagement with Pakistan and its impact on regional efforts to eliminate terrorist groups. CNBC 8/23/2017

emerge85 Co-director and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi wrote about world travelers from emerging markets surpassing American tourists. Foreign Policy 8/23/2017

Global Policy Program Director Daniel Markey commented on reactions to U.S. President Trump's speech on U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. The Cipher Brief 8/23/2017

Christopher Sands commented on backlash from the U.S. president’s threat to terminate NAFTA. Global News 8/23/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Director Jae H. Ku commented on the limited impact of sanctions on North Korea. The Huffington Post 8/23/2017

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin commented on the role of high-ranking military officials in the Trump administration. The Washington Post 8/22/2017

Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on the Obama Administration’s policies toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. Voice of America 822/2017

Daniel Markey commented on U.S. relations with India and Pakistan. Politico 8/22/2017

Assistant Professor of International Economics Heiwai Tang co-wrote about China’s economic engagement and ties with North Korea. The Financial Times 8/22/2017

Joshua White commented on U.S. President Trump’s remarks about Pakistan during a speech about the war in Afghanistan. Reuters 8/22/2017

John McLaughlin commented on U.S. President Trump’s speech about policies toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Cipher Brief 8/22/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on filling special envoy roles under the Trump Administration to benefit diplomacy with North Korea. Vice News 8/22/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed U.S. strategy toward Afghanistan. CGTN’s The Heat 8/22/2017

Heiwai Tang co-wrote about China decreasing overseas investments. PIIE’s China Economic Watch 8/22/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea increasing coal production. NK News 8/22/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the potential damage North Korea’s stockpile of artillery batteries could cause to the U.S. Bloomberg 8/21/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town commented on the role of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Newsweek 8/21/2017

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil discussed the future of the Iran nuclear deal. Radio France International 8/21/2017

Christopher Sands discussed the first round of NAFTA negotiations. CBC News 8/21/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim discussed the prevention of Islamic State radicalization by Western countries. France 24 8/21/2017

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer commented on the prospects of Western Balkan countries joining NATO. European Western Balkans 8/21/2017

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote about U.S. presidential appointees and aides under the Trump Administration. The Atlantic 8/20/2017

John McLaughlin commented on the terrorist attacks in Spain and other potential vulnerabilities in Europe. OZY 8/20/2017

Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Eric Edelman wrote about challenges in U.S.-Russia relations. The National Interest 8/20/2017

Abbas Kadhim commented on Iraq fighting the Islamic State to recapture Tal Afar. The National 8/20/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. The Associated Press 8/18/2017

Associate Director and Fellow at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Alexander Bick co-wrote about the U.S. national security strategy. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 8/17/2017

Abbas Kadhim commented on corrupt politicians in Iraq. The National 8/17/2017

Jenny Town commented on the U.S. using diplomacy with North Korea to build trust and influence. The Washington Post 8/16/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden commented on North Korea’s response to joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. USA Today 8/16/2017

Jenny Town commented on the brief de-escalation of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. MSNBC 8/16/2017

Joel Wit commented on tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The Christian Science Monitor 8/16/2017

Jenny Town commented on the confusing messages of U.S. policies toward North Korea. Sputnik News 8/16/2017

Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Francis J. Gavin and the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote about U.S. policies to mitigate North Korea’s nuclear threats. Bloomberg 8/15/2017

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum wrote about U.S. President Trump’s approach and strategy on relations with NATO. Foreign Affairs 8/15/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Chairman Robert L. Gallucci and Joel Wit commented on future negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea. The Washington Post 8/15/2017

Global Theory and History Lecturer Michael D. Mosettig wrote about points of contention in the NAFTA negotiations. PBS NewsHour 8/15/2017

Jae H. Ku commented on the difficulties in achieving negotiation talks between the U.S. and North Korea. The Christian Science Monitor 8/15/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed North Korea’s unwillingness to dismantle its nuclear weapons program and U.S. President Trump’s response to Charlottesville. CGTN’s The Heat 8/15/2017

Michael Madden is cited on North Korean rhetoric and threats of nuclear weapons. Sputnik News 8/15/2017

Michael Madden is cited on North Korea’s development of a more advanced submarine-launched ballistic missile. Korea JoongAng Daily 8/15/2017

Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett commented on U.S. President Trump’s military threats to Venezuela. The New York Times 8/14/2017

Hal Brands co-wrote about the pillars of realism and its contributions to American foreign policy. Commentary Magazine 8/14/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on diplomacy and negotiation to stop a nuclear war with North Korea. New York Post 8/14/2017

John McLaughlin commented on escalating rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea. OZY 8/13/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea using oil to stabilize its economy and leverage relationships with China and Russia. Bloomberg 8/13/2017

Christopher Sands commented on the tactics and approach of the chief NAFTA negotiator for the U.S. The Canadian Press 8/13/2017

Jenny Town discussed the consequence of escalating rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea. Sputnik News 8/13/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on ways to halt terrorist groups from expanding throughout the Middle East region. Newsweek 8/12/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the technology and capabilities of North Korean nuclear missiles. The Associated Press 8/12/2017

Jenny Town commented on UN sanctions on North Korea following its continued threats of nuclear weapons. Nikkei Asian Review 8/12/2017

Michael Madden discussed the security concerns and impacts of a destabilized North Korea on China. Sputnik News 8/12/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea could be preparing for submarine-based ballistic missile tests. The Hindu Times 8/12/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar John Merrill wrote about the potential for a military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea. Nikkei Asian Review 8/11/2017

Jenny Town commented on U.S. threats of military action against North Korea. The Financial Times 8/11/2017

Jenny Town commented on reports of informal talks between the U.S. and North Korea. Vox 8/11/2017

Joel Wit commented on ongoing threats between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea. Newsweek 8/10/2017

Jenny Town commented on U.S. rhetoric about North Korea worsening diplomatic relations. USA Today 8/10/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on no signs of preparations within North Korea for war mobilization efforts. CNBC 8/10/2017

Joel Wit commented on North Korea’s motivations to develop a nuclear program. The Huffington Post 8/10/2017

Jenny Town commented on the dangerous ramifications of U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric about North Korea. WIRED 8/10/2017

Joel Wit commented on joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea worsening tensions with North Korea. CNBC 8/10/2017

John Merrill commented on North Korea’s ties to Russia following the Korean War. The Christian Science Monitor 8/10/2017 

Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of China Studies Carla Freeman is cited on reasons China has an aversion to destabilize North Korea. Forbes 8/10/2017

Daniel Serwer discussed the difficult process for Kurdistan to seek independence. Rudaw 8/10/2017

Joel Wit commented on U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric intensifying relations with North Korea. Deutsche Welle 8/9/2017

Eliot A. Cohen wrote about the consequences of a potential Korean war. The Atlantic 8/9/2017