In The News, December 7, 2016 - January 10, 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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December 7, 2016 – January 10, 2017

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones commented on a proposed plan by two Italian banks to settle shareholder lawsuits. CNBC 1/10/2017

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil discussed Iranian foreign policy. The National 1/9/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit discussed North Korea's nuclear weapon capabilities. NPR Morning Edition 1/9/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on transition in Iran following the death of a former president. The New York Times 1/8/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Fellow Michael Madden discussed the influence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. International Business Times 1/8/2017

Adjunct Professor of Japan Studies Rust Deming commented on continuity in U.S.-Japan relations. Kyodo News 1/8/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow David Satter discussed possible ties between President-elect Donald Trump and the Russian president. Background Briefing 1/8/2016

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot Cohen discussed his book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force. The Cipher Brief 1/6/2017

Global Policy Program Director Daniel Markey wrote about U.S.-Pakistan relations under a Trump administration. Foreign Policy 1/6/2016

Eliot Cohen discussed his book, The Big Stick, and the relationship between the intelligence community and the U.S. administration. CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees 1/4/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute estimated North Korea's ballistic missile could deliver a nuclear warhead to targets that could reach the U.S. east coast. The Atlantic 1/4/2017

Erik Jones discussed the vulnerabilities of Italy's banking sector. CNBC 1/3/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi discussed the top stories of 2016 including terrorism, Brexit, G20 and the U.S. elections. The Heat CGTN 1/3/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Managing Director András Simonyi wrote about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy. The Hill 1/2/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow David Cadier wrote about the future of France-Russia relations. The National Interest 1/2/2017

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin wrote about U.S. sanctions against Russia. OZY 1/2/2017

Dean Vali Nasr discussed President Barack Obama's evolving approach to military action in the Afghan War. The New York Times 1/1/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about the relationship between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the Russian president. Forbes 12/31/2016

David Satter wrote about the future of U.S.-Russia relations and a "reset" of policies under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The Hill 12/31/2016

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor Hal Brands discussed global geostrategic challenges and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russian Roulette CSIC 12/30/2016

Dean Vali Nasr commented on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's "America first" approach to promote U.S. interests. The Washington Post 12/29/2016

Korea Studies Adjunct Professor Alexandre Mansourov wrote about the achievements of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Washington Times 12/29/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin commented on Egypt's relationship with Syria. RT 12/29/2016

Erik Jones wrote about the debate on how multinational companies are taxed following an EU ruling that ordered Apple to pay Ireland in unpaid taxes. EastOnline 12/29/2016

Dean Vali Nasr commented on Secretary of State John Kerry's vision for diplomacy and use of U.S. power to resolve conflict. CNN 12/28/2016

David Cadier commented on closer ties between France and Germany under the presidency of François Fillon. The Wall Street Journal 12/28/2016

Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and Director of Asia Programs Kent E. Calder wrote about the Japanese prime minister visiting Pearl Harbor. Asia Times 12/27/2016

Director of China Studies David M. Lampton wrote about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's appointee for U.S. ambassador to China. South China Morning Post 12/27/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Dennis Halpin commented on the significance of the Japanese prime minister visiting Pearl Harbor. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser 12/26/2016

David Satter discussed the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. FrontPage Magazine 12/26/2016

Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing wrote about the fall of Syrian city Aleppo and its impact on the Middle East. The American Interest 12/24/2016

Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow John Lipsky discussed the biggest risks for the global economy. Bloomberg 12/23/2016

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer commented on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's approach to the Middle East and Russia. The Globe and Mail 12/23/2016

African Studies Adjunct Lecturer Karim Mezran discussed continued political chaos and threats of extremism in Libya. teleSUR 12/23/2016

Senior Advisor to the Dean Shamila Chaudhary discussed U.S.-Israel relations under a Trump administration. CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees 12/22/2016

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum commented on President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy. The Associated Press 12/22/2016

Conflict Management Assistant Professor Sinisa Vukovic and Conflict Management Lecturer Edward P. Joseph wrote about Montenegro's bid to join NATO. Foreign Affairs 12/22/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky wrote about Ambassador George F. Kennan's containment strategy during the Cold War. Foreign Policy 12/22/2016

David Satter wrote about the dangers of the U.S. partnering with Russia on the war on terrorism. Foreign Affairs 12/22/2016

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies and China Studies Michael S. Chase wrote about U.S.-China relations and Taiwan. The National Interest 12/22/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Researcher Curtis Melvin said satellite images indicate North Korea is building sanatoriums for veterans of the Korean War. Yonhap News Agency 12/22/2016

Joel Wit commented on the Trump administration's policies toward South Korea and North Korea. Korea JoongAng Daily 12/22/2016

Shamila Chaudhary discussed concerns in the diplomatic community about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees 12/21/2016

Eliot Cohen discussed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's foreign-policy doctrine. The New York Times 12/21/2016

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs wrote about the German chancellor and the future of liberal democratic order. Foreign Policy 12/21/2016

John McLaughlin wrote about three reasons Russia has an interest in Ukraine. OZY 12/21/2016

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands commented on U.S.-Canada relations and President-elect Donald Trump's appointee to lead a trade council. The Globe and Mail 12/21/2016

