In The News, January 30 - February 26, 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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January 30 - February 26, 2018
 



Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid commented on the history of Russian officials taking measures to hack the Olympics. The Washington Post 2/24/2018 

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote about comparisons between the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrationsForeign Policy 2/23/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on new sanctions against North Korea imposed by the U.S. The New York Times 2/23/2018

emerge85 Co-director and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi discussed the future of the Iran nuclear deal. CGTN America 2/23/2018

Associate Director of Strategic Studies Mara Karlin wrote about challenges for militaries in fragile states. Task & Purpose 2/22/2018

Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White commented on the Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. The New York Times 2/22/2018

Hal Brands wrote about U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the indictment of Russians accused of tampering with the U.S. elections. Bloomberg 2/22/2018

Thomas Rid commented on Germany’s lack of response to U.S. claims of Russia using NotPetya malware in hacking attacks. Handelsblatt Global 2/22/2018

Senior Fellow of American Foreign Policy David Rothkopf is cited on responses from the U.S. president and the NRA to a school shooting. USA Today 2/22/2018

Adjunct Lecturer of China Studies Michael S. Chase commented on the U.S. strengthening engagement with Taiwan on defense and security. The Cipher Brief 2/22/2018

Hal Brands discussed the history of American grand strategy. Council on Foreign Relations’ The President's Inbox 2/22/2018

Conflict Management Adjunct Lecturer Edward P. Joseph wrote about reactions to a new report on U.S. strategy toward the Balkans. Balkan Insight 2/22/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden commented on the public shaming of North Korean athletes who competed in the Olympics. Mirror 2/22/2018

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum wrote about the anniversary of historic international events during 1968. The American Interest 2/21/2018

Afshin Molavi wrote about steps to achieve economic success in Tunisia. Arab News 2/21/2018

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi commented on the biggest threat facing Europe. Carnegie Europe 2/21/2018

Mara Karlin wrote about the possibility of another war between Israel and Hezbollah. Foreign Affairs 2/21/2018

Michael Madden commented on the public shaming of North Korean athletes who participated in the Olympics. National Post 2/21/2018

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the Saudi-Iran rivalry and history of conflicts in the Middle East. PBS Frontline 2/20/2018

Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Francis J. Gavin wrote about the study of international relations at institutions of higher education. Foreign Policy 2/20/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony J. Blinken discussed U.S. President Trump’s approach to Russia. CNN Newsroom 2/20/2018

Michael Madden commented on prominent figures in the North Korean regime. Fox News 2/20/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite imagery indicates North Korea is near completion of a light water reactor at a nuclear facility. The Korea Herald 2/20/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite imagery indicates construction progress at a North Korea nuclear site. Jiji Press 2/20/2018

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote about the Munich Security Conference. The Atlantic 2/19/2018

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin wrote about the relationship between the intelligence community and U.S. Congress. OZY 2/19/2018

Thomas Rid commented on reactions from the Obama administration and U.S. intelligence community to the Russia disinformation campaign. The Wall Street Journal 2/19/2018

Hal Brands wrote about U.S. reaction to China’s rapidly rising influence in East Asia. The National Interest 2/19/2018

Thomas Rid commented on Twitter and YouTube’s capabilities in detecting and blocking criminal accounts. The Wall Street Journal 2/18/2018

Master of Arts in Global Policy Director Daniel S. Markey commented on U.S. policies toward India. The New York Times 2/17/2018

Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and Director of Asia Programs Kent E. Calder wrote about diplomacy between North Korea, South Korea, the U.S., and Japan during the Olympics. Kyodo News 2/16/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town commented on the public scrutiny and political impact of North Koreans attending the Olympics. The New York Times 2/16/2018

Global Policy Adjunct Assistant Professor Madiha Afzal discussed her book, Pakistan Under Siege. The Brookings Institution 2/16/2018

Daniel S. Markey commented on U.S. pressure to add Pakistan to a watch list for terrorism financing. The Associated Press 2/16/2018

Thomas Rid commented on Russian disinformation tactics during the U.S. elections. WIRED 2/16/2018

Jenny Town commented on the consequences of media attention on North Korea during the Winter Olympics. Think Progress 2/16/2018

Thomas Rid is cited on NotPetya malware being the most devastating cyberattack to date. E&E News’ Energy Wire 2/16/2018

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on U.S. policy towards Iran and the reasons for instability in the Middle East. The Washington Post 2/15/2018

Francis J. Gavin wrote about the Nuclear Posture Review. War on the Rocks 2/15/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on some White House officials having access to classified information despite interim security clearance. The Cleveland Plain Dealer 2/15/2018

Hal Brands wrote about the long-term implications of U.S. retreat from the global arena. Bloomberg 2/15/2018

