In the News: January 23–February 8, 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.

January 23–February 8, 2019


Canada’s next NAFTA ‘charm offensive’ won’t look like the last one. Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands quoted in Maclean’s Magazine, 2/7

The potential for a U.S.-Canadian spacefaring partnership: Canada’s role in the U.S. return to space leadership. Christopher Sands wrote for the Wilson Center Canada Institute, 2/7

The Islamic Republic at 40: What does the future hold for Iran? Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies Narges Bajoghli interviewed on Al Jazeera Stream 2/7

President Trump vows to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. Adjunct Lecturer of International Development Jennifer Kates interviewed on C-SPAN Washington Journal, 2/7

Foreign allies should take their cues from Venezuelan activists’ push for democracy. Visiting Assistant Professor of Conflict Management Jeffrey Pugh wrote in The Globe Post, 2/7

Don’t let China take the world hostageHenry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 2/6

The lessons of tragedy. Hal Brands interviewed on The American Interest podcast, 2/6

House Foreign Affairs Committee wrangles with Saudi relations. Acting Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin quoted in United Press International, 2/6

Democracy in retreat: Experts discuss the global state of freedom. Associate Professor of Practice of International Relations Yascha Mounk cited in Johns Hopkins HUB, 2/6

Trump said we’ve nearly wiped out ISIS. Here’s what actually happened. Dean Vali Nasr wrote in The Washington Post, 2/6

Trump team threatens to wreck bipartisan consensus on Venezuela. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin N. Gedan wrote in The Hill, 2/5

Inside Trump’s ‘Cubanization’ of America’s Venezuela policyBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in Miami Herald, 2/5

Trudeau announces $53 million for VenezuelaBenjamin N. Gedan interviewed on CTV News, 2/4

INF treaty, a wise withdrawal. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin cited in Washington Times, 2/4

The role of international institutions in fostering sub-Saharan Africa’s electrification. Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote in ScienceDirect, 2/4

Distinguished persons of the week: If this is the deep state, more pleaseJohn McLaughlin quoted in Washington Post, 2/3

‘U.S. has broken taboo of not talking to Taliban’. Vali Nasr cited in Dawn, 2/3

Dropping weapons treaty would let U.S. update its nuclear aresenal. Foreign Policy Institue Fellow Jeffrey Pryce cited on France 24, 2/3

Regime change again: The U.S. just can’t seem to stop itself. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 2/2

Difficult Brexit process continues to split society. Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted in Arab News2/2

As Chinese dragon slows, Middle East will feel the heat. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi wrote in Arab News, 2/2

U.S. keen to wash its hands of Afghanistan. Vali Nasr cited in Dawn, 2/2

Leading Britain’s conversation. Jeffrey Pryce interviewed on LBC, 2/2

U.S.-Taliban talks may be proceeding too quickly, retired U.S. commander says. Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies David Barno interviewed on NPR Morning Edition, 2/1

America’s long goodbye. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote in Foreign Affairs, 1/31

The political crisis in VenezuelaBenjamin N. Gedan interviewed on Voice of America Encounter, 2/1

China testing Trump in CanadaChristopher Sands wrote for Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2/1

British PM goes back to Brexit negotiating tableBenjamin N. Gedan interviewed on BBC Newsday, 1/31

Difficult Brexit process continues to split societyErik Jones quoted in Penza News, 1/31

China should join the new Trans-Pacific Partnership. Director of SAIS Europe Michael G. Plummer wrote for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1/31

How Woodrow Wilson lost the peaceHal Brands wrote in The American Interest, 1/30

Will U.S. intervention in Venezuela help or harm its peopleBenjamin N. Gedan interviewed on PBS NewsHour, 1/30

Escalating tensions in VenezuelaBenjamin N. Gedan interviewed on MSNBC, 1/30

The Davos of value change’: Some new topics take center stage. Assistant Professor of International Relations Nina Hall interviewed on Knowledge@Wharton podcast, 1/30

Trump and his intel chiefs are worlds apart on ISIS, Russia, borderJohn McLaughlin quoted on NBC News, 1/30

Jennifer Buscemi is the deepfake that should seriously frighten you. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid quoted in The Daily Dot, 1/30

Trump’s venom for U.S. allies could take a toll this yearHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 1/29

U.S. asserts Guaido's control over key Venezuela bank accounts. Riordan Roett Chair of Latin American Studies and Director of Emerging Markets Specialization Monica de Bolle quoted in Bloomberg, 1/29

The economic impact of President Trump’s trade policy. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger cited in Texas A&M Today, 1/29

Top intelligence chiefs contradict Trump on ISIS threat, Iran nuclear dealJohn McLaughlin interviewed on MSNBC, 1/29

Eurasian economic (dis)union. Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Marsha Olive quoted in Financial Times, 1/29

Brexit unlikely to affect bilateral UK-France defence and security co-operation. Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Alice Pannier interviewed in Jane’s Intel Review, 1/29

Tying the knot: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the human right to adequate nutrition. Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics & Global Food and Agriculture Jessica Fanzo wrote in Columbia Journal of Transitional Law, 1/28

The German economy is slowing. Brexit could make it worseErik Jones quoted on Al Jazeera, 1/28

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for new protestsBenjamin N. Gedan interviewed on CTV News, 1/28

Trump hits Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro in pocketbookBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in Bloomberg quoted in Miami Herald, 1/28

Latin American nations rally around U.S. in break from pastBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in Bloomberg, 1/27

The faces might change but the outcome is the same old deadlock in LibyaHafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 1/26

PU working on national education policy. Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White cited in The Nation, 1/26

Partisan squabbles degrade public servants — at America’s risk. Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila Chaudhary wrote in The Hill, 1/25

The White House threatens oil sanctions if Venezuela’s Maduro crosses red lineBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Miami Herald, 1/25

By fielding Priyanka Gandhi, congress may have stumbled upon a shrewd move to add to Narendra Modi’s difficulties. Director of SAIS Asia Programs Devesh Kapur cited in, 1/25

The American brain drainAnne O. Krueger interview on Bloomberg What’d You Miss This Week podcast, 1/25

Should the President Be impeached? Two viewsYascha Mounk interviewed on NPR Midday, 1/25

Here's how U.S.-Venezuela tensions got to the brink of crisisMonica de Bolle quoted on CNBC, 1/24

Fresh international support for an old U.S. tactic when it comes to VenezuelaBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Los Angeles Times, 1/24

Situation in Venezuela amounts to U.S.-backed regime change — how do we feel about thatBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in ThinkProgress, 1/24

Canada ranks No. 1 in global quality of life list. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Daniel Hamilton quoted on CTV News, 1/23

India’s Congress party turns to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to fight electionDevesh Kapur quoted in Financial Times, 1/23

Building militaries in fragile states. Review of Mara Karlin’s book by National Defense University Press, 1/23