African Studies Lecturer Mvemba Dizolele commented on discontent and violence in Congo following the president’s refusal to step down. The Washington Post 12/20/2016

Shamila Chaudhary wrote about diplomatic concerns over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tweets. Politico 12/20/2016

Daniel Serwer commented on a reported meeting between a U.S. national security adviser appointee and Austria's Freedom Party. The Huffington Post 12/20/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Shirin Tahir-Kheli discussed Japan's role in reform of the UN Security Council. Kyodo News 12/20/2016

SAIS Europe Director Michael G. Plummer commented on U.S. interest rate hikes impacting the value of Malaysia's currency. StarBiz 12/20/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korean submarine activity. Stars and Stripes 12/20/2016

Daniel Serwer discussed U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's appointees for national security advisers. Background Briefing 12/20/2016

Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations Daniel Hamilton commented on the aftermath of a Berlin attack during an election year. Bloomberg 12/19/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Researcher Yonho Kim discussed trilateral relations between China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. CCTV The Heat 12/19/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Scholar-in-Residence James Mann wrote about President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy team. The New York Times 12/17/2016

Daniel Serwer commented on Kurdistan's independence from Iraq and vulnerabilities that ISIS could exploit in the future. The Huffington Post 12/17/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed Russia and Iran's roles in the Syrian war. NPR All Things Considered 12/16/2016

Associate Director of American Foreign Policy Charles A. Stevenson commented on President-elect Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy. The Los Angeles Times 12/16/2016

Mvemba Dizolele is cited on Congo election delays and leadership under President Joseph Kabila. NPR 12/16/2016

Dean Vali Nasr's book, The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future, is cited on Shia Islamism. Jewish News 12/16/2016

Dean Vali Nasr said Iranians are worried about President-elect Donald Trump's appointees for military and national security advisers. Newsweek 12/15/2016

Erik Jones commented on a possible vote on labor market reform in Italy and the legacy of former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. CNBC 12/15/2016

Joel Wit discussed policy recommendations for the Trump administration in future denuclearization negotiations with North Korea. Yonhap News Agency 12/15/2016

John McLaughlin discussed the challenges ahead for the CIA under the Trump administration including an investigation of Russian cyber-attacks. NPR Morning Edition 12/14/2016

Daniel Serwer commented on the likeliness of ISIS returning to insurgent tactics. CNN 12/14/2016

Professor of History and International Studies Mark Gilbert wrote about a potential crisis of governance in the aftermath of Italy's referendum. Foreign Affairs 12/14/2016

Daniel Markey discussed the Trump administration pursuing closer relations with India. Council on Foreign Relations 12/14/2016

Michael G. Plummer estimated a delay of the launch of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by even one year would represent a $77 billion permanent loss. China-U.S. Focus 12/14/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim discussed next steps in the Syrian war following the end of military operations in Aleppo. PBS NewsHour 12/13/2016

Curtis Melvin is cited on the market economy in North Korea. The Diplomat 12/13/2016

Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business Pravin Krishna wrote about economic reform in India and the potential benefits. The Times of India 12/13/2016

Hal Brands wrote on assumptions about American grand strategy following the Cold War era. War on the Rocks 12/13/2016

John McLaughlin discussed President-elect Donald Trump's reaction to Russian hacking reports and next steps for the U.S. MSNBC 12/12/2016

Matthias Matthijs wrote about the impact of Brexit on the European Union and future global trade deals. Foreign Affairs 12/12/2016

David M. Lampton wrote about challenges ahead for the Trump administration in addressing East Asia. The National Interest 12/12/2016

Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies David W. Ellwood wrote about Italy's investments in the global wine and food markets. CPD Blog 12/12/2016

David M. Lampton discussed the direction of U.S.-China relations under the Trump administration. C-Span Washington Journal 12/11/2016

Korea Studies Lecturer Eunjung Lim discussed impeachment proceedings in South Korea. CCTV World Insight 12/10/2016

Erik Jones discussed the aftermath of Italy's referendum. Sputnik News Red Line 12/10/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute predicted North Korea has technology to develop intercontinental missiles by 2020. Press TV 12/10/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim wrote about the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq. The Huffington Post 12/09/2016

Eunjung Lim discussed corruption in South Korean politics following a vote to impeach the president for constitutional violations. The Cipher Brief 12/9/2016

Dennis Halpin discussed a mediator to assist with a U.S.-North Korea peace treaty. NK News 12/9/2016

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on a new approach to Islam by the next generation of Islamic preachers. Foreign Policy 12/8/2016

Mark Gilbert discussed Italy's referendum being a victory for conservatism. World Politics Review 12/8/2016

Curtis Melvin said satellite images indicate North Korea is constructing a private runway for the personal use of its leader. Yonhap News Agency 12/8/2016

Professor of American Foreign Policy Piero Gleijeses wrote about Cuban support in the African liberation movement. Oxford University Press Blog 12/8/2016

Hal Brands wrote about continuity and changes in American grand strategy under President Barack Obama. The Washington Quarterly 12/7/2016

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Ling Chen commented on the Chinese government's efforts to address environmental issues. Foreign Policy 12/7/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi discussed cooperation between NATO and the EU. Carnegie Europe 12/7/2016