In The News, July 20 - August 2, 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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July 20 – August 2, 2016

International Development Program Director Deborah Bräutigam’s book, The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China, is cited for tracing China's financing powers in developing countries. New Straits Times 8/2/2016

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin discussed security measures related to intelligence briefings for U.S. presidential candidates. Washington Journal C-Span 8/1/2016 

Director of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett discussed the process to restore political stability in Brazil. Bloomberg 8/1/2016

John McLaughlin discussed cyber security following the hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system. OZY 8/1/2016

Deborah Bräutigam’s book, The Dragon's Gift, is cited for explaining how China has helped African countries. Global Times 8/1/2016

Deborah Bräutigam’s book, Will Africa Feed China?, is cited for explaining myths about Chinese investments in Africa. The Zimbabwean 8/1/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin wrote about the capabilities of Chinese missiles and submarines that have reached U.S. territories. Asia Times 8/1/2016

John McLaughlin discussed intelligence briefings for U.S. presidential candidates. Weekend Edition Sunday NPR 7/31/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew Rojansky discussed potential ties between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the Russian president. The Financial Times 7/31/2016

South Asia Studies Senior Visiting Fellow Touqir Hussain wrote about Pakistan's need for a new security paradigm. The Diplomat 7/30/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Researcher Yonho Kim discussed the use of media propaganda to enhance freedom of information in North Korea. Korea Times 7/29/2016    

Christina Lin wrote about the impact of the U.S. election outcome on its allies in Europe and Asia. Asia Times 7/29/2016

John McLaughlin wrote about the strengths and weaknesses of ISIS. The Cipher Brief 7/28/2016

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer said U.S. efforts to aid Syria should include removing terrorist group Hezbollah from the country. The Washington Post 7/27/2016

George H.W. Bush Senior Associate Professor of International Relations Jakub Grygiel's book The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power is reviewed. The American Conservative 7/27/2016

Matthew Rojansky said it is plausible that Russian intelligence agencies are behind the DNC hackThe New York Times 7/26/2016

Matthew Rojansky discussed Russian President Vladimir Putin's potential motive to meddle in the U.S. election. CNN 7/26/2016 

Matthew Rojansky discussed the history of Russia intervening in Western politics. NPR 7/26/2016

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum explained the purpose of NATO and its treaty obligations. The Atlantic 7/26/2016
Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim discussed Russia benefiting from cooperation with the U.S. on peace efforts in Syria. Politico 7/25/2016

Christina Lin wrote about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Asia Times 7/25/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi discussed Hillary Clinton’s position on the Iran nuclear deal and free trade. Gulf News 7/24/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Azar Nafisi said fiction stories like "The Little Prince" teach the virtues of a democratic society. The Guardian 7/22/2016

Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Svante E. Cornell discussed how an attempted coup by the Turkish military will impact the Islamic State. Defense News 7/22/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Joel Wit discussed the possibility of the U.S. pursuing a nuclear weapons deal with North KoreaWashington Matters, Kiplinger 7/22/2016

Global Theory and History Adjunct Professor Michael D. Mosettig wrote about the French foreign minister and defense minister's visit to Washington. Essential Intelligence, The European Institute 7/22/2016

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's views on U.S. foreign policy and alliances. The Los Angeles Times 7/21/2016

European and Eurasian Studies Adjunct Professor Steven Kramer explained France’s vulnerabilities that make it a target for terror attacks. The Cipher Brief 7/20/2016

Steven Kramer discussed the challenges of integrating the immigrant community in France. The Cipher Brief 7/20/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi discussed the prospect of liberalism returning to Turkey under current leadership. Carnegie Europe 7/20/2016