In The News, September 11 - October 4, 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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September 11- October 4, 2017
 



U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on the Agreed Framework between North Korea and the U.S. PBS Frontline 10/4/2017

Vice Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Peter Lewis is cited on African countries with a dominant party system or multi-party democracy. Ghana News Agency 10/4/2017

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his challenges within the Trump administrationThe Atlantic 10/2/2017

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on contrasting messages from the U.S. president and U.S. secretary of state. Vanity Fair 10/2/2017

Distinguished Scholar of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Sarah Sewall commented on Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Newsweek 10/2/2017

Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid commented on automated Twitter accounts influencing voters during the 2016 U.S. elections. Dow Jones Newswire 10/2/2017

Joel Wit discussed U.S. efforts to deescalate North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. NPR’s All Things Considered 10/2/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town commented on rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Vox 10/2/2017

Joel Wit is cited on North Korea’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho. South China Morning Post 10/2/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on a Russian telecommunications company providing North Korea with a new internet connection. The Financial Times 10/2/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Majda Ruge commented on the impacts of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. The Lily 10/2/2017

Joel Wit commented on the role of a good North Korean diplomat. The Los Angeles Times 10/1/2017

China Studies Director David M. Lampton is cited on U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy toward China. South China Morning Post 9/30/2017

Joel Wit commented on South Korea’s nuclear weapon capabilities during the height of cold-war tensions. The Economist 9/30/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Non-Resident Fellow Taras Kuzio discussed his book, Putin’s War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime. Hromadske Radio 9/30/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on the Trump administration’s Afghanistan strategy. Voice of America 9/29/2017

Global Policy Program Director Daniel Markey is cited on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. ANI 9/29/2017

David M. Lampton is cited on economic policy with China in the Trump administration. South China Morning Post 9/29/2017

Daniel Markey wrote about the impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on South Asia. War on the Rocks 9/28/2017

Jenny Town commented on U.S. deployment to the Korean peninsula in response to North Korean provocations. Business Insider 9/28/2017

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones commented on U.S. President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to France. The Baltimore Sun 9/27/2017

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote about Russia and China derailing U.S.-led world order. Bloomberg 9/27/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Chairman Robert L. Gallucci commented on the possibility of a military exchange between the U.S. and North Korea. Voice of America 9/27/2017

Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on the Trump administration’s strategy in Afghanistan. Voice of America 9/27/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden commented on North Korea’s first lady Ri Sol Ju. Newsweek 9/27/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Sasha Toperich wrote about strengthening relations between the U.S. and Egypt. The Hill 9/27/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Gregory Chin is cited on countries using state-backed export support to be more competitive overseas. Foreign Policy 9/27/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the North Korean government’s surveillance of BBC radio services in the country. USA Today 9/27/2017

Erik Jones and Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs wrote about the results of the German elections. Foreign Policy 9/26/2017

Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Johannes Urpelainen wrote about investment in energy access. The Energy Collective 9/26/2017

Adjunct Professor of International Law Arthur Appleton wrote about the public health care system in Switzerland serving as a model for the U.S. Fortune 9/26/2017

emerge85 Co-director and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi wrote about the emerging Asian middle class in Dubai. The Hill 9/26/2017

Research by the U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the suggested increase in mobile subscribers in North Korea. BBC News 9/26/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Director Jae H. Ku commented on North Korean threats to shoot down American warplanes. The New York Times 9/25/2017

Latin American Studies Professorial Lecturer Benjamin N. Gedan wrote about Venezuela and the Organization of American States. The Wall Street Journal 9/25/2017

Erik Jones commented on division and bipartisanship in German politics. Newsweek 9/25/2017

Joel Wit commented on threats from a senior North Korean diplomat. The Los Angeles Times 9/25/2017

Shamila N. Chaudhary commented on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and its impact on relations with Pakistan and India. Voice of America 9/25/2017

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands commented on the outcome of NAFTA negotiations in Ottawa. CBC News 9/25/2017

Jenny Town commented on threats from North Korea’s top diplomat. Vox 9/25/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Curtis Melvin commented on a North Korean monument featuring former leader Kim Il-sung. NK News 9/25/2017

Chris Sands commented on the potential for two separate trade deals to replace NAFTA. BNN 9/25/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Donald N. Jensen wrote about Russian influence over its mainstream and social media. CEPA’s This Week in Info War 9/25/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim wrote about the outcome of Kurdistan’s independence referendum. Middle East Institute 9/25/2017

Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Lisel Hintz commented on tensions in U.S.-Turkey relations. The Globe Post 9/24/2017

Joel Wit is cited on the potential outcome of a meeting between North Korea’s top diplomat and the U.S. secretary of state. The Guardian 9/24/2017

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer commented on U.S. President Trump’s positions and rhetoric on domestic and international policies. CNN 9/23/2017

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil commented on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the future of the nuclear agreement. CNN 9/23/2017

Daniel Serwer commented on global reaction to U.S. President Trump’s UN speech and rhetoric. Sputnik News 9/23/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate instability and landslides atop a nuclear test site in North Korea. Bloomberg 9/23/2017

Eliot A. Cohen is cited on the U.S. needing more and better military power in the future. New Republic 9/22/2017

