In The News, February 26 - March 20, 2018

 

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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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February 26 - March 20, 2018
 

 
Adjunct Professor of Japan Studies William Brooks commented on Japan’s first Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade. Asia Times 3/20/2018

The China Africa Research Initiative is cited on rising Chinese investments in Africa. Eurasia Review 3/20/2018

Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid commented on reaction to Facebook’s security chief stepping down. The Wall Street Journal 3/19/2018

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands discussed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s brief tenure. Bloomberg View 3/19/2018

Professor of the Practice of International Development Brian Levy wrote about economic challenges for new South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Gulf News 3/19/2018

Dean Vali Nasr is cited on the Israeli and U.S. militaries posing a threat to Iran. The Intercept 3/17/2018

Director of International Development and Director of the China-Africa Research Initiative Deborah Bräutigam commented on U.S. and Chinese investments in Africa. Daily Nation 3/17/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar William Newcomb commented on requirements for Cambodia to comply with UN sanctions on North Korea. Nikkei Asian Review 3/17/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony Blinken is cited on U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s tenure. PBS NewsHour 3/16/2018

Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy and Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Johannes Urpelainen wrote about electricity services in India. The Energy Collective 3/16/2018

Deborah Bräutigam commented on misreporting of China’s engagement with Africa. Asia Times 3/16/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Curtis Melvin commented on electricity trade between North Korea and China. The Wall Street Journal 3/16/2018 

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky commented on Russia’s involvement in the U.S. presidential elections. Bloomberg 3/16/2018

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin is cited on congressional oversight of U.S. intelligence. The New Republic 3/15/2018

Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing wrote about the upcoming elections and democracy in Iraq. The Hill 3/15/2018

Deborah Bräutigam co-wrote about China-Africa economic relations. The Hill 3/15/2018

Johannes Urpelainen is cited on a study tracking electrification in rural India. Forbes 3/15/2018

African Studies Lecturer Seth Kaplan commented on the history of reform in China. Global Times 3/15/2018

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Aylin Ünver Noi wrote about regional cooperation over maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean. Anadolu Agency 3/15/2018

Curtis Melvin commented on a consumer goods company that is a subsidiary of North Korea’s Air Koryo. The Associated Press 3/15/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea has begun testing its nuclear reactors. CNN 3/15/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila N. Chaudhary wrote about CIA Director Mike Pompeo replacing Rex Tillerson as U.S. secretary of state. Politico 3/14/2018

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote about the consequences of replacing U.S. Secretary Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The Atlantic 3/14/2018

China Studies Director David M. Lampton and Deborah Bräutigam commented on China’s growing military and economic interests in Africa. Voice of America 3/14/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s tenure. Fox News 3/14/2018

Associate Director of Strategic Studies Mara Karlin is cited on U.S. security policies toward Syria. USA Today 3/14/2018

John McLaughlin discussed CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel. NPR’s All Things Considered 3/14/2018

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands discussed Canada's potential for partnering with U.S. energy independence efforts. CBC Radio 3/14/2018

John McLaughlin commented on CIA Director Mike Pompeo being nominated as the next U.S. secretary of state. NBC News 3/14/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on the interpretation of the term “denuclearization” by the U.S. and North Korea. The Washington Post 3/14/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Research Director James Person commented on staff shakeups in the Trump administration and the U.S.-North Korea talks. CNN 3/14/2018

U.S.-Korea Visiting Scholar John Merrill co-wrote about U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s dismissal and its impact on the U.S.-North Korea summit. Nikkei Asian Review 3/14/2018

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer is cited on a border dispute between Kosovo and Montenegro. Gazeta Express 3/13/2018

Hal Brands wrote about American foreign policy and U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s tenure. Bloomberg 3/13/2018

John McLaughlin discussed the leadership shakeup in the Trump administration. NPR’s Morning Edition 3/13/2018

Senior Fellow of American Foreign Policy David Rothkopf wrote about challenges during the tenure of U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson. New York Daily News 3/13/2018

John McLaughlin commented on the nomination for Gina Haspel to become the next CIA director. McClatchy 3/13/2018

Center for Transatlantic Relations Non-Resident Fellow Taras Kuzio wrote about factors that contributed to corruption in Ukraine. The Financial Times 3/13/2018

John McLaughlin commented on the qualifications of CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel. The Washington Post 3/13/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on the process of congressional oversight over U.S. intelligence. Newsmax 3/13/2018

Matthew Rojansky commented on the elections in Russia. Politico 3/13/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on congressional oversight of U.S. intelligence. The Hill 3/13/2018

Christopher Sands commented on the impact of U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson’s firing on U.S.-Canada relations. Global News 3/13/2018

John McLaughlin is cited on congressional oversight of U.S. intelligence. NBC News 3/13/2018

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote about rising threats of euroscepticism in Rome. Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum 3/12/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town commented on North Korea being in a new position of strength before talks with the U.S. Foreign Policy 3/12/2018

Deborah Bräutigam is cited on U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s approach and rhetoric about Africa and China. China Daily 3/12/2018

