In the News, October 6 - October 15, 2015

October 6 – 15, 2015

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Kent E. Calder, director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, parses statements by Japanese President Shinzo Abe for inconsistencies in the nation's reflection on past wartime atrocities. The Japan Times, 10/15/2015.
Dean Vali Nasr is quoted in an opinion piece that examines President Obama's "Doctrine of Restraint." New York Times, 10/15/2015.
Visiting Scholar of Southeast Asia Studies David I. Steinberg points to signs of a new 'Great Game' developing between China and the U.S. in Myanmar. Nikkei Asian Review, 10/15/2015.
SAIS Europe Adjunct Professor of International Law Arthur Appleton analyzes recent WTO rulings on product labeling. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 10/14/2015.
U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Alexandre Mansourov considers the success of Korea's remarkable campaign of cultural and economic globalization. Washington Times, 10/14/2015.
Despite volatility in commodity prices, some African nations are building strong trade relations with China that will keep their economies growing, says Deborah Bräutigam, professor of international development and director of the China-Africa Research Initiative. Financial Times, 10/13/2015.
‘The Business Case for Solar PV in Cambodia’—a 2014 international development practicum by alumni Laura Anderson, Przemyslaw Garbaczewski, Noah Schlosser and Gregor Schueler—is published by USAID to attract investment and support from potential entrepreneurs and investors. USAID, 2015.
Alumna Jordan Valdes is profiled by The Huffington Post in its '40 Under 40' series on Latinos in foreign policy. The Huffington Post, 10/13/2015.
If Joe Biden does enter the 2016 presidential campaign, the debate would quickly focus on foreign policy differences between he and Hillary Clinton, according to Dean Vali Nasr. New York Times, 10/9/2015.
As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan prepares for a White House visit this month, the administration should be careful not to mistake "narrow cooperation for genuine partnership," writes Daniel Markey, professor of international relations and academic director of the Global Policy Program. The Times of India, 10/9/2015.
Will Turkey take its natural gas business elsewhere over the Russian intervention in Syria? According to Gareth Jenkins, senior fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, such warnings from Turkey's President Erdogan are just bluster. Voice of America, 10/9/2015.
Dean Vali Nasr appears on CNN to discuss the Syrian conflict and the implications of recent moves by Russia and Iran for the fight against ISIS. CNN, The World Right Now with Hala Gorani, 10/9/2015.
Satellite imagery shows North Korea gearing up for a lavish celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Kim family's rise to power, according to reports from the U.S.-Korea Institute. Denver Post, 10/8/2015.
Just how far is Russia willing to go with its military intervention in Syria? Dean Vali Nasr suggests the goal for Moscow is not military victory, but to push reluctant regional powers Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the negotiating table. Public Radio International, 10/6/2015.
An article from the U.S.-Korea Institute's 38 North blog on the North Korean space program is republished by The Diplomat. The Diplomat, 10/6/2015. 
International Development Lecturer Josh Michaud discusses the U.S. public health response to the Ebola outbreak and tools for preventing future pandemics. The Cipher Brief, 10/6/2015.
In "Fighting the Good Fight for TPP," Director of SAIS Europe Michael Plummer outlines the advantages of the landmark trade pact and weighs its prospects for congressional approval. Nikkei Asian Review, 10/6/2015.
Director of SAIS Europe Michael Plummer asks, 'What Does the Greek Crisis Mean for the ASEAN Economic Community?' East Asia Forum, 10/6/2015.

‘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.