In The News, June 21 - July 7, 2016


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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 several times a month by the Office of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives.

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June 21 – July 7, 2016

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer discussed NATO-Russia relations and the fight against Islamic State extremists. Voice of America 7/7/2016 

European Studies Adjunct Professor Christopher Chivvis said Russia has demonstrated deep hostility to Europe's security. The Cipher Brief 7/6/2016

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote about Europe's path to progress following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The Washington Post 7/5/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi commented on U.S. efforts to pressure Iran to release two imprisoned Americans. Politico 7/5/2016

Strategic Studies Program Director Eliot A. Cohen said Britain's vote to leave the European Union can be interpreted as a failure of elites. The American Interest 7/5/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about how the U.K. may have the upper hand following Britain's vote to leave the EU. Gulf News 7/5/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Program Coordinator Heidi Obermeyer said NATO should apply approaches from the technology industry to implement defense policy. Atlantic Community 7/5/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim discussed U.S. involvement in Iraq following a terror attack in Baghdad. France 24 The Debate 7/4/2016

Daniel Serwer said the Kosovo government has reacted vigorously and effectively against Islamic extremists. The Weekly Standard 7/4/2016

Christopher Chivvis discussed possible defense and security implications of Britain's vote to leave the EU. Washington Journal C-Span 7/2/2016

SAIS Europe Director Michael G. Plummer estimated the Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost American incomes by $131 billion. The New York Times 7/1/2016

Afshin Molavi wrote about iconic American brands that are now owned by foreign companies. Bloomberg View 7/1/2016

Global Policy Program Director Daniel S. Markey wrote about how the U.S. could foster peaceful Indo-Pakistani relations. The American Interest 7/1/2016

Dean Acheson Professor David P. Calleo discussed the Maastricht Summit following the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The Australian Financial Review 7/1/2016

Daniel Serwer reviewed Why Leaders Fight, a book that argues why leaders are important to the decision to go to war. War on the Rocks 7/1/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed strategies implemented by the U.S. to counter ISIS. CNN 6/30/2016

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands wrote about the North American Leaders' Summit. The Wall Street Journal 6/30/2016

Christopher Sands discussed how U.S. politicians differ in addressing the global economy. The Exchange, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 6/30/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin wrote about the U.S. and other big powers using human rights issues as political weapons. Asia Times 6/30/2016

International Development Program Director Deborah Bräutigam discussed Chinese investments in Africa. China File 6/30/2016

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs said the Brexit vote has left U.K. politics in its deepest crisis since World War II. The Washington Post 6/29/2016

Christopher Sands said the issues of trade and Brexit will be on the agenda at the North American Leaders' Summit in Canada. Time 6/29/2016

The China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) reported Angola was the largest recipient of Chinese loans between 2000 and 2014 in Sub-Saharan Africa with $21.2 billion. Bloomberg 6/29/2016

Professorial Lecturer in American Foreign Policy Charles Stevenson discussed the gap between U.S. spending in diplomacy and defenseNewsweek 6/29/2016

Erik Jones discussed the best-case scenario for Britain following the Brexit vote and the economic impact on the Eurozone. Marketplace 6/29/2016

Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing wrote about environmentalism in the U.S. and Europe. The American Interest 6/29/2016

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin discussed the procedures of an intelligence briefing for a U.S. president. OZY 6/29/2016

Daniel Serwer explained why the Brexit vote could be detrimental for the Balkan states. Anadolu Agency 6/29/2016

Christopher Sands discussed the history and accomplishments of the North American Leaders' Summit. Critical Questions, Center for Strategic & International Studies 6/29/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Tim Oliver said Brexit has created more questions about British politics. Cyprus Mail 6/29/2016

Christopher Sands wrote about the significance of the Canadian prime minister hosting his first North American Leaders' Summit. Global Public Affairs 6/29/2016

Christopher Sands also said the Canadian prime minister wants to unify economic and political ties at the leaders' summit. The Wall Street Journal 6/28/2016

Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Kent E. Calder commented on an economic corridor agreement between China, Russia, and Mongolia. The Diplomat 6/28/2016

Erik Jones explained the surge in Irish passport applications in the wake of the Brexit voteMarketplace 6/28/2016

Christopher Sands said Canadians have not been targeted directly in U.S. presidential campaigns, but still react defensively to protectionist rhetoric used by some candidatesReuters 6/27/2016

Matthias Matthijs said the U.K. will continue to play a lead role when it comes to international intelligence, despite Britain’s departure from the EU. NPR 6/27/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Managing Director András Simonyi wrote about Nordic countries serving as a model to Europe in balancing capitalism and the welfare state. The Huffington Post 6/27/2016

The China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) reported Angola has received a quarter of all the loans China has granted to African countries in the last 15 years. Macauhub 6/27/2016

Matthias Matthijs discussed the future of British government, including a lame-duck prime minister and divided party. The Washington Post 6/26/2016

Erik Jones said the Brexit referendum poses the challenge of trying to figure out how to disintegrate, rather than how to integrate Europe. The Cipher Brief 6/26/2016

Christopher Sands discussed why the U.S. response to Brexit will affect Canadian exports. The Canadian Press 6/26/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Researcher Curtis Melvin said satellite images show North Korea has erected statues of the country's founder and his son. Yonhap News Agency 6/26/2016

Daniel Serwer said a potential outcome of Brexit could mean less support of U.S. efforts in the Middle East. CNN 6/25/2016

Harry Broadman wrote about how Britain's exit from the EU may help to revitalize and rekindle growth for the unionForbes 6/25/2016

John McLaughlin explained how Brexit could impact Russia. Politico 6/25/2016

Christopher Sands discussed the impact Brexit may have on the Canada-EU trade agreement. The Canadian Press 6/25/2016

South Asia Studies Program Director Walter Andersen discussed Indian politics including the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. DailyO 6/25/2016

Matthias Matthijs discussed his predictions for how Brexit will impact the British economy and the National Health Service (NHS). U.S. News and World Report 6/24/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Visiting Scholar Sir Michael Leigh said the Brexit "leave campaign" focused on arguments of sovereignty and immigration. PBS NewsHour 6/24/2016

Christopher Chivvis wrote about how Brexit could impact NATO and the EU's interest in building a common defense policy. U.S. News and World Report 6/24/2016

Professor of American Foreign Policy John Harper said the Brexit vote was a "historic defeat of American foreign policy." Deutsche Welle 6/24/2016

Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations Daniel Hamilton discussed the global refugee crisis, including the trend of internally displaced people. The Diane Rehm Show 6/23/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow John Lipsky discussed the International Monetary Fund and Brexit. Fox Business 6/22/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Sasha Toperich wrote about political turmoil and booming tourism in Croatia. The Huffington Post 6/22/2016

Matthias Matthijs said Brexit could leave EU members deeply divided over the future of European integration. Foreign Affairs 6/21/2016

Camille Pecastaing wrote about why Britain leaving the EU could benefit Europe. Foreign Affairs 6/21/2016 

Daniel Serwer explained how presidential candidates differ on addressing conflict in Syria. Voice of America 6/21/2016