In The News, December 19, 2017 - January 11, 2018

  

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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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December 19, 2017 - January 11, 2018

 



Dean Vali Nasr wrote about the future of the Iranian economy and politics following protests. The Atlantic 1/10/2018

China Studies Director David M. Lampton commented on increasing tensions in U.S.-China trade relations. The Los Angeles Times 1/10/2018

Master of Arts in Global Risk Director and the Bologna Institute for Policy Research Director Filippo Taddei commented on a proposal for a flat tax plan in Italy. The Financial Times 1/10/2018

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands discussed NAFTA renegotiations. CTV News 1/10/2018

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Adam J. Szubin is cited on sanctions established by individual states and the federal government. Sinclair Broadcast Group 1/10/2018

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil wrote about the crisis in Iran’s political leadership following recent protests. Foreign Policy 1/10/2018

Senior Fellow of American Foreign Policy David Rothkopf is cited on Israeli politics under the Netanyahu administration. The Washington Post 1/10/2018

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin and U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on the potential impacts of North Korea-South Korea talks on the U.S. The Cipher Brief 1/10/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town discussed the outcome of talks between North and South Korea. CGTN 1/10/2018

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote about Europe's misunderstanding of U.S. fiscal federalism. The Financial Times 1/9/2018

Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Francis J. Gavin wrote about the state of liberal world order. War on the Rocks 1/9/2018

Master of Arts in Global Policy Director Daniel Markey is cited on a strained period in U.S.-Pakistan relations. The National 1/9/2018

Associate Director of American Foreign Policy Charles A. Stevenson commented on plans for the U.S. president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos. BBC 1/9/2018

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer is cited on the factors limiting the effectiveness of Iranian protestors. Lawfare 1/9/2018

John McLaughlin commented on U.S. interests in talks between North and South Korea. The Cipher Brief 1/9/2018

emerge85 Co-director and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi wrote about migration and growth in major Asian cities. The National 1/9/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden commented on dialogue between North and South Korea to defuse nuclear tensions. Voice of America 1/9/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila N. Chaudhary is cited on Pakistan’s reaction to threatening rhetoric from the U.S. The Washington Post 1/8/2018

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote about former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wartime leadership. The Atlantic 1/8/2018

David M. Lampton commented on U.S. policy and approach towards China. The New Yorker 1/8/2018

Associate Director of Strategic Studies Mara Karlin commented on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. national security interests. Axios 1/8/2017

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote about U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration. Foreign Policy 1/8/2018

David Rothkopf wrote about changes in the basic rights and values of the State of Israel. Haaretz 1/8/2018

Jenny Town commented on the South Korean president’s progressive agenda and U.S.-South Korea relations. The Intercept 1/8/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Research Director James Person commented on similarities between North Korean leaders Kim Jong Un and Kim Il Sung. Newsweek 1/8/2018

Joel Wit co-wrote about the Winter Olympics possibly helping to defuse the North Korea nuclear crisis. The Atlantic 1/8/2018

Michael Madden commented on the Winter Olympics potentially reducing tensions between North and South Korea. CNN 1/8/2018

Global Policy Adjunct Assistant Professor Madiha Afzal discussed the future of Pakistan’s counterterrorism operations. TRT World Now 1/7/2018

David M. Lampton is cited on a tipping point in U.S.-China relations. South China Morning Post 1/6/2018

Sanam Vakil commented on the Iranian government’s use of social media to monitor society and groups. The Washington Post 1/6/2018

Michael Madden commented on North Korea’s political culture and leadership. Newsweek 1/6/2018

Sanam Vakil commented on Iran’s slow economic recovery. Arab News 1/6/2018

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s election victory as a result of attracting voters from the reformist movement. The Atlantic 1/5/2018

Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on U.S.-Pakistan relations following U.S. threats to withhold security assistance. Los Angeles Times 1/5/2018

Erik Jones discussed future EU political and governance challenges. Knowledge @ Wharton 1/5/2018 

Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White commented on Pakistan’s reaction to U.S. suspension of military aid. The Washington Post 1/5/2018

