In The News, August 23 - September 7, 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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August 23 – September 7, 2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the ongoing Saudi-Iran rivalry and complications with the annual Hajj pilgrimage. NPR Morning Edition 9/7/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Dennis P. Halpin wrote about the wife of Japan's prime minister visiting Pearl Harbor. The Weekly Standard 9/5/2016

Southeast Asia Studies Visiting Scholar David I. Steinberg wrote about long-standing bilateral ties between Myanmar and China. Nikkei Asian Review 9/2/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute reported that North Korea is modernizing its naval forces. Stars and Stripes 9/2/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin wrote about the potential for U.S.-Saudi relations to pose a threat to Asian security. Asia Times 9/2/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Director Carla Freeman and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Gregory Chin discussed China's agenda to advance its economy at the G-20 summit. China File 9/2/216

Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett discussed the challenges ahead for new Brazilian President Michel Temer. Latin America Advisor 9/1/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim wrote about diplomatic tensions between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The Huffington Post 9/1/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Researcher Curtis Melvin said satellite images indicate North Korea has built a large-scale airplane maintenance facility. Yonhap News Agency 9/1/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about four economic issues the G-20 summit should address. Forbes 8/31/2016

Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Kent E. Calder discussed China's rising influence in Europe. The Japan News 8/31/2016

International Development Program Director Deborah Bräutigam commented on foreign aid and investments in African countries. Institute for Security Studies 8/31/2016

Riordan Roett commented on Brazil's road to political recovery following the impeachment of its president. Bloomberg 8/30/2016

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands wrote about the Canadian prime minister's first official visit to China. Center for Strategic and International Studies 8/30/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute reported on the timeline of North Korea's new submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Voice of America 8/30/2016

Curtis Melvin commented on China-North Korea relations. The Korea Times 8/29/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute reported on the pace and method of North Korea's missile testing. The Japan Times 8/29/2016

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote about the future of European integration following the Brexit vote. Eastwest 8/29/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Joel Wit commented on U.S.-North Korea diplomacy to discuss denuclearization. The Washington Post 8/28/2016

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin wrote about five problems that hinder progress for U.S-Israeli relations. OZY 8/28/2016

Dean Vali Nasr’s book The Dispensable Nation, is cited for explaining U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Pakistan Observer 8/27/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute reported North Korea may have the capability to strike targets in the region by 2020. CNBC 8/26/2016

Christopher Sands wrote about U.S.-Canadian lumber trade. The Hill 8/26/2016

Abbas Kadhim commented on the removal of Iraq's defense minister. Voice of America 8/25/2016

Senior Adjunct Professor of Political Science Gianfranco Pasquino commented on disaster response following an earthquake in Italy. EUobserver 8/25/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky wrote about U.S. presidential campaign platforms and positions on Russia. Foreign Policy 8/24/2016

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Sarah Marie Jordaan co-authored a study on the environmental impacts of exporting Canadian liquefied natural gas. CBC/Radio-Canada 8/24/2016

George H.W. Bush Senior Associate Professor of International Relations Jakub Grygiel wrote about potential positive outcomes of the Brexit vote. Foreign Affairs 8/24/2016

Curtis Melvin said North Korea's expansion of artillery bases demonstrates its development of both nuclear and conventional weapons. The Voice of Vietnam 8/23/2016

Dean Vali Nasr commented on cooperation between Russia and Iran in Syria. Asharq Al Awsat 8/23/2016