Adjunct Lecturer of China Studies Michael S. Chase wrote about China’s reaction to the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review. China Brief 3/12/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about reactions to a U.S. executive order imposing import tariffs. Forbes 3/12/2018

Matthew Rojansky commented on U.S. relations with Russia. The Associated Press 3/12/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on the expansion of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Bloomberg 3/12/2018

Eurasian Studies Senior Adjunct Professor Gianfranco Pasquino commented on the misconceptions and history of populism in Italian politics. Khaleej Times 3/11/2018

Deborah Bräutigam discussed U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s trip to Africa and China’s economic investments in the region. NPR’s All Things Considered 3/11/2018

Joel Wit co-wrote about the U.S. preparing for a high-stakes diplomatic summit with North Korea. Politico 3/11/2018

Christopher Sands commented on U.S.-Canada trade relations. Global News 3/11/2018

Christopher Sands wrote about U.S. plans to exempt Canada and Mexico from new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The Conversation 3/11/2018

Deborah Bräutigam commented on U.S. Secretary Tillerson’s remarks about Chinese investments in Africa. CNN 3/10/2018

Joel Wit co-wrote about the priorities for an upcoming meeting between the U.S. and North Korea. Politico 3/10/2018

John McLaughlin wrote about reasons for skepticism about the planned U.S.-North Korea meeting. OZY 3/9/2018

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum wrote about the new U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Project Syndicate 3/9/2018

U.S.-Korea Institute Chairman Robert Gallucci commented on U.S.-North Korea diplomacy for the 1994 Agreed Framework deal. CNBC 3/9/2018

Jenny Town and U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Michael Madden commented on the potential location of the U.S.-North Korea summit. The Washington Post 3/9/2018

Joel Wit commented on U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks. The Wall Street Journal 3/9/2018

Robert Gallucci discussed expectations for the U.S.-North Korea summit. NPR’s All Things Considered 3/9/2018

Michael Madden commented on the potential location and objectives of the U.S.-North Korea talks. BBC 3/9/2018

James Person commented on the South Korean president’s role in the U.S.-North Korea summit. Vox 3/9/2018

Joel Wit commented on the U.S. approach towards diplomatic relations with North Korea. TIME 3/9/2018

James Person commented on North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs. HISTORY 3/9/2018

William Newcomb commented on implementation of U.S. sanctions on North Korea. BBC 3/9/2018

Michael Madden commented on characterizations about the North Korean leaderUSA Today 3/9/2018

Jenny Town commented on the U.S. president expressing consistent and disciplined messaging at the summit with North Korea. Vox 3/9/2018

Joel Wit is cited on U.S. preparation for diplomacy with North Korea. The Hankyoreh 3/9/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea is making new nuclear bomb fuel. The New York Times 3/9/2018

Deborah Bräutigam commented on Chinese loans to Africa with built-in clauses to review repayments as prices fluctuate. The Economist 3/8/2018

Hal Brands wrote about New World Order in the aftermath of the Syrian civil war. Bloomberg 3/8/2018

emerge85 Co-director and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi discussed challenges for U.S.-North Korea diplomacy. CGTN America 3/8/2018

Deborah Bräutigam commented on U.S. interest in China’s investments in Africa. Institute for Security Studies 3/8/2018

Christopher Sands discussed reaction to new American tariffs on imports and NAFTA renegotiations. CBC Radio 3/8/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Majda Ruge wrote about the electoral system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Atlantic Council’s Atlanticist 3/8/2018

Jenny Town commented on reactions to the U.S. accepting an invitation from North Korea to participate in talks. The Guardian 3/8/2018

Joel Wit discussed reactions to plans for a high-level meeting between the U.S. and North Korea. NPR’s All Things Considered 3/8/2018

Jenny Town commented on the potential risks of the U.S. and North Korea meeting to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Mic 3/8/2018

Jenny Town commented on the North Korean leader’s motivations to meet with the U.S. president. Stars and Stripes 3/8/2018

Jenny Town commented on the diplomatic process for U.S.-North Korea talks. Sputnik News 3/8/2018

Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program and Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food and Agriculture Policy and Ethics Jessica Fanzo wrote about nutrition and international trade. News Deeply 3/7/2018

David M. Lampton commented on China as a major U.S. competitor following the announcement of new U.S. tariffs on imports. The Los Angeles Times 3/7/2018

Deborah Bräutigam is cited on China’s approach in economic relations with Africa. PBS NewsHour 3/7/2018

Robert Gallucci commented on diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea with the Agreed Framework deal. CNN 3/7/2018

Deborah Bräutigam commented on reactions to an Africa Investment Report by the Financial Times. Asia Times 3/7/2018

Joel Wit commented on deteriorating U.S.-North Korea relations due to declining face-to-face meetings. The Atlantic 3/7/2018

Jenny Town commented on the U.S. seizing the opportunity to denuclearize North Korea through diplomatic talks. The Guardian 3/7/2018

Joel Wit commented on opportunities for advancing diplomacy through U.S.-North Korea engagement. Reuters 3/7/2018

Michael Madden commented on the increasing political power and presence of the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong. CNN 3/7/2018