Thomas Rid commented on reaction to U.S. claims that Russia used NotPetya malware in hacking attacks. WIRED 2/15/2018

Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Lisel Hintz commented on U.S.-Turkey relations. Ahval News 2/15/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Curtis Melvin commented on North Korea increasing spending and construction for sport facilities. CNBC 2/15/2018 

Thomas Rid discussed cybersecurity and the Russia investigation. War on the Rocks 2/14/2018

Afshin Molavi commented on Cambodian companies as alternatives to Chinese factories. CNBC 2/14/2018

Lisel Hintz commented on the U.S. aiding the Kurdish people in Syria. Kurdistan 24 2/14/2018

Jenny Town commented on the minimal coverage of the Olympics by North Korean state media. The Huffington Post 2/14/2018

Michael Madden commented on the North Korean leader and ruling family’s fondness of winter sports. USA Today 2/14/2018

Latin American Studies Adjunct Lecturer Benjamin N. Gedan co-wrote about conflicts over Argentina’s energy plans. Americas Quarterly 2/14/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the potential capabilities and vulnerabilities of North Korea missiles. Asia Times 2/14/2018

Dean Vali Nasr wrote about Iran’s regional influence and political disorder in the Middle East. Foreign Affairs 2/13/2018

Mara Karlin commented on the shift in U.S. national security strategies under the Trump administration. Foreign Affairs 2/13/2018

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Sarah Marie Jordaan co-wrote about a proposal for cross-sector collaborations to reduce methane emissions. The Conversation 2/13/2018

Mara Karlin wrote about the aftermath of the Syrian conflict and the implications for the U.S. The Brookings Institution’s Order From Chaos 2/13/2018

Michael Madden wrote about reactions to a photograph of the North Korean leader and top officials released by state media. BBC News 2/13/2018

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer is cited on Kosovo’s efforts to ratify a border agreement with Montenegro. RTK Live 2/12/2018

David Rothkopf wrote about the similarities of ethno-nationalism in the leadership of Israel and the U.S. Haaretz 2/12/2018

Hal Brands wrote about the implications of a recently approved U.S. budget deal on defense strategy and stability. The Weekly Standard 2/12/2018

Jenny Town commented on the behavior and demeanor of North Korean cheerleaders at the Winter Olympics. The New York Times 2/12/2018

Sarah Marie Jordaan is cited on the development of policies by the government and industry to reduce methane emissions. Washington Examiner 2/12/2018

Afshin Molavi discussed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s trip to the Middle East. CGTN America 2/12/2018

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on his book, The Dispensable Nation. Daily Times 2/11/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar William R. McKinney commented on U.S. flexibility in potential talks with North Korea. Bloomberg Politics 2/11/2018

Daniel Serwer commented on the possibility of an agreement between Greece and Macedonia. Voice of America 2/11/2018

Lisel Hintz commented on the Turkish president’s meeting with Pope Francis. The Arab Weekly 2/11/2018  

Center for Transatlantic Relations Non-Resident Fellow Taras Kuzio wrote about reform efforts in Ukraine. The Hill 2/11/2018

Michael Madden commented on the unified Korean ice hockey team in the Winter Olympics. CNN 2/10/2018

Michael Madden commented on the role of the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong in the regime. USA Today 2/10/2018

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky is cited on U.S.-Russia relations. The Daily Item 2/9/2018

Afshin Molavi and Jenny Town discussed China-U.S. relations on trade and security. CGTN America 2/9/2018

Michael Madden is cited on the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong. Newsweek 2/9/2018

Jenny Town commented on the popularity and influence of South Korean music K-pop. Think Progress 2/9/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on estimated fatalities and injuries from a potential North Korean nuclear attack on Seoul. South China Morning Post 2/9/2018

Hal Brands commented on the risk for escalating tensions following U.S. air strikes on Syrian forces. The Washington Times 2/8/2018

Jenny Town discussed the history of North Korean military parades and North-South Korean diplomacy during the Winter Olympics. CGTN’s World Insight 2/8/2018

Curtis Melvin commented on North Korea’s relations with Singapore-based nonprofit Choson Exchange. Quartz 2/8/2018

Michael Madden commented on the North Korean leader’s interests in sports as a path to international diplomacy. International Business Times 2/8/2018

Michael Madden is cited on North-South Korea diplomacy at the Olympics. Bustle 2/8/2018

Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Bob van der Zwaan commented on a study about fossil fuel subsidies and global warming. Pacific Standard 2/7/2018

John McLaughlin wrote about North Africa as a potential location for future terrorist exploitations. OZY 2/7/2018

Curtis Melvin is cited on the North Korean leader investing 6 percent of the country’s budget on sports. The New York Times 2/7/2018

