In The News, March 24 - April 28, 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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March 24 – April 28, 2017

Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of China Studies Carla Freeman wrote about China's influence on North Korea to deescalate its nuclear weapons program. China File 4/27/2017 

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote about U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Foreign Policy 4/26/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Dennis Halpin discussed the global trade ramifications of a war with North Korea. Bloomberg 4/26/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on rhetoric about tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The New York Times 4/26/2017

China Studies Director David M. Lampton discussed opportunities for U.S. firms to collaborate on China-proposed economic and infrastructure initiatives. China Daily USA 4/26/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim commented on Turkey-Iraq relations following Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish militants. Al-Monitor 4/26/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute discussed potential retaliation of U.S. military action against North Korea. Voice of America 4/26/2017

Carla Freeman discussed cultural and economic ties between the U.S. and China. Beijing Review 4/26/2017

U.S-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town commented on U.S. policy toward North Korea. Defense News 4/26/2017

Joel Wit commented on growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. CBC News 4/26/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Non-Resident Fellow Taras Kuzio wrote about Russia's national identity and ties with Ukraine. Newsweek 4/25/2017

Taras Kuzio wrote about U.S. democrats and republicans with ties to pro-Russian Ukrainian kleptocrats. The Hill 4/24/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test. TODAYonline 4/24/2017

U.S. Korea Institute Senior Fellow Curtis Melvin discussed the Ryugyong Commercial Bank in North Korea. The Associated Press 4/23/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute commented on the probability of failure for North Korea to create a ballistic missiles program with limited resources. The Hill 4/22/2017

European and Eurasian Studies Scholar-in-Residence James Mann commented on the purpose of the China-United States Exchange Foundation. The Salt Lake Tribune 4/22/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden commented on heightened speculation of an imminent U.S.-North Korea war. The Toronto Star 4/22/2017

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen commented on the U.S. airstrike on Syria and its impact on the Assad regime. The Washington Post 4/21/2017

Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Eric Edelman wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Weekly Standard 4/21/2017

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil commented on the upcoming Iranian elections. bne IntelliNews 4/21/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about technology and innovation breakthroughs in sub-Saharan Africa. Gulf News 4/21/2017

Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow John Lipsky discussed the slow global economic recovery. Bloomberg 4/20/2017

Hal Brands commented on U.S. military action against Islamic State targets. The Washington Times 4/20/2017

The U.S-Korea Institute commented on the challenges of North Korea producing an advanced missiles program. The Guardian 4/20/2017

The U.S-Korea Institute said volleyball activity at a North Korea nuclear test site may be a message to observers. The New York Times 4/19/2017

Joel Wit wrote about the U.S. pivoting away from pressure and resuming dialogue to avoid a crisis with North Korea. The New York Times 4/19/2017

Michael Madden discussed speculations of an imminent war between the U.S. and North Korea. Sputnik News 4/19/2017

Joel Wit commented on U.S. President Trump's threats towards North Korea. Reuters 4/19/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea's involvement in the Syrian civil war. Quartz 4/19/2017 

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin wrote about America's interest in the Syrian conflict. OZY 4/19/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony Blinken wrote about U.S. global credibility under U.S. President Trump. The New York Times 4/18/2017

The U.S-Korea Institute commented on the possibility of foreign cyberattacks against North Korea’s missiles program. The New York Times 4/18/2017

Abbas Kadhim wrote about the impact of the U.S.-Russia conflict on Syria. Huffington Post 4/17/2017

The U.S-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea’s growing marketization over the last few years. The Diplomat 4/18/2017

Joel Wit discussed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to South Korea, and North Korea’s growing threats of nuclear weapons. NPR’s Morning Edition 4/17/2017

Jenny Town discussed China's limited influence in deterring North Korea's nuclear weapons system. Business Insider 4/17/2017

Dean Vali Nasr's book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, is cited on former U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Pakistan Observer 4/16/2017

John McLaughlin commented on U.S. interests and concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons. OZY 4/16/2017

