In the News: June 28-July 26, 2018

Trump turns the power of government against his foes. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of Strategic Studies Eliot Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 7/25

Imran Khan's party claims victory in disputed Pakistan election. Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila Chaudhary quoted in Bloomberg, 7/25

Is Montenegro worth fighting for? Yep. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in BNN Bloomberg, 7/25

Africa: Double debt risk for African countries that turn to China. China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI) Research Associate Janet Eom quoted in AllAfrica.com, 7/25

Xi Jinping is visiting Africa this week: Here's why China is such a popular development partner. Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in International Political Economy and CARI Director Deborah Bräutigam wrote in the Washington Post, 7/24

Examining where Jim Mattis stands in the Trump administration. Associate Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin interviewed on NPR, 7/24

China and Pakistan plan to get rich together. The price? Human rights. Shamila Chaudhary cited in Huffington Post, 7/24

White House strikes back against critics of Trump stance on Russia. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin cited in Radio Free Europe, 7/24

'Terrorist' turned candidate: Pakistani extremists contest national elections. Shamila Chaudhary quoted in Radio Free Europe, 7/24

Trump's Montenegro outburst likely originated with Putin. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel wrote in BalkanInsight, 7/24

Trade war with Canada is 19,000-job gamble for eastern Washington. Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands quoted in the Spokesman-Review, 7/24

Former CIA Acting Director: 'We contributed to the security of the U.S.' John McLaughlin interviewed on MSNBC, 7/24

Everything you wanted to know about Montenegro but were afraid to ask. Visiting Assistant Professor of Conflict Management Sinisa Vukovic wrote in Politico, 7/23

Trump's Twitter threat vs. Iran: Loud but hardly clear. Dean Vali Nasr quoted in the New York Times, 7/23

The week ahead. John McLaughlin quoted on WBUR, 7/23

Power to the rich: India needs to talk about money in politics. Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies and Director of Asia Programs Devesh Kapur wrote in the Hindustan Times, 7/23

Targeting critics, Trump threatens ex-officials' security clearances. John McLaughlin quoted in U.S. News and World Report, 7/23

Officials' stark warnings on Russia diverge from White House view. John McLaughlin quoted in the Wall Street Journal, 7/22

China's Belt and Road initiative in Africa is primarily for business. Deborah Bräutigam interviewed on CNBC, 7/22

What Mueller knows about the DNC hack—and Trump doesn't. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid quoted in MFA News Network, 7/21

Trump on trade and Xi Jinping's visit to the UAE. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi interviewed on CGTN, 7/20

Trump accuses tiny country of Montenegro of being so aggressive it would start World War III. Director of Conflict Management Daniel Serwer interviewed on Background Briefing With Ian Masters, 7/20

Chinese investment has boosted Africa's sustainable development. CARI Visiting Scholar Liu Qinghai quoted in the New Times (Rwanda), 7/20

U.S. was attacked and Trump sided with the enemy. John McLaughlin interviewed on MSNBC, 7/20

Reports of a change in U.S. policy on partition of Kosovo are simply wrong. Daniel Serwer quoted in the Gazeta Express, 7/20

Trump 'does not have the intelligence' to take back Crimea, experts say. Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Matthew Rojansky quoted in the Globe Post, 7/20

The intelligence community has never faced a problem quite like this. John McLaughlin quoted in The Washington Post, 7/19

Michael McFaul: Calling Putin 'sincere' suggests White House equating Americans with criminals. John McLaughlin interviewed on PBS NewsHour, 7/19

Former diplomats furious it took Trump three days to decide not to turn former ambassador over to Putin. Daniel Serwer quoted in the Huffington Post, 7/19

Asia leads the world's response to protectionism. Director of SAIS Europe and Eni Professor of International Economics Michael G. Plummer wrote in Nikkei Asian Review, 7/19

Chinese debt trap? Multi-billion dollar loan pledge to Middle East raises questions. Deborah Bräutigam quoted in Al Bawaba, 7/19

