In The News, November 18 - December 8, 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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November 18 – December 8, 2016

Senior Adjunct Professor Gianfranco Pasquino discussed the leadership style of Italian President Sergio Mattarella. The Financial Times 12/8/2016 

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Ling Chen commented on China's efforts to reduce use of coal. Foreign Policy 12/7/2016

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones commented on the European Central Bank's response to the impact of a referendum in Italy. 12/7/2016

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands commented on U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Canada to meet with the prime minister. Yahoo Canada News 12/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the Saudi-Iran rivalry. The New York Times 12/6/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed challenges in the Middle East including defeating ISIS, the Syrian crisis, and the Iran nuclear deal under President-elect Donald Trump. ANSA 12/6/2016

China Studies Director David M. Lampton discussed the history of U.S. presidents' negative rhetoric and plans of actions toward China. The Washington Post 12/6/2016

Practitioner-in-Residence of International Economics and Emerging Markets Monica de Bolle commented on a proposal for pension reform in Brazil. The Associated Press 12/6/2016

Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne Krueger discussed President-elect Donald Trump's involvement in corporate affairs and his criticism of Boeing. Bloomberg 12/6/2016

David M. Lampton discussed U.S.-China relations following President-elect Donald Trump's call with the president of Taiwan.  NPR On Point 12/6/2016

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor Hal Brands discussed American grand strategy in the post-Cold War era. The American Interest 12/6/2016

Director of Asia Programs and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Kent Calder discussed the Japanese prime minister's planned visit to Pearl Harbor. The Japan Times 12/6/2016

Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Charles Gati and Managing Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations András Simonyi discussed U.S. relations with the Hungarian prime minister. Foreign Policy 12/6/2016

Erik Jones wrote about Italy's political future following a referendum on constitutional reformForeign Affairs 12/5/2016

Erik Jones commented on potential successors for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following his resignation. The Financial Times 12/5/2016

Erik Jones wrote about the political and economic fallout of Italy's referendum and difficulties it may create for the European Union. The Conversation 12/5/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi wrote about optimism in the aftermath of Italy's referendum. The Huffington Post 12/5/2016

Erik Jones wrote about the impact of Italy's referendum on financial markets. Politics and Strategy: The Survival Editors’ Blog 12/5/2016

Erik Jones discussed the populist movement benefiting from Italy's referendum, and divisiveness in Italian society. The Telegraph 12/4/2016

Christopher Sands discussed President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of commerce and its impact on U.S.-Canada trade. Global News 12/4/2016

Erik Jones discussed the political consequences of constitutional reform in Italy. The New Yorker 12/3/2016

David M. Lampton commented on the future of U.S.-China relations including military dialogue and strategic cooperation. South China Morning Post 12/3/2016

Associate Director of American Foreign Policy Charles A. Stevenson discussed a provision that requires civilian control of the U.S. militaryNBC News 12/2/2016

Professor of American Foreign Policy John Harper commented on President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policies toward Russia and his nomination for defense secretary. Deutsche Welle 12/2/2016

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin wrote about U.S.-China relations and the TPP under a Trump administration. OZY 12/2/2016

Erik Jones wrote about the potential aftermath of a vote for constitutional reform in Italy ahead of the Dec. 4 referendum. The Cipher Brief 12/2/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town discussed the history of strained ties between South Korea and Japan. USA Today 12/1/2016

Global Policy Program Director Daniel S. Markey discussed President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the Pakistan prime minister. NPR All Things Considered 12/1/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim commented on Russian officials meeting with Syrian rebels in Turkey to discuss humanitarian aid. The Guardian 12/1/2016

David M. Lampton commented on China and Russia holding joint military exercises in the South China Sea. South China Morning Post 12/1/2016

Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing wrote about similarities between upcoming elections in Germany and France. Foreign Affairs 11/30/2016

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs wrote about the future of Britain following the Brexit vote. Foreign Affairs 11/30/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about President-elect Donald Trump's economic agenda and U.S. relations with China. Forbes 11/30/2016

Korea Studies Lecturer Eunjung Lim wrote about South Korean protests calling for the president to resign following a scandal. The Conversation 11/302016

Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Dana H. Allin discussed the future of American foreign policy under the leadership of Donald Trump. NBC News 11/29/2016

Professor of American Foreign Policy Piero Gleijeses discussed Cuban leader Fidel Castro's influence on Latin American youth and the African liberation movement. The Christian Science Monitor 11/29/2016

Hal Brands' co-authored article, Stress-Testing American Grand Strategy, is cited on American post-Cold War strategies. Foreign Policy 11/29/2016

Eunjung Lim discussed possible prosecution and impeachment of South Korea's president. CCTV World Insight 11/29/2016