The China Africa Research Initiative is cited on Chinese investment firms' earnings related to infrastructure projects in Africa. The Cipher Brief 4/16/2017

Antony Blinken discussed North Korea as an urgent priority for the Trump administration. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, GPS 4/14/2017

Joel Wit commented on the difficulties for preemptive U.S. action against North Korea's nuclear program. The Globe and Mail 4/14/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar David Satter commented on possible ties between the Russian special services and the St. Petersburg terrorist acts. Kyiv Post 4/14/2017

Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Francis J. Gavin wrote about the historical role of the U.S. in shaping world order. Bloomberg 4/13/2017

The U.S-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate continued activity at a North Korea nuclear test site. USA Today 4/13/2017

Taras Kuzio wrote about U.S. policies in Syria and the Middle East. The Hill 4/13/2017

Jenny Town discussed U.S. interests in North Korea's ballistic missile testingABC 10 News 4/13/2017

Korea Studies Lecturer Eunjung Lim wrote about South Korea's priorities following the impeachment of its president. Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) Dialogue 4/13/2017

Associate Director of American Foreign Policy Charles A. Stevenson commented on U.S. President Trump's public negotiating strategies. Voice of America 4/12/2017

David M. Lampton commented on a meeting between the U.S. and Chinese presidents, and opportunities for cooperation. Xinhua News Agency 4/12/2017

Middle East Studies Adjunct Lecturer Samuel Tadros wrote about the meaning of Palm Sunday for Coptic Christians in Egypt. The Atlantic 4/12/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate movement at a North Korea nuclear test site. Bloomberg 4/12/2017

Jenny Town discussed the threat of U.S. military action against North Korea. The Korea Times 4/12/2017

Dean Vali Nasr wrote about evolving U.S. strategies toward Syria, its impact on Russia, and future diplomacy in the region. The Atlantic 4/11/2017

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones and Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs wrote about the role politicians and democratic institutions play in democracy. The Washington Post 4/11/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin discussed the global impact of U.S. airstrikes in Syria. The Diplomat 4/11/2017

David M. Lampton discussed the aftermath of a meeting between U.S. President Trump and the Chinese president. South China Morning Post 4/11/2017

Christina Lin is cited on the ripple effects of U.S. airstrikes in Syria on China. Asia Times 4/11/2017

Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Gianfranco Pasquino commented on the Five Star Movement using an internet portal for members to cast votes. The Daily Tribune 4/10/2017

Energy, Resources and Environment Professorial Lecturer Douglas C. Hengel wrote about opportunities for U.S.-EU energy cooperation. The German Marshall Fund 4/10/2017

Eliot A. Cohen discussed the role of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as a spokesman for American foreign policy. The Associated Press 4/9/2017

Dean Vali Nasr discussed reactions to U.S. airstrikes in Syria, and foreign policy strategies under U.S. President Trump. CNN 4/9/2017

Antony Blinken commented on a U.S. deal negotiated under the Obama administration for Syria to surrender chemical weapons. The New York Times 4/9/2017

Sanam Vakil wrote about the rule of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the process of finding his successor. Foreign Affairs 4/9/2017

Joel Wit commented on the U.S. airstrike against Syria and the implications for North Korea. Deutsche Welle 4/8/2017

Antony Blinken discussed the U.S. airstrike against Syria and the implications for China and North Korea. Voice of America 4/8/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on American foreign policy under U.S. President Trump. Politico 4/7/2017

Antony Blinken wrote an outline for U.S. diplomacy following the missile airstrike on Syria. The New York Times 4/7/2017

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the implications of U.S. President Trump's missile strike against Syria. Bloomberg 4/7/2017

Taras Kuzio wrote about three ways the U.S. can combat Russia's occupation of Crimea. Newsweek 4/7/2017

Antony Blinken discussed U.S. policies toward Syria under the Obama administration. NPR’s All Things Considered 4/7/2017

Eliot A. Cohen discussed his book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force. Voice of America 4/7/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute commented on the computer modeling of North Korea's nuclear weapons system. WIRED 4/7/2017