Jenny Town discussed potential key issues for upcoming negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea. Radio Sputnik 3/7/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images suggest North Korea has resumed plutonium production. Korea JoongAng Daily 3/7/2018

Erik Jones and Gianfranco Pasquino commented on the League and Five Star Movement in Italy. Politico 3/6/2018

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Sarah Marie Jordaan co-wrote about a study to reduce methane emissions. The News & Observer 3/6/2018

Deborah Bräutigam is cited on the rising debt levels for African countries. Daily Maverick 3/6/2018

Joel Wit commented on the time frame for phasing out North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. The Wall Street Journal 3/6/2018

Joel Wit co-wrote about the importance of a U.S. envoy to achieve successful U.S.-North Korea talks. NPR 3/6/2018

Jenny Town commented on the Trump administration’s pressure campaign on North Korea to encourage denuclearization talks. Foreign Policy 3/6/2018

Jenny Town commented on potential challenges and opportunities for U.S.-North Korea talks. USA Today 3/6/2018

Jenny Town commented on the U.S.-North Korea talks testing the Trump administration’s policies. Independent 3/6/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea has resumed production of plutonium for nuclear weapons. Stars and Stripes 3/6/2018

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on reactor activity at a North Korea nuclear site. The Telegraph 3/6/2018

Antony Blinken wrote about the Russian president’s role in conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. The New York Times 3/5/2018

Christopher Sands commented on the deteriorating relationship between Canada and the U.S. The Globe and Mail 3/5/2018

Afshin Molavi discussed China’s shift to an innovation and consumption-driven economy. CGTN America 3/5/2018

Erik Jones commented on the economic impact of the uncertainty surrounding the Italian elections outcome. Bloomberg 3/4/2018

Hal Brands wrote about President Xi Jinping’s approach to foreign and domestic affairs in China. Bloomberg 3/4/2018

Seth Kaplan discussed the China Model of development as an example for the developing world. CGTN America 3/4/2018

Center for Transatlantic Relations Visiting Fellow Maria Tilander wrote about the Swedish prime minister’s state visit to the U.S. The Hill 3/4/2018

Master of Arts in Global Risk Director and the Bologna Institute for Policy Research Director Filippo Taddei commented on potential governing challenges for the Five Star Movement. The National 3/3/2018

Seth Kaplan wrote about the implications of a bill to ban non-medical circumcision in Iceland. The Jordan Times 3/3/2018

Michael Madden commented on the joint North-South Korea ice hockey team resulting in good publicity. Dhaka Tribune 3/3/2018

Gianfranco Pasquino commented on the possible impact of the Italian elections on the party system and European politics. The New York Times 3/2/2018

Erik Jones commented on the Five Star Movement and the potential outcome of the Italian elections. U.S. News & World Report 3/2/2018

Gianfranco Pasquino commented on the political future for Democrats in Italy. The Wall Street Journal 3/2/2018

Afshin Molavi commented on increasing unemployment among Arab youth despite rapid urbanization, technology advances, and growing middle class. AMEinfo 3/2/2018

Gianfranco Pasquino commented on the concerns of Italian citizens over the upcoming elections. EU Observer 3/2/2018

Taras Kuzio commented on a Polish law that bans the ideology of Ukrainian nationalism. The Ukrainian Weekly 3/2/2018

The China Africa Research Initiative is cited on Ethiopia receiving loans from ChinaBloomberg 3/2/2018

Eliot A. Cohen commented on Russia likely responding to U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Task & Purpose 3/1/2018

Professor of History and International Studies Mark Gilbert is cited on the risk of government collapse following the elections in Italy. The Washington Post 3/1/2018

Erik Jones commented on possible consequences for Italy’s economy following the election results. Bloomberg 3/1/2018

Taras Kuzio wrote about the media’s portrayal of a “civil war” between Russian and Ukrainian language speakers. The Atlantic Council’s Ukraine Alert 3/1/2018

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Forbes 2/28/2018

Hal Brands wrote about U.S. response to great-power rivalries with China and Russia. Bloomberg 2/28/2018

Mara Karlin commented on the political turmoil and humanitarian crisis in eastern Ghouta. Vox 2/28/2018

Mark Gilbert wrote about the climate of uncertainty surrounding Italy’s elections. World Politics Review 2/28/2018

Hal Brands discussed the history of liberal international order with American leadership. Bloomberg View 2/27/2018

Michael Madden commented on North Korea’s participation in the Winter Paralympics. Newsweek 2/27/2018

Matthew Rojansky commented on the rise of authoritarian rulers. The New Yorker 2/27/2018

Curtis Melvin commented on the Syrian government’s long-standing cooperative relationship with North Korea. VICE News 2/27/2018

Christopher Sands commented on U.S. President Trump’s rhetoric about Canada regarding trade relations. The Globe and Mail 2/27/2018

Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White commented on the security risks of sustaining a Chinese presence in Pakistan. Bloomberg 2/26/2018

Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Speyer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar Sarah Sewall commented on non-military tools to address conflict prevention. New Security Beat 2/26/2018