In The News, October 4 - October 24, 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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October  4 – October 24, 2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim discussed the future of Kurdish independence in Iraq. Al Jazeera 10/22/2016

Xerox Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Margaret MacMillan wrote about stability and democracy in Europe. Financial Times 10/21/2016

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones discussed a possible reaction to financial markets if Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidency. Politico 10/21/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Non-Resident Fellow Thomas Rid wrote about Russia's ties to the Democratic National Committee server hack. Esquire 10/20/2016 

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer commented on possible ties between U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar with ISIS. Voice of America 10/20/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin wrote about the disadvantages of a Syrian no-fly zone. Asia Times 10/20/2016

Daniel Serwer discussed the border dispute between Kosovo and Montenegro. Radio Free Europe 10/20/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Visiting Scholar David Francis wrote about New York emerging as a financial winner in the aftermath of Brexit. The Royal Gazette 10/20/2016

Erik Jones wrote about Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi rallying support for a referendum on his constitutional reform agenda. Foreign Affairs 10/19/2016

Abbas Kadhim commented on the Iraqi army battling to reclaim the city of Mosul from ISIS. The Fiscal Times 10/19/2016

Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing wrote about the impact of the digital age on politics and leaders. World Affairs 10/18/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute reported recent activity in satellite images suggests North Korean nuclear missiles could enter service as early as next year. Stars and Stripes 10/18/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel S. Wit commented on the urgency of a U.S. policy response to North Korea. Korea Joongang Daily 10/18/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Director Carla Freeman wrote about U.S.-China cooperation in climate action. China Focus 10/18/2016

Daniel Serwer commented on Montenegro's efforts to join NATO and future Euro-Atlantic integration. B92 10/18/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim said the execution of reclaiming Mosul will have long-term consequences on the future of Iraq. U.S. News & World Report 10/17/2016 

Erik Jones discussed U.S. influence on Italian politics. Daily Express 10/17/2016

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin wrote about the next U.S. president confronting North Korea's nuclear threat. OZY 10/17/2016

Erik Jones discussed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's state visit to the U.S. The Financial Times 10/16/2016

Dean Vali Nasr's book, The Shia Revival, is cited on the conflict between the Sunnis and the Shias. Al Jazeera 10/16/2016

Dean Vali Nasr's book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat, is cited on U.S. diplomacy. Al Arabiya 10/16/2016

African Studies Lecturer Mvemba Phezo Dizolele discussed the delayed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NPR 10/15/2016

Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow John Lipsky discussed his outlook for Greece and European banks. Bloomberg 10/14/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden commented on a high-ranking North Korean leader's reassignment to another position. The Diplomat 10/14/2016

Daniel Serwer commented on Syria peace talks in Switzerland. Press TV 10/14/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow David Cadier commented on the impact of the Syrian conflict on France-Russia relations. World Politics Review 10/14/2016

The Center for Transatlantic Relations launches the "Nordic Ways" book and research initiative to explore the cultural influences of Nordic societies. Exhibition News 10/14/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky wrote about U.S. policy responses to Russia. Foreign Policy 10/13/2016

Abbas Kadhim commented on Christian fighters joining the battle for Mosul. Washington Examiner 10/13/2016

Global Policy Program Director Daniel S. Markey discussed U.S.-Pakistan relations, and ties between the Haqqani network and Taliban. The Cipher Brief 10/12/2016

Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett commented on political discord in Venezuela. Harvard Political Review, 10/12/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi commented on the adequate and appropriate use of referenda in EuropeCarnegie Europe 10/12/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed Saudi Arabia's involvement in the U.S.-led effort to fight ISIS. PBS Frontline 10/11/2016

The Center for Transatlantic Relations-published book, Nordic Ways, is cited on the influence of Nordic states on modern, democratic societiesThe Huffington Post 10/10/2016

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the symbolic importance of the U.S. helping to capture the city of Mosul and defeating ISIS. The Times 10/9/2016

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the aftermath and future governance of Mosul once it is reclaimed from the Islamic State. The New York Times 10/7/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute reported satellite images show activity at all three tunnel complexes at a North Korea nuclear test siteReuters 10/7/2016

John Lipsky discussed international trade, financial markets and economic policies. Bloomberg 10/6/2016

China Studies Director David M. Lampton commented on the future of U.S.-China relations under a U.S. presidency led by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. South China Morning Post 10/6/2016

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment Jonas Nahm commented on job creation in the renewable energy sector. Global Trade Magazine 10/6/2016

Latin American Studies Lecturer Clifford Young discussed the influence of young voters on the 2016 U.S. presidential race. The Diane Rehm Show 10/6/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Benjamin Creutzfeldt commented on Colombia's economic future and relations with foreign investors including China. Dialogo Chino 10/6/2016

Riordan Roett commented on foreign election observers at U.S. polling places. The Washington Post 10/5/2016

Randa Slim discussed U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict. PBS NewsHour 10/5/2016

Conflict Management Lecturer Edward P. Joseph wrote about the U.S. establishing a safe haven in the north of Syria for displaced civilians. Foreign Affairs 10/5/2016

Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business Pravin Krishna commented on reforms and economic success in IndiaChristian Science Monitor 10/5/2016

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum discussed U.S foreign policy including the president's legacy, Iran and North Korea. World Policy Blog 10/5/2016

Daniel Serwer wrote about a postwar political transition in Syria. UPI 10/4/2016

David M. Lampton commented on a possible delay in Chinese President Xi Jinping designating his successor. The New York Times 10/4/2016

Christina Lin wrote about a U.S. weapons deal with Saudi Arabia. Asia Times 10/4/2016