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer commented on U.S. military options following the airstrike on Syria. CNN 4/6/2017

Assistant Professor of International Economics Heiwai Tang discussed China's economic policies and relations with the U.S. The Washington Post 4/6/2017

Sanam Vakil commented on the potential consequences of the Iranian elections. Bloomberg 4/6/2017

Strategic Studies Adjunct Professor Seth Jones discussed guiding principles of insurgent warfare. Small Wars Journal 4/6/2017

Hal Brands discussed American grand strategy in a post-Cold War era. Real Clear Defense 4/5/2017

Eliot A. Cohen wrote about the challenges U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces as he lays out U.S. foreign policy. The Atlantic 4/4/2017

John McLaughlin discussed former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, North Korea's nuclear weapons, and Russia’s ties to the U.S. election. MSNBC’s The Last Word 4/4/2017

Abbas Kadhim commented on Saudi Arabia’s cooperation with the U.S. against Islamic State. Voice of America 4/4/2017

Matthias Matthijs wrote about Brexit and its strain on the rest of the United Kingdom. World Politics Review 4/4/2017

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum wrote about America's history of intervention to deter nuclear weapon programs. Project Syndicate 4/4/2017

Southeast Asia Studies Visiting Scholar David I. Steinberg wrote about the Trump administration's Asia policy. Nikkei Asian Review 4/1/2017

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands commented on U.S.-Canada relations and NAFTA. The Toronto Star 4/1/2017

Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Speyer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar Sarah Sewall discussed U.S. military and defense response to terrorism. PBS NewsHour 3/31/2017

Harry Broadman wrote about organizational restructuring for the European Union and NAFTA. Forbes 3/31/2017

Global Policy Program Director Daniel S. Markey is cited on Pakistan's intelligence service. Moyers & Company 3/31/207

Riordan Roett Senior Associate Professor of Latin American Studies Francisco Gonzalez discussed the public appeal of populist leaders. U.S. News & World Report 3/31/2017

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky discussed U.S.-Russia relations. Duluth News Tribune 3/31/2017

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment Jonas Nahm is cited on China’s electric car companies increasing production at lower costs. The American Interest 3/30/2017

Erik Jones is cited on rising populism in Italy. The Washington Diplomat 3/30/2017

Jenny Town discussed relations between the U.S., North Korea, and South Korea. China Law and Policy 3/30/2017

Antony Blinken commented on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson building a relationship the Turkish president. The New York Times 3/29/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow and emerge85 Co-director Afshin Molavi wrote about the process of Britain officially withdrawing from the EU. The Washington Post 3/29/2017

Matthias Matthijs wrote about the impact of Britain leaving the EU. Foreign Affairs 3/29/2017

Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett commented on Latin America’s political landscape and upcoming elections in Brazil. Latinvex 3/29/2017

Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations Daniel Hamilton commented on Ireland remaining a part of the EU. The Cipher Brief 3/29/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim discussed the ongoing civil war in Syria. WEAU 13 News 3/29/2017

Riordan Roett discussed Mexican politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his economic views on the private sector. Latinvex 3/29/2017

David M. Lampton discussed a meeting between U.S. President Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping. South China Morning Post 3/29/2017

John McLaughlin discussed U.S. intelligence committees investigating Russia's involvement in the U.S. elections. MSNBC’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell 3/28/2017

John Lipsky commented on Indonesia’s former Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. Bloomberg 3/28/2017

John McLaughlin discussed recent actions by chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports 3/28/2017

Daniel Serwer discussed Russia's interest in Montenegro wanting to join NATO. European Western Balkans 3/28/2017

Hal Brands commented on future U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria. The Washington Times 3/27/2017

Daniel Serwer commented on Macedonia's former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his support of Russia. Politico 3/25/2017

Michael Madden commented on North Korea media propaganda including images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with officers. The BBC 3/24/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed U.S. healthcare, the London terror attack, Brexit, and U.S. diplomacy in Asia. CGTN's The Heat 3/24/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test. Yonhap News Agency 3/24/2017