In the News, October 15 - October 26, 2015

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October 15–26, 2015

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Alumnus David Hoppe will serve as the chief of staff to Paul Ryan when he is elected the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Washington Post, 10/25/2015.
 
A conference of the Foreign Policy Institute and the Maritime Alliance explores sustainable ocean development, global collaboration for sustainability and security and development in the South China Sea. Geopolitical Monitor, 10/25/2015.

Professor of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum makes the case that Tehran's compliance with the Iranian nuclear deal must be enforced by threat of military action, not just reinstating economic sanctions. Foreign Affairs, November/December 2015 issue.
 
Senior Research Professor of Conflict Management Daniel Serwer argues that the Syrian opposition has set up an interim government capable of governing its territories effectively, if adequately protected from Assad's forces. Middle East Institute, 10/23/2015.
 
Greece may be a small nation far from the ASEAN economic zone, but the Greek bailout holds important lessons on the need for caution in monetary integration, according to SAIS Europe Director Michael Plummer. Establishment Post, 10/23/2015.
 
South Asia Studies Director Walter Andersen says despite media coverage of recent incidents, there is no empirical basis to claims linking a rise in religious violence in India to the Bharatiya Janata Party. News India Times, 10/23/2015.
 
Dean Vali Nasr is quoted on China's investment in Pakistan to pave a highway tracing the route of the ancient 'Silk Road'. Washington Post, 10/23/2015.
 
Global Policy Program Director Daniel Markey sees little potential for a far-reaching nuclear deal with Pakistan.  The Diplomat, 10/22/2015.
 
In seeking to curb nuclear arms production in Pakistan, U.S. negotiators may want to turn their focus to military leaders over the prime minister, says Global Policy Program Director Daniel Markey. NPR, 10/22/2015.
 
The fall of Kunduz in September to Taliban forces is a symptom of Pakistan's unwillingness or inability to deal with the Taliban problem, says Dean Vali Nasr. Washington Post, 10/22/2015.
 
PhD student David Landry writes for Foreign Affairs on the upcoming election in Côte d’Ivoire. Foreign Affairs, 10/22/2015.
 
U.S.-Korea Institute's project documenting commercial activities in North Korea are helping to penetrate the 'totalitarian fog.' Washington Post, 10/22/2015.
 
When an epidemic like Ebola strikes a developing nation, travel bans instituted by rich nations are unnecessary and can even hinder the public health response, according to International Development Lecturer Joshua Michaud. Al Jazeera, 10/22/2015.
 
Director of Strategic Studies Eliot Cohen and Senior Research Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Mahnken testified at the October 22 hearing of the Senate Armed Forces Committee on global challenges of the U.S. national security strategy. U.S. Senate, 10/22/2015.
 
Global Policy Program Director Daniel Markey finds it 'hard to imagine' a trust-based partnership will emerge between the U.S. and Pakistan. The Indian Express, 10/22/2015.
 
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group released a book by conflict management professor Siniša Vuković, "International Multiparty Mediation and Conflict Management." Routledge.com, 10/22/2015.  
 
Increased U.S. funding for operations against military insurgents will be on the agenda when Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets President Obama, according to Shamila Chaudhary, senior advisor to the dean and former Pakistan director at the White House National Security Council. BBC, 10/21/2015.
 
Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Chris Sands says foreign leaders will be watching the early moves by newly elected Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Johns Hopkins HUB, 10/21/2015. 
 
Kurdish media network Rudaw speaks with Senior Research Professor of Conflict Management Daniel Serwer on 'What is at Stake for US in Kurdistan's Political Turmoil?' Rudaw, 10/20/2015.
 
Warmer U.S.-Canadian relations may be on the horizon as a result of Justin Trudeau's election win, says Economics Professor Tamara Woroby of the Center for Canadian Studies. Newsmax, 10/20/2015.
 
Shamila Chaudhary, senior advisor to the dean and former Pakistan director at the White House National Security Council, outlines the expectations for Obama's meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Foreign Policy, 10/19/2015.
 
NPR asks the experts, including Center for Strategic Studies Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin, 'Has The Situation In Syria Become A Proxy War?' NPR, 10/17/2015.
 
John McLaughlin of the Center for Strategic Studies is quoted in a piece examining Russian military intervention in Syria. Christian Science Monitor, 10/17/2015.
 
In 'Putin Weaves a Tangled MidEast Web,' Center for Strategic Studies Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin examines the early steps taken in Russia's Syrian intervention. Ozy.com, 10/17/2015.
 
Senior Research Professor of Conflict Management Daniel Serwer appears on KCRW's “To the Point” for a segment on Russian combat operations in Syria. KCRW radio, 10/16/2015.
 
U.S.-Korean Institute's analysis of satellite images suggests North Korea is preparing to test a new submarine-launched ballistic missile. The Telegraph, 10/16/2015.
 
Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi writes on the creation in Saudi Arabia of a new federal body, the Commission for Job Generation and Anti-Unemployment. Al Arabiya, 10/16/2015.
 
Dean Vali Nasr points to political motivations in Turkey and Saudi Arabia that make removing Assad a higher priority than defeating ISIL in Syria. Wall Street Journal, 10/16/2015.
 
U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Alexandre Mansourov shares an alternative road map to Korean reunification. Washington Times, 10/15/2015.
 
Senior Research Professor of Conflict Management Daniel Serwer explains that the most effective way to resolve the Syrian refugee crisis is to stop the flow of people out of Syria. Voice of America, 10/15/2015.

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