Piero Gleijeses discussed the role of Cuba in Africa's independence, including humanitarian aid and military support. Sputnik By Any Means Necessary 11/29/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin wrote about crises in the Middle East that have diverted U.S. engagement away from Asia. The Cipher Brief 11/29/2016

Piero Gleijeses discussed relations between Cuba and Southern Africa. Polity 11/29/2016

Gianfranco Pasquino said a vote in favor of Italy's referendum would curtail Senate powers, but not address other faults in its political systemnewsR 11/29/2016

Piero Gleijeses' book, Visions of Freedom, is cited on Cuban troops providing assistance to Angola to achieve its freedom. The Washington Post 11/28/2016

Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett discussed the impact of Fidel Castro's death on the Cuban economy. MarketWatch 11/28/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel wrote about President-elect Donald Trump's nominees for cabinet positions. The Huffington Post 11/28/2016

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Seth Jones wrote about the Islamic State-Taliban rivalry in Afghanistan. The Rand Blog 11/28/2016

Monica de Bolle wrote about the impact of populist candidates and policies. Latinvex 11/28/2016

Piero Gleijeses discussed Fidel Castro's intervening to assist the African liberation movements, including Angola's independence. IOL News 11/27/2016

Riordan Roett commented on mixed reactions about the legacy of Fidel Castro. The Christian Science Monitor 11/26/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellows Aylin Ünver Noi, Samy Boukaila, and Tea Ivanovic wrote about economic cooperation in the Mediterranean Basin. The Huffington Post 11/26/2016

Dean Vali Nasr wrote about challenges in the Middle East that Donald Trump's administration will inherit and face during the next U.S. presidency. The Atlantic 11/25/2016

Piero Gleijeses said revolutionary idealism motivated Cuba to fight alongside Africa during its independence movement. African Independence 11/24/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Researcher Curtis Melvin said satellite images indicate a growing number of people working at nuclear facilities in North Korea. Radio Free Asia 11/24/2016

Monica de Bolle discussed students seizing control of schools across Brazil in rebellion against government budget cutsThe Associated Press 11/23/2016

Senior Research Professor Emeritus of International Relations Zbigniew Brzezinski discussed President-elect Donald Trump's appointees and his plans to improve relations with Russia. MSNBC Morning Joe 11/23/2016

Eunjung Lim discussed South Korea's reaction to the U.S. potentially withdrawing from the TPP. CCTV World Insight 11/23/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit discussed U.S. engagement with South Korea and North Korea under a Trump administrationKorea JoongAng Daily 11/23/2016

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer discussed the differences in foreign policy viewpoints between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Foreign Policy In Focus 11/23/2016

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum discussed U.S.-Russia relations reaching the lowest point since the Cold War. Diffusion: Tempered Expectations, 11/23/2016

Professor of International Law and Diplomacy Ruth Wedgwood commented on former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a contender for U.S. secretary of state. NPR Morning Edition 11/22/206

Joel Wit wrote about Donald Trump proving his negotiating skills early in his presidency by resolving U.S. tensions with North Korea. The Atlantic 11/22/2016 

Christopher Sands commented on Canada's formal withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol agreement in 2011. The Christian Science Monitor 11/22/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi discussed emerge85, a lab exploring markets, societies and connections between the West and the Middle East. Gulf News 11/22/2016

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen discussed the political challenges of strategic deterrence. Real Clear Defense 11/22/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Resident Postdoctoral Fellow Benjamin Creutzfeldt commented on the TPP agreement and Chinese investment in Latin America. South China Morning Post 11/22/2016

Data from the China Africa Research Initiative is cited for documenting nearly $10 billion in loans from China to African countries to fund railway projects from 2004 to 2014. CNN 11/21/2016

Riordan Roett and Monica de Bolle discussed similarities between President-elect Donald Trump and former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The Washington Post 11/21/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim wrote about an erroneous report in a Saudi newspaper attributed to the World Health Organization. The Huffington Post 11/21/2016

Harry Broadman discussed a potential U.S. interest rate hike and financial uncertainty under a Donald Trump presidency. CCTV Africa 11/21/2016

John McLaughlin discussed President-elect Donald Trump's appointments for cabinet positions including CIA director and national security adviser. OZY 11/20/2016

Daniel Serwer discussed Kurdistan's independence and relationship with neighboring countries. Kurdistan 24 11/20/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Director Jae H. Ku and Visiting Scholar Dennis Halpin discussed President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy toward North Korea and China. The Hankyoreh 11/20/2016

Riordan Roett commented on the Chinese president's state visit to Latin America and the prospect of future economic investments. China Daily 11/19/2016

Eliot Cohen wrote about principles to guide President-elect Donald Trump in deciding to deploy the American military. The Wall Street Journal 11/18/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky wrote about the future of U.S.-Russia relations under a Donald Trump presidency.  World Politics Review 11/18/2016