In the News: April1–April 18, 2019


‘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.

April 1–April 18, 2019


War of the worlds. Dean Vali Nasr interviewed on NPR Throughline podcast, 4/18

How Africa became collateral damage in U.S.-China trade warSAIS-CARI cited in The National, 4/17

Brazil’s BNDES: The Levy factor. Riordan Roett Chair and Director of Latin American Studies Monica de Bolle quoted in Latinvex, 4/17

New insights on the 'Made in China' model. Assistant Professor of Political Economy Ling Chen interviewed on Rhodes Center podcast, 4/17

In a twist, Canada asks U.S. for help cracking down at its southern border. Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands quoted in The Washington Post, 4/17

Is the International Energy Agency biased in favor of fossil fuels? Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Johannes Urpelainen wrote for Energy Central, 4/17

Commitment issues. Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin wrote in Foreign Affairs, 4/16

A Congress (not?) at war. Acting Associate Director of the American Foreign Policy Program Charles Stevenson interviewed on UC3P Thank You For Your Service podcast, 4/16

Trump's foreign policies are better than they seem. Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar Robert Blackwill wrote for the Council on Foreign Relations, 4/15

How to improve the U.S. tax system. Senior Lecturer of International Economics Jason Fichtner interviewed on C-SPAN Washington Journal, 4/15

Lok Sabha polls 2019: The alphabet soup that will influence the national elections. Director of SAIS Asia Programs Devesh Kapur wrote in Hindustan Times, 4/14

With Egypt’s withdrawal, hopes for MESA alliance are diminished but not dead. Director of Conflict Management and Acting Director of American Foreign Policy Daniel Serwer quoted in The National, 4/15

Liberalism is under siege. Conservatives can save it. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 4/14

U.S. trade policy tops IMF meetings. Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs John and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow John Lipsky interviewed on Bloomberg, 4/14

How Bashir’s ‘coup-proof’ regime unraveled. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 4/13

The curious case of Julian AssangeDistinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin interviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 4/13

Bernie Sanders imagines a progressive new approach to foreign policyVali Nasr cited in The New Yorker, 4/13

Trump gets Trumpier. Allies get more scaredHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 4/12

Was money to help women in Brazil’s politics funneled to menMonica de Bolle quoted in The New York Times, 4/12

Declassified U.S. documents reveal details about Argentina’s dictatorship. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in The New York Times, 4/12

India's election a vote of confidence in democracy. Director of SAIS Asia Programs Devesh Kapur quoted in Star Tribune, 4/12

The rise and fall of peace on Earth. Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum interviewed on Voice of America Press Conference USA, 4/12

We must keep Julian Assange from becoming a martyrJohn McLaughlin wrote in OZY, 4/12

Algeria’s false Spring? Senior Associate Professor Camille Pecastaing wrote in The American Interest, 4/12

How Trump's terrorist designation of Iran's revolutionary guard impacts its economy. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil quoted on CNBC, 4/12

New voices in grand strategyHal Brands wrote for Center for a New American Security, 4/11

U.S. looks for options as embattled Venezuelan leader hangs onBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Associated Press, 4/11

Washington and the USMCA delay: Cause for concernChristopher Sands wrote for C.D. Howe Institute Intelligence Memos, 4/11

China's influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak MandarinSAIS-CARI cited on CNN, 4/10

As NATO envoys celebrate, signs of fracturing from withinRobert Blackwill quoted in The New York Times, 4/10

Women economists help push the world forward. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger cited in The News Brunswick, 4/10

G7 economies have split views on the BRIVali Nasr cited in China Internet Information Center, 4/10

The real challenge for Indonesia's next president. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Vikram Nehru wrote in Nikkei Asian Review, 4/10

Can Sánchez’s eight-point roadmap strengthen European reform? Bologna Institute for Policy Research Associate Fellow Marcus Walsh-Führing wrote in E!Sharp, 4/9

If your taxes are a complicated mess, you’re not aloneJason Fichtner wrote for Roll Call, 4/8

U.S. signs defense cooperation agreement with Hungary. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Daniel Hamilton quoted on Voice of America, 4/8

Turkey's Erdogan sees 'theft' in Istanbul vote results. Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Lisel Hintz quoted in Yahoo News, 4/8

What lessons can the EU learn from Brexit? Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones interviewed for Debating Europe, 4/8

Andrew W. Marshall: In memoriam. Director of External Programs for the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Thomas G. Mahnken wrote in War on the Rocks, 4/8

After election setbacks, Erdogan faces challenge of economic disrepairLisel Hintz quoted in The Arab Weekly, 4/7

Daesh is defeated but its specter haunts us stillHafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 4/6

Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz in Washington, DC for events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATODaniel Hamilton cited in Poland.US, 4/6

Libya: High alert in Tripoli after renegade leader orders advanceHafed Al-Ghwell quoted on Al Jazeera, 4/5

Erdogan’s AKP losses in Turkey: Foreign policy consequencesLisel Hintz interviewed on War on the Rocks Warcast, 4/5

Misdiagnosing the Chinese infrastructure push. Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative Deborah Brautigam wrote in The American Interest, 4/4

Erdoğan’s grip on Turkey slips as opposition makes election gainsLisel Hintz quoted in The Guardian, 4/1

Rethinking central bank independenceErik Jones and Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs for Journal of Democracy, 4/1