Hal Brands wrote about five lessons to help the U.S. leverage its tense relationship with Russia. The Washington Post 9/22/2017

Sanam Vakil commented on a speech by the Iranian president and the country’s continued development of new missiles. The New York Times 9/22/2017

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment Jonas Nahm commented on Chinese investments in solar and wind turbine technologies. ClimateWire 9/22/2017

Jenny Town commented on North Korea’s extreme rhetoric towards the U.S. Vox 9/22/2017

Christopher Sands co-wrote about the U.S. and Canada collaborating on aerospace research and innovation. The Hill 9/22/2017

Daniel Serwer commented on a referendum for Kurdish independence. Iran Wire 9/22/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony Blinken discussed the Iran nuclear deal and Trump administration. NPR’s All Things Considered 9/21/2017

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Adam J. Szubin wrote about the ongoing debate over the Iran nuclear deal. The Washington Post 9/21/2017

Joel Wit commented on previous U.S. presidents threatening to retaliate against North Korean provocations. Foreign Policy 9/21/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar William R. McKinney is cited on North Korea’s ability to pursue a hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean. Bloomberg 9/21/2017

Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law Justin Frosini discussed the legalities of Catalonia's independence referendum. UniBocconi 9/21/2017

Assistant Professor of International Relations Nina Hall wrote about similarities between the elections in New Zealand and Germany. Newsroom 9/21/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed reaction to U.S. President Trump’s UN speech. CGTN’s The Heat 9/21/2017

Christopher Sands discussed ongoing NAFTA negotiations. Center for Strategic and International Studies’ 35 West podcast 9/21/2017

Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Bob van der Zwaan is cited on a two-step process for the conversion of waste toilet paper. Sustainability Matters 9/20/2017

David M. Lampton commented on the ramifications of U.S. President Trump’s threats during his UN speech. China Daily 9/20/2017

Joel Wit commented on the personal attacks by leaders contributing to deteriorating U.S.-North Korea relations. Politico 9/20/2017

Sanam Vakil commented on the future of the Iran nuclear agreement. RFI English 9/20/2017

Joel Wit commented on U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric about North Korea during his UN speech. AFP 9/20/2017

Joel Wit is cited on solutions that may come out of a meeting between North Korea’s top diplomat and the U.S. secretary of state. Quartz 9/20/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on reaction to U.S. President Trump’s UN speech. The New York Times 9/19/2017 

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the potential consequences of expelling North Korea from the UN. CNN 9/19/2017

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin wrote about the aftermath of the Syrian civil war. OZY 9/19/2017

Eliot A. Cohen discussed challenges and criticisms of U.S.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. NPR’s Morning Edition 9/19/2017

Hal Brands wrote about three factors driving a potential confrontation between U.S. and Iran. Bloomberg 9/19/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar William J. Newcomb commented on China and Russia implementing sanctions on North Korea. U.S. News & World Report 9/19/2017

Jenny Town commented on U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric about North Korea and its leader. WIRED 9/19/2017

Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of China Studies Carla Freeman wrote about the uncertainty of U.S.-China relations. China US Focus 9/18/2017

Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Raffaella A. Del Sarto wrote about border and sovereignty issues in the Middle East. Oxford University Press Blog 9/17/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea quietly carrying out as many as six nuclear test launches since 2014. The Washington Times 9/17/2017

Joel Wit wrote about North Korea’s top diplomat helping to deescalate tensions with the U.S over nuclear weapons. The Atlantic 9/16/2017 

Assistant Professor of International Economics Heiwai Tang co-wrote about China’s Belt and Road Initiative helping to internationalize its currency. The Diplomat 9/16/2017

Sanam Vakil commented on international reactions to the future of the Iran nuclear deal. NBC News 9/16/2017

Associate Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Alexander Bick co-wrote about U.S. policies toward Syria. Foreign Policy 9/15/2017

Antony Blinken commented on UN sanctions and international pressure on North Korea to deescalate its nuclear weapons program. CNN 9/15/2017

Eliot A. Cohen is cited on generals and high-ranking military officials in the Trump administration. AFP 9/15/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate possible signs of a collapse at a nuclear testing site in North Korea. Scientific American 9/15/2017

Lisel Hintz discussed Turkish politics and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ABC News 9/14/2017

Curtis Melvin commented on YouTube shutting down channels that broadcast North Korean content. The Washington Post 9/14/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said North Korea’s latest nuclear weapon test may have been larger than previously predicted. Foreign Policy 9/14/2017

Daniel Markey wrote about U.S. policy toward South Asia in the post 9/11 era. The American Interest 9/13/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea’s latest nuclear test possibly being more than twice as powerful as first predicted. Bloomberg 9/13/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the strength and capabilities of North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test. The Washington Post 9/13/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on a Chinese oil pipeline supporting North Korea's government, military, and economy. Korea Times 9/13/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed sanctions on North Korea and U.S. immigration. CGTN’s The Heat 9/12/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed issues and topics that may arise at the UN General Assembly. CGTN America 9/12/2017

Randa Slim is cited on the Israeli War with Hezbollah possibly leading to war with Iran. Middle East Online 9/11/2017