In the News: December 4–December 20, 2018



‘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.


December 4, 2018–Decemeber 20, 2019

Trump’s Syria strategy was always a mess. Acting Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin cited in Washington Post, 12/20
The worst Brexit option, except for all the others. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs wrote in Foreign Affairs, 12/20

Trump is pulling all U.S. ground troops from SyriaMara Karlin quoted in Vox, 12/19

China is blowing a golden opportunity from the Huawei arrest. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 12/19

The Universal Declaration turns 70. African Studies Professorial Lecturer Seth D. Kaplan wrote in The American Interest, 12/19

Some thoughts on President Trump’s strategy for Africa. African Studies Adjunct Lecturer Anthony Carroll wrote in Council on Foreign Relations Africa in Transition, 12/18

The interface between consumers and their food environment in Myanmar: an exploratory mixed-methods study. Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics & Global Food and Agriculture Jessica Fanzo wrote in Cambridge Core, 12/18

The end of Europe? Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum quoted in The New York Times, 12/18

In Freeland we trust. Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands wrote in Macdonald-Laurier Institute Inside Policy, 12/18

Does the century have to belong to China? Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin wrote in OZY, 12/18

Strategic outpost exclusive: Santa’s 2018 NatSec gift list. Visiting Professors of Strategic Studies David Barno and Nora Bensahel wrote in War on the Rocks, 12/18

Why China’s electric-car industry is leaving Detroit, Japan, and Germany in the dust. Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Jonas Nahm quoted in MIT Technology Review, 12/17

Experts reflect on 40 years of Sino-U.S. ties. Professor Emeritus of China Studies David M. Lampton quoted in Shanghai Daily SHINE, 12/17

Chinese and American scholars gather in Shanghai to discuss China-U.S. tiesDavid M. Lampton quoted in Global Times, 12/17

China is now the biggest threat to your privacy, and other commentaryHal Brands and Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Director Francis J. Gavin cited in New York Post, 12/16

Europe's left and right share a common call: State intervention. Director of SAIS Europe Michael G. Plummer quoted in Wall Street Journal, 12/15

Making the most of the USMCA through cross-ownershipChristopher Sands wrote in Energy Magazine, 12/14

China's 'complicated' role in fight against climate changeJonas Nahm quoted in CBC News, 12/14

Canada caught between two powers, feeling alone in the worldChristopher Sands quoted in Associated Press, 12/14

Why "engagement" with China failed. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Jim Mann wrote in Axios, 12/14

Christianity faces one of its biggest splits in centuries this weekend. Center for Transatlantic Relations Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow Taras Kuzio cited in Reuters, 12/14

Jennifer Rubin: 'Trump's 'fever-dream fantasies' pose real threat to U.S.'John McLaughlin cited in Irish Independent, 12/13

Russia, Russia, RussiaJohn McLaughlin quoted in The Washington Post, 12/13

Opinion: Trump charts a losing course by ignoring the best part of the economy. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger wrote in MarketWatch, 12/13

Trump’s anti-service economyAnne O. Krueger wrote in Project Syndicate, 12/13

Why is National joining the nationalists? Assistant Professor of International Relations Nina Hall wrote in Newsroom, 12/13

How to narrow the gap between Ardern’s foreign policy aspirations and domestic debateNina Hall wrote in The Conversation, 12/13

India's state public sector undertakings: More agony than ecstasy. Director of SAIS Asia Programs Devesh Kapur wrote in The Print, 12/13

Reports: China suspected in Marriott database breach. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid cited in DataBreachToday, 12/13

Pragmatism and profits drive Islamic finance industry. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi wrote in Hoover Institution The Caravan, 12/13

Chinese money has American universities in a bindHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg, 12/12

Trump’s departure from reality is a national security threatJohn McLaughlin quoted in The Washington Post, 12/12

What are the right ways to approach Saudi Arabia? Dean Vali Nasr interviewed on MSNBC Morning Joe, 12/12

Has the tax on women in national security been cutMara Karlin quoted in The Washington Post, 12/12

The U.N. climate conference in Katowice: A message from the European capital of coal. Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote in Bruegel, 12/12

The U.S. and Russia are trading shots after Moscow sent two bombers to visit the U.S.' biggest foe in the hemisphere. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Business Insider, 12/11

America’s Middle East purgatoryMara Karlin wrote in Foreign Affairs, 12/11

America’s long goodbye. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote in Foreign Affairs, 12/11

From doves to hawks: Why the U.S.' moderate China watchers are growing skeptical about BeijingDavid M. Lampton quoted in TheStreet, 12/11

China dumps 'Vanity Projects' in Africa. China Africa Research Initiative Researcher Yunnan Chen quoted in OZY, 12/11

How India, China and U.S. manage their ties will shape future of East Asia. Senior Adjunct Professor of South Asia Studies Walter Andersen quoted in ThePrint, 12/11

Congress in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, TRS in Telangana, MP on knife edgeWalter Andersen participated in a panel discussion on WION, 12/11

Why pro-Russian candidates won’t win Ukraine’s 2019 electionsTaras Kuzio wrote in Atlantic Council, 12/11

Jared Kushner did whatEliot A. Cohen quoted in The Washington Post, 12/10

The historical profession is committing slow-motion suicideHal Brands and Francis J. Gavin wrote in War on the Rocks, 12/10

Pass or fail, Brexit has destroyed Britain’s brilliant global strategyHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 12/10

China leads the world in carbon emissions; can it be part of the global solutionJonas Nahm interviewed on NPR The Takeaway, 12/10

The rage of the yellow jackets. Senior Associate Professor Camille Pecastaing wrote in The American Interest, 12/10

Is the U.N.’s new migration compact a major breakthrough?  Nina Hall wrote in The Washington Post, 12/9

What must change for Libya to prosper? Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Edward P. Joseph wrote in The National Interest, 12/9

Former CIA chief sheds light on Huawei arrestJohn McLaughlin wrote in OZY, 12/9

Ex-head of CIA's 'Russia Group' promoted amid Russiagate frenzyJohn McLaughlin cited in Sputnik, 12/8

Beth Kimber becomes first woman to run the CIA's clandestine operationsJohn McLaughlin quoted on NBC News, 12/7

How to enact policies that are effective in slowing climate changeJonas Nahm wrote in The Washington Post, 12/7

Facing Trump attacks, Pakistan military seeks peace with India. Foreign Policy Fellow Shamila Chaudhary quoted in Bloomberg, 12/6

Trade war: Focus turns to Thailand to conclude $7 trln RCEPMichael G. Plummer wrote in AEC News Today, 12/6

EU moves to shield companies that trade with Iran from U.S. sanctions. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil quoted in Marketplace, 12/6

Putin’s Saudi bromance is part of a bigger planHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 12/5

Trump could strike back at Alberta oil cuts, says former provincial trade envoyChristopher Sands quoted in CBC, 12/5

Xi sees Trump as an emperor with no clothes. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry G. Broadman wrote in Gulf News, 12/5

Mourning a president, and much else besides. Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies Mary Elise Sarotte wrote in Foreign Affairs, 12/5

Chinese investments in Africa go off the railsYunnan Chen quoted in Financial Times, 12/5

Contradictions of the faithSanam Vakil wrote in Hoover Institution The Caravan, 12/4