In The News, February 20 - March 8, 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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February 20 – March 8, 2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel commented on the U.S. attorney general’s contact with the Russian ambassador. The Federalist 3/8/2017 

Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations Daniel Hamilton commented on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s challenger Martin Schulz. Bloomberg 3/7/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit discussed the Trump administration negotiating with North Korea. The Christian Science Monitor 3/7/2017   

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim discussed U.S. policies on the Middle East including Yemen, Iran, and Syria. Foreign Policy’s The E.R. podcast 3/7/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Donald Jensen discussed Russia’s response to the EU's visa waiver for Georgia. Voice of America 3/7/2017 

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands discussed U.S. grand strategy under U.S. President Donald Trump. Pacific Pundit podcast 3/7/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Managing Director Andras Simonyi wrote about Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and the history of U.S.-Russia relations. The Hill 3/7/2017

Joel Wit discussed ramifications of North Korea launching banned ballistic missiles. New York Public Radio’s The Takeaway 3/6/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim wrote about U.S. President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The Huffington Post 3/6/2017

Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research and Director of the Master of Arts in Global Risk Filippo Taddei commented on the Eurozone economy. Khaleej Times 3/5/2017 

Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar David Satter discussed ties between the U.S. administration and Russia. Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien 3/4/2017

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin wrote about U.S. President Trump’s first address to Congress. 3/3/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Heidi Obermeyer wrote about U.S. relations with European Union members. The Hill 3/3/2017

Andras Simonyi co-wrote about Nordic countries' strong bonds with Minnesota. Pioneer Press 3/3/2017

David Satter is cited on Russia’s ties to the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and the invasion of Ukraine. Hungary Today 3/3/2017

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky discussed the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s record of diplomacy. Fox News 3/3/2017

John McLaughlin discussed an investigation of the Russian ambassador meeting with the U.S. attorney general. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports 3/2/2017

John McLaughlin discussed the U.S. attorney general's interaction with the Russian ambassador. PBS NewsHour 3/2/2017

Senior Advisor to the Dean Shamila Chaudhary commented on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Hill 3/2/2017  

Daniel Hamilton commented on a speaking engagement by the U.S. president’s son with ties to a pro-Russia group. ABC News 3/2/2017

John McLaughlin commented on motives for the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother. Voice of America 3/1/2017

Hal Brands and Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Eric Edelman wrote about U.S. military challenges. The Weekly Standard 3/1/2017

Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and Director of Asia Programs Kent E. Calder wrote about U.S. President Trump’s approach to diplomacy. Nikkei Asian Review 3/1/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow and emerge85 Co-director Afshin Molavi discussed U.S. President Trump’s first speech before Congress. CGTN’s The Heat 3/1/2017

Randa Slim commented on growing tensions between Israel and Hezbollah. The Christian Science Monitor 3/1/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony Blinken wrote about White House strategist Stephen Bannon. Foreign Policy 2/28/2017

Hal Brands wrote about U.S. defense spending. Bloomberg View 2/28/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about the U.S. private sector and international competitiveness. Forbes 2/28/2017

Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Charles Gati wrote about U.S. President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel. The Hill 2/28/2017

Matthew Rojansky wrote about Russia’s strategy on Ukraine. World Politics Review 2/28/2017

David Satter discussed Russia’s relations with Hungary and the U.S. Hungary Today 2/28/2017

Dean Vali Nasr discussed potential implications of the U.S. president renegotiating the Iran nuclear deal. Bloomberg 2/27/2017

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer discussed Russia’s interest in Montenegro joining NATO. European Western Balkans 2/27/2017

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot Cohen commented on U.S. President Trump’s pick for national security adviser. The New York Times 2/25/2017

Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne Krueger wrote about imports creating U.S. jobs. Project Syndicate 2/25/2017

Abbas Kadhim wrote about the Saudi minister of foreign affairs' visit to Baghdad. The Huffington Post 2/25/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate low-level activity at North Korean nuclear testing sites. Kyodo News 2/25/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden wrote about the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother. BBC 2/24/2017

China Studies Director David M. Lampton commented on U.S. President Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to China. Politico 2/23/2017

European and Eurasian Studies Scholar-in-Residence James Mann commented on U.S. President Trump’s approach to Chinese currency practices. The Financial Times 2/23/2017

Randa Slim is cited on the Syrian president and his regime’s actions on the ground amid peace talks. The Washington Post 2/23/2017

Antony Blinken discussed U.S.-European Union relations ahead of the U.S. vice president's visit to Brussels. CNN’s New Day 2/23/2017

Antony Blinken discussed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s travel and press interactions. CNN’s Wolf 2/22/2017

Daniel Serwer commented on U.S.-Israel relations. Washington Jewish Week 2/22/2017

Randa Slim wrote about Russia and Iran’s involvement in Syrian peace talks. The Middle East Institute’s Weekly Briefing 2/22/2017

Resident Professor of American History Joe Renouard wrote a blueprint for policymakers on improving U.S.-China relations. The National Interest 2/21/2017

Data from the China Africa Research Initiative is cited on Chinese profits from new ports, highways, and airports across Africa. The New York Times 2/21/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the influence of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The Sydney Morning Herald 2/21/2017

Afshin Molavi wrote about factors driving Pakistan’s rising economy. The Washington Post 2/21/2017

Antony Blinken discussed U.S. President Trump’s pick for national security adviser. CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees 2/20/2017

Shamila Chaudhary discussed women and diversity in the Trump administration. PRI’s The World 2/20/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Paul Isbell wrote about U.S. President Trump’s energy policies in the Trump administration. Eurasia Review 2/2/20/2017