In The News, January 17 - February 3, 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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January 17 – February 3, 2017

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil discussed the U.S. and Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemen conflict. NBC News 2/3/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the history of Islam and how moderate Muslim leaders are countering fundamentalism. The Straits Times 2/3/2017 

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit commented on the U.S. defense secretary's visit to South Korea. The New York Times 2/2/2017

Joel Wit discussed the new U.S. defense secretary's first foreign trip. NPR Morning Edition 2/2/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow David Satter wrote about Russia's 1999 apartment bombings and future partnerships with the U.S. National Review 2/2/2017

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands commented on Canada's future trade relations with the U.S. BNN 2/2/2017

Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations Daniel Hamilton is cited on America's significant commercial and financial presence in Britain. Daily Express 2/2/2017

Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and Director of Asia Programs Kent E. Calder discussed the U.S. defense secretary's trip to Japan. The Associated Press 2/1/2017

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin is cited on the ramifications of a U.S. immigration ban. CNN 2/1/2017

Daniel Hamilton is cited on potential obstacles for a new trade deal between the U.S. and Britain. The Telegraph 2/1/2017

African Studies Lecturer Seth D. Kaplan discussed Eritrea's current political leadership, economy, and relations with the U.S. The Cipher Brief 2/1/2017

Director of Strategic Studies Eliot Cohen discussed U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural address and leadership style. CNN New Day 1/31/2017

Eliot Cohen discussed President Donald Trump's appointments and trade policy toward Mexico. BBC 1/31/2017

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor Hal Brands wrote about U.S. President Trump's grand strategy for the Middle East, trade, China, and immigration. Foreign Policy 1/31/2017

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs commented on the European Central Bank and monetary policies in the EU. The Washington Post 1/31/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about U.S. President Trump's trade policy. Forbes 1/31/2017

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote about the rise of populism in Europe and the Italian constitutional referendum. The Freethink Tank 1/31/2017

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer commented on U.S. President Trump's executive order on immigration. Lawfare blog 1/31/2017

Eliot Cohen discussed U.S. President Trump's policies and appointments. NPR All Things Considered 1/30/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea is preparing to restart a reactor at a nuclear facility. CNN 1/30/2017

Eliot Cohen wrote about executive actions and orders by U.S. President Donald Trump. The Atlantic 1/29/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow and emerge85 Co-director Afshin Molavi wrote about China's interest in European soccer teams and the "Chinese Dream." The Washington Post 1/29/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the consequences of U.S. President Trump signing an executive order on immigration. The New York Times 1/28/2017

Kent E. Calder discussed concerns by Asian countries about future trade with the U.S. following a proposed tax on exports from Mexico. The Associated Press 1/27/2017

John McLaughlin commented on the CIA's former overseas "black site" prisons. The Washington Post 1/27/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate North Korea is preparing to restart a nuclear facility. Bloomberg 1/27/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel wrote about the pending U.S. Senate approval for Montenegro to join NATO. The Huffington Post 1/27/2017

Eliot Cohen commented on the evolution of bombs and warfare in the U.S. military. St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1/27/2017

Kent E. Calder discussed emerging economic opportunities in Eurasia. The Straits Business Times 1/27/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed U.S. President Trump's first week in office, and his policies toward the TPP and torture. The Heat CGTN 1/26/2017

China Studies Director David M. Lampton discussed the possibility of a trade war and retaliation between the U.S. and China. China Daily USA 1/25/2017

Eliot Cohen discussed his book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force. The Washington Post 1/24/2017

Data from the China Africa Research Initiative is cited on Chinese loans to African countries to fund transportation projects. Voice of America 1/24/2017

Joel Wit wrote about diplomatic relations between the U.S. and North Korea under the Trump administration. Politico 1/24/2017

Joel Wit discussed diplomatic measures the U.S. should take to address North Korea's nuclear proliferation. Yonhap News 1/24/2017

John McLaughlin discussed U.S. President Trump's first address to the intelligence community. MSNBC 1/23/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim wrote about bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey. The Huffington Post 1/23/2017

Christopher Sands discussed consequences for Canada following the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP. The Globe and Mail 1/23/2017

Dean Vali Nasr wrote about the changing sectarian landscape in the Middle East. Foreign Policy 1/22/2017

John McLaughlin commented on U.S. President Trump's comments and rhetoric during a speech in front of the intelligence community. The New Yorker 1/22/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the impact of U.S. President Trump's inaugural address on relations with U.S. allies. Politico 1/20/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed U.S. President Trump's campaign rhetoric and speech during his inauguration ceremony. The Heat CGTN 1/20/2017

John McLaughlin wrote about pressing U.S. security issues. OZY 1/20/2017

Afshin Molavi discussed the Chinese president's speech during the World Economic Forum. The Heat CGTN 1/20/2017

Erik Jones wrote about the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump and rise of populism in Europe. E!Sharp 1/20/2017

Kent E. Calder’s book, Singapore: Smart City, Smart State, is cited on the republic's domestic policies in education, housing, and transportation. The Straits Times 1/19/2017

A book edited by Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett and Associate Director of the Latin American Studies Program Guadalupe Paz, Latin America and the Asian Giants, is cited on Asia's growing ambitions in Latin America. Americas Quarterly 1/19/2017

Eliot Cohen wrote about the U.S. remaining a global power and the use of military force. The Los Angeles Times 1/18/2017

Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of China Studies Carla Freeman wrote about U.S.-China relations under a Trump administration. ChinaFile 1/18/2017

Carla Freeman wrote about China's dam construction policies and diplomacy initiatives. Water International 1/18/2017

Eliot Cohen's book, The Big Stick, is cited on hard power in American foreign policy. The Wall Street Journal 1/17/2017

China Studies Adjunct Professor David Brown discussed China's response to a phone call between the American and Taiwanese presidents. U.S. Naval Institute News 1/17/2017