Michael Madden wrote about the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong heading the delegation to the Olympics. BBC News 2/7/2018

Federiga Bindi commented on Italy’s political challenges and its role in international relations. Carnegie Europe 2/7/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite imagery indicates an estimated 13,000 troops preparing for a military parade. CNBC 2/7/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on reactions to North Korea’s military parade. National Post 2/7/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite imagery shows approximately 13,000 North Korean troops practicing for a military parade. Korea JoongAng Daily 2/7/2018

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil commented on the Iranian president releasing a report on the country's mandatory hijab law. CNN 2/6/2018

Eliot A. Cohen commented on the claims of U.S. President Trump embracing fascism and authoritarian ideals. The Huffington Post 2/6/2018

Hal Brands wrote about the U.S. secretary of state’s views on the Monroe Doctrine. Bloomberg 2/6/2018

Sarah Marie Jordaan commented on a study about liquefied natural gas and greenhouse gas reductions. Business In Vancouver 2/6/2018

Sarah Marie Jordaan is cited on the importance of integrating science, politics, and economics in developing environmental policies. Petro Industry News 2/6/2018

The China Africa Research Initiative is cited on an increase in China-Africa trade from 2000 to 2014. The East African 2/6/2018

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones commented on a possible contender for vice president of the European Central Bank. CNBC 2/5/2018

Thomas Rid discussed the use of fake accounts on Twitter to spread disinformation online. PBS NewsHour 2/5/2018

David Rothkopf wrote about comparisons between political crises in the Trump and Nixon administrations. Los Angeles Times 2/5/2018

Benjamin N. Gedan co-wrote about Chile as a leader in advancing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Global Americans 2/5/2018

Michael Madden commented on the potential outcome of North-South Korea diplomacy at the Olympics. The Orange County Register 2/5/2018

Michael Mandelbaum wrote about the history of the Super Bowl. The American Interest 2/4/2018

Jenny Town commented on U.S.-South Korea relations ahead of the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s Asia trip. The Washington Post 2/4/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act following the White House release of a Republican memo. Akron Beacon Journal 2/3/2018

China Studies Director David M. Lampton commented on U.S. President Trump’s lavish visit to China last year. Business Insider 2/2/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on the intelligence oversight process following the White House release of a Republican memo. NPR’s National Security 2/2/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Chairman Robert Gallucci commented on the potential for escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The Mercury 2/2/2018

John McLaughlin commented on the White House declassifying and releasing a GOP memo. NBC News 2/2/2018

Curtis Melvin commented on the cultural and linguistic differences between North and South Korean communication. The Los Angeles Times 2/2/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act following the White House release of a Republican memo. Roll Call 2/2/2018

Curtis Melvin is cited on satellite imagery indicating rapid construction at a tourism complex in North Korea. NK News 2/2/2018

John McLaughlin discussed the consequences of the White House releasing a GOP memo. Channel 4 News 2/2/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images show North Korea preparing for a military parade. Korea JoongAng Daily 2/2/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on the Trump administration’s overall South Asia policy. Voice of America 2/1/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on the White House releasing a Republican memo. The Cipher Brief 2/1/2018

Lisel Hintz commented on the political impact of the Turkish military operation in Afrin. The Globe Post Turkey 2/1/2018

Thomas Rid commented on the Olympics as a high-profile target for hackers. WIRED 2/1/2018

Daniel S. Markey commented on the consequences of U.S. strategy towards Afghanistan. The Cipher Brief 2/1/2018

John McLaughlin discussed the potential implications of releasing a GOP memo about the FBI’s surveillance authority. NPR’s All Things Considered 2/1/2018

Mara Karlin commented on U.S. President Trump’s remarks about defense strategy during his first State of the Union address. The Brookings Institution 2/1/2018

Lisel Hintz discussed Turkey’s foreign policies toward the U.S. and Syria. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2/1/2018

Director of International Law and Organizations Ruth Wedgwood commented on the UN’s mission to provide food aid. PassBlue 1/31/2018

Global Theory and History Lecturer Michael D. Mosettig wrote about the ramifications of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. PBS NewsHour 1/31/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about U.S. President Trump’s support of bilateral trade deals. Forbes 1/31/2018

Benjamin N. Gedan commented on U.S. relations with Latin America. The Los Angeles Times 1/31/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act following the White House release of a Republican memo. U.S. News 1/30/2018

Curtis Melvin commented on North Korea’s plan for special economic zones for foreign investments. The Wall Street Journal 1/30/2018

Sarah Marie Jordaan is cited on Canadian exports of liquefied natural gas and greenhouse gas implications. The C.D. Howe Institute 1/30/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea’s ground-force readiness. The Telegraph 1/30/2018