Xi's Africa tour an opportunity to fortify Chinese economic ties. Janet Eom wrote in Axios, 7/18

Clear labeling could help address obesity, influence consumers to choose healthier food. Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program Jessica Fanzo quoted in KFF Global Health Policy Report, 7/18

After Trump's defense of Putin, sighs of resignation—but nobody's resigning yet. John McLaughlin quoted in Yahoo News, 7/18

On the U.S. and fragile states. Mara Karlin interviewed on Defense One Radio, 7/18

Putin didn’t have to push the Kremlin’s narrative; Trump did it for him. Adjunct Professor of European Studies Alina Polyakova wrote in the Washington Post, 7/17

Brexit scenarios: Toward the end game. Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Michael Leigh wrote in Geopolitical Intelligence Services, 7/17

The facts missing from Trump and Putin's news conference. Thomas Rid quoted in PressFrom, 7/17

Putin is still pushing the "absurd" idea of a U.S.-Russia cybersecurity unit. Thomas Rid quoted in Vice News, 7/17

Strategic Outpost's third annual summer vacation reading list. Visiting professors of Strategic Studies and senior fellows of the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Nora Bensahel and David Barno wrote in War on the Rocks, 7/17

Putin tells Russian state TV that Trump gave him a 'very interesting offer' on Ukraine. Matthew Rojansky quoted in the Kyiv Post, 7/17

Trump's foreign policy is finally off the chain. Hal Brands wrote in BNN Bloomberg, 7/17

New Hoover Press Book Examines U.S. Policy Toward Iran. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Ambassador Eric S. Edelman wrote in the Hoover Institution blog, 7/17

Iran on the brink: Challenges and opportunities for Washington. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil wrote in the Hoover Institution blog, 7/17

The facts missing from Trump and Putin's news conference. Thomas Rid quoted in MSN, 7/17

Analysis: The facts missing from Trump and Putin's news conference. Thomas Rid quoted in The Hour, 7/16

Trump's 'Where Is the DNC server?' conspiracy theory, explained. Thomas Rid quoted in Motherboard, 7/16

Trump meets Putin in Helsinki: Why it matters. Matthew Rojanksy interviewed on WBEZ Worldview Podcast, 7/16

Putin needs America more than we need him. Trump doesn't act like it. Alina Polyakova wrote in the Washington Post, 7/16

Breakthrough in the Balkans: Macedonia's new name. Adjunct Lecturer of Conflict Management Edward Joseph wrote in Taylor and Francis Online, 7/16

Economic challenges facing Argentina and Venezuela. Director of Latin American Studies Monica de Bolle interviewed on the Macro Musings Podcast, 7/16

What France and Belgium's World Cup success says about European immigration. Afshin Molavi wrote in the Washington Post, 7/15

EU needs common vision, patchwork will not help. Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted in the Khaleej Times, 7/15

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain. Matthew Rojansky quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 7/15

Tariffs hitting U.S. farmers. Foreign Policy Institute Director Carla Freeman interviewed on Shenzhen Media, 7/15

Trump blames Obama in wake of latest Russia indictments. Thomas Rid cited on WSB Radio, 7/14

Trump aides scramble to stop him from selling out Syria to Putin. Daniel Serwer quoted in the Daily Beast, 7/14

The United States and China in Africa: What does the data say? CARI cited in World News Report, 7/13
 
Power distribution companies are slowing down Narendra Modi's Saubhagya scheme. Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment and Founding Director, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy Johannes Urpelainen wrote in The Print (India), 7/13
 
China's loans to Africa leave their sovereignty unscathed: analyst. CARI cited in Global Times, 7/12
 
Will a U.S.-UK free trade deal ever happen? Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor Daniel Hamilton quoted in BBC News, 7/12
 
China-U.S. economic relationship is more than just trade deficit. Afshin Molavi interviewed on CGTN, 7/12
 