Mara Karlin and Strategic Studies Adjunct Lecturer Paula Thornhill wrote about the role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. War on the Rocks 1/5/2018

Hal Brands wrote about China’s regional influence in the Asia-Pacific. Bloomberg 1/5/2018

Daniel Markey commented on contrasting ways Russian and U.S. officials count the number of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan. The Cipher Brief 1/5/2018

Sanam Vakil commented on the social economic backgrounds and motives of Iranian protesters. Newsweek 1/5/2018

Joshua White commented on the consequences of the U.S. suspending security assistance to Pakistan. The Hindu 1/5/2018

Sanam Vakil commented on Iran’s economic challenges that triggered demonstrations. The Washington Post 1/5/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite imagery indicates North Korea may be preparing for another rocket test. Mirror 1/5/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on concerns about North Korea’s nuclear safety standards. Independent.ie 1/5/2018

Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on the history of U.S. relations with Pakistan, and reaction to U.S. policies under the Trump administration. Slate 1/4/2018

Eliot A. Cohen is cited on U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric towards North Korea. The Christian Science Monitor 1/4/2018

Madiha Afzal discussed Pakistan’s reaction to U.S. rhetoric and threats to cut security aid. NPR 1/4/2018

Daniel Markey is cited on a more coercive U.S. approach towards Pakistan. The Express Tribune 1/4/2018

Sanam Vakil wrote about Iran’s supreme leader benefiting from U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric. The Guardian 1/4/2018

Mara Karlin commented on possible escalation of protests in Iran. Axios 1/4/2018

Sanam Vakil commented on ways the Iranian government is using technology to discourage protesters. WIRED 1/4/2018

Jenny Town commented on dialogue between North and South Korea deescalating tensions. Mic 1/4/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Michael Chase commented on China’s military drills and cyberattacks deterring diplomacy in the region. Taipei Times 1/4/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the potential risks of a North Korean nuclear meltdown. The Telegraph 1/4/2018

Shamila N. Chaudhary wrote about the impact of U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric on U.S-Pakistan relations. NPR 1/3/2018

Eliot A. Cohen wrote about North Korea as a threat to the U.S. The Atlantic 1/3/2018

David Rothkopf wrote about American foreign policies toward Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea. Los Angeles Times 1/3/2018

Daniel Markey discussed a shift in American foreign policy following U.S. restriction of aid to Pakistan. BBC 1/3/2018

David Rothkopf commented on global reaction to the U.S. suspending security aid to Pakistan. USA Today 1/3/2018

Sanam Vakil discussed economic reasons motivating demonstrators in Iran. CNBC 1/3/2018

Daniel Markey commented on missteps in the Trump administration’s approach towards Pakistan. The Cipher Brief 1/3/2018

Michael Madden wrote about the challenges of North and South Korea competing in the Winter Olympics. BBC 1/3/2018

Sanam Vakil wrote about the ramifications of unrest and protests in Iran. New York Daily News 1/3/2018

African Studies Lecturer Seth Kaplan wrote about Chinese economic strategies as a model for developing countries. The American Interest 1/3/2018

Madiha Afzal discussed the tone and priority of U.S. policy towards Pakistan under the Trump administration. The Brookings Institution’s 5 on 45 podcast 1/3/2018

Jenny Town commented on the exchange of insults between the leaders of North Korea and the U.S.  Mic 1/3/2018

Michael Madden commented on the benefits of North Korea participating in the Winter Olympics. Vice News 1/3/2018

Sanam Vakil commented on reactions in the Middle East to protests in Iran. Deutsche Welle 1/3/2018

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Donald N. Jensen wrote about Russia’s announcement to scale back its presence in Syria. CEPA’s This Week in Info War 1/3/2018

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Aylin Noi commented on tensions in Turkey-U.S. relations. Daily Sabah 1/3/2018

Eliot A. Cohen is cited on the severity and danger of U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric towards North Korea. The New York Times 1/2/2018

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on economic stagnation as a source of unrest in Iran. Lawfare 1/2/2018

Adjunct Lecturer of Global Policy Kelly Magsamen discussed U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric about North Korea. CNN 1/2/2018

Sanam Vakil commented on the Iranian government’s response to protests. NBC News 1/2/2018

David Rothkopf commented on U.S. response to protests in Iran. USA Today 1/2/2018

Christopher Sands commented on the consequences of potentially abolishing NAFTA. GM Authority 1/2/2018

Jenny Town commented on North Korea-South Korea talks about the Olympics potentially leading to more dialogue in the future. Sinclair Broadcast Group 1/2/2018

Kelly Magsamen discussed U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric undermining South Korean diplomacy. CNN 1/2/2018

John McLaughlin wrote about the U.S. president’s biggest international challenges ahead in 2018. OZY 1/1/2018

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the significance of protests in Iran and U.S. reaction. CNN 12/31/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about the global implications of changes to the U.S. corporate tax rate. Forbes 12/31/2017

Christopher Sands commented on the advantages and disadvantages of bilateral agreements that could potentially replace NAFTA. Automotive News 12/29/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed U.S. President Trump’s foreign policy approach. CGTN 12/29/2017

John McLaughlin is cited on a link between Soviet intelligence training manuals and the Russia investigation. The Daily Beast 12/29/2017

European and Eurasian Studies Senior Adjunct Professor Gianfranco Pasquino commented on the tenure of Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. The New York Times 12/28/2017

Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Charles Gati wrote about the legacy of Zbigniew Brzezinski. Politico 12/28/2017

David M. Lampton commented on U.S.-China relations. South China Morning Post 12/28/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Benjamin Creutzfeldt co-wrote about President-elect Sebastián Piñera of Chile. Miami Herald 12/28/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea is assembling an operational ballistic missile submarine. Newsweek 12/28/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea is rapidly developing a ballistic missile submarine. International Business Times 12/28/2017

Afshin Molavi wrote about the top global stories of 2017. The Washington Post 12/27/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea is working rapidly to develop a ballistic missile submarine. The Christian Science Monitor 12/27/2017

Resident Professor of American Studies Joe Renouard wrote about China-Japan relations 80 years after the Nanjing Massacre. The Diplomat 12/26/2017

Kelly Magsamen discussed Russia’s offer to mediate between the U.S. and North Korea. CNN 12/26/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony Blinken commented on Russian disinformation threats targeting the U.S. The Washington Post 12/25/2017

Daniel Serwer commented on mechanisms to prevent a Saudi-Iranian cold war. The Arab Weekly 12/24/2017

Christopher Sands commented on the potential outcomes of dissolving NAFTA. iPolitics 12/24/2017

Kelly Magsamen commented on restrictions to recently adopted UN sanctions on North Korea. CNN 12/24/2017

Daniel Serwer commented on a proposed mandate to abolish the Kosovo war crimes court. Voice of America 12/23/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Director Jae H. Ku commented on newly adopted UN sanctions on North Korea. The New York Times 12/22/2017

Kelly Magsamen discussed tensions potentially rising between North and South Korea. CNN 12/22/2017

Professor of History and International Studies Mark Gilbert is cited on the uncertainty of Italy’s general election outcome. CNN 12/21/20127

Hal Brands co-wrote about various options for America’s South China Sea strategy. Defense One 12/21/2017

Christopher Sands discussed Canada’s current tax reform plans. BNN 12/21/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed the U.S. announcement to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. CGTN 12/21/2017

Mara Karlin is cited on the U.S. military balancing priorities to remain a global power. War on the Rocks 12/21/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Niklas Swanström commented on China’s investments in green technology. Xinhua 12/21/2017

Christopher Sands wrote about opportunities for Canada in the U.S. National Security Strategy. Intrepid 12/20/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Curtis Melvin commented on the limited impact of sanctions against North Korea. CNN 12/20/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korean hackers and cyberattacks. USA Today 12/20/2017

Michael Madden commented on the North Korean leader paying tribute to his father on the sixth anniversary of his death. Newsweek 12/19/2017

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs wrote about British Prime Minister Theresa May and Brexit. Foreign Affairs 12/19/2017