Why diplomats are dreading the Trump-Putin summit. Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Kristina Spohr wrote in F3News, 7/12
 
Trump says leaving NATO is 'unnecessary,' claims allies anted up. Dean Vali Nasr interviewed on NBC News, 7/12
 
Will Imran Khan turn Pakistan into an Islamic welfare state? Associate Professor of Practice, South Asia Studies Joshua White quoted in the Wall Street Journal, 7/12
 
Meet the Trumpverstehers. Eliot Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 7/11
 
The age of Trumputin. Kristina Spohr wrote in the New Statesman, 7/11
 
Following 'unprecedented' U.S. funding cuts to UNRWA, Palestinians suffer the implications. Daniel Serwer quoted in Ahram Online, 7/11
 
Three reasons why Trump may end the 'Forever War'. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg, 7/11
 
Trump works to thank Guatemala for moving embassy by weakening anti-corruption panel. Adjunct Lecturer for Latin American Studies Program Benjamin Gedan quoted in the Miami Herald, 7/10
 
For Kim, age and longevity matter as he plays to outlast Trump. Adjunct Professor of Japan Studies William Brooks quoted in Asia Times, 7/9
 
Will Mexico's new president deliver on his promises? Christopher Sands interviewed on Knowledge@Wharton, 7/9
 
Revive South American Union to rescue Venezuelan democracy. Benjamin Gedan wrote in The Hill, 7/9
 
Trump's focus on tariffs still truly remain China: Trade expert. Christopher Sands interviewed on BNN Bloomberg, 7/9
 
Solar fuels could become competitive in the 2030s. Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Bob van der Zwaan cited in Science and Technology Research News, 7/9
 
As Trump prepares for NATO summit, we ask: What’s our NATO ROI? Mara Karlin interviewed on Marketplace, 7/9
 
The Lesson of the Great War. Eliot Cohen wrote  in The Atlantic, 7/9

Asians question U.S. staying power with China's rise, Trump's strategy shifts. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Satu Limaye quoted in the Washington Times, 7/8

The Ambassadors: The story of Pakistani American women. Shamila Chaudhary interviewed on 24 News HD, 7/7

Who can and will put the brakes on U.S. trade war policy? Visiting Scholar Shi Weicheng quoted in China.org.cn, 7/6

Donald Trump’s protectionist Rube Goldberg Machine. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger cited in the Gulf Times, 7/6

China, U.S. plunge into trade war. Monica de Bolle interviewed on NPR, 7/6

If U.S. retreats, China will reshape global norms. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg, 7/6
 
Did the U.S. vice president win support on his trip? Professor and Director Emeritus of the Latin American Studies Program Riordan Roett quoted in The Dialogue, 7/5
 
Weak demand makes expertise an orphan child. Devesh Kapur wrote in The Print (India), 7/4

Libya needs its old constitution if it wants to survive. Edward Joseph wrote in the National Interest, 7/4

Rulers in Tehran face anger as U.S. pressure mounts. Sanam Vakil wrote in Bangkok Post, 7/3

Dissecting India-related studies in U.S., Devesh Kapur wrote in the Hindu Business Line, 7/3

Travel troubles: China warns citizens of possible dangers in U.S. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi interviewed on CGTN America, 7/3

EU to migrants: Go home and stay home. Michael Leigh quoted in Politico, 7/3

The true danger to America's democracy. Hal Brands, wrote in the National Interest, 7/3

If Trump and Putin meet alone, what could go wrong? John McLaughlin interviewed on MSNBC, 7/3

How will Mexico's new president shake up NAFTA negotiations? Christopher Sands interviewed on CBC Radio, 7/2

Mexican election could accelerate NAFTA talks. Monica de Bolle quoted in the Wall Street Journal, 7/2

US mum on reason for postponement of 2+2 dialogue; experts disappointed. Joshua White quoted in the Free Press (India), 6/29

Military superiority: More than meets the eye. Mara Karlin wrote in War on the Rocks, 6/28