In the News: March 22–April 5, 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.

March 22–April 5, 2019


Misdiagnosing the Chinese infrastructure push. Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative Deborah Brautigam wrote in The American Interest, 4/4

State regulation in India – the art of rolling over rather than rolling back. Director of SAIS Asia Programs Devesh Kapur wrote in The Print, 4/4

Justice committee releases Wilson-Raybould texts, recording on SNC. Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands interviewed on BNN Bloomberg, 4/4

How to stop Venezuela’s hyperinflation? Brazil offers an idea. Riordan Roett Chair and Director of Latin American Studies Monica de Bolle wrote in Americas Quarterly, 4/3

What will changes at BNDES mean for Brazil’s businesses? Monica de Bolle interviewed in Latin America Advisor, 4/3

NATO’s next war is against global tyranny. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 4/3

Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics & Global Food and Agriculture Jessica Fanzo wrote for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 4/3

Shanahan’s bid for top Pentagon job on hold. Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin quoted in Foreign Policy, 4/3

How Chinese entrepreneurs are quietly reshaping Africa. SAIS-CARI cited in OZY, 4/2

Lessons of the real resistance. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 4/2

Cuts to Central American aid. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on C-SPAN Washington Journal, 4/2

Mounting cholera cases add to post-cyclone challenges in Mozambique. Director of International Development Tanvi Nagpal wrote in Axios, 4/2

University-wide committee would bring consistency to faculty tenure decisions. Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies Mary Elise Sarotte cited in Johns Hopkins HUB, 4/2

The French connection in Europe’s elections. Senior Associate Professor Camille Pecastaing wrote in The American Interest, 4/1

Brazil’s generals viewed as voice of moderation in populist government. Monica de Bolle quoted in Financial Times, 3/31

ISIS’s ‘caliphate’ was crushed. Now Syria’s Kurd-led alliance faces bigger battles. Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Adjunct Lecturer of International DevelopmentAlexander Bick quoted in The Defense Post, 3/29

Cancelled appearances, high-profile absences, TV blackout: Has China's answer to Davos lost its sheen? Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Kent E. Calder quoted in South China Morning Post, 3/29

Do central bankers dream of political union? From epistemic community to common identity. Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote in Comparative European Politics, 3/29

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s apprentice president. Monica de Bolle quoted in The Economist, 3/28

Brexit 2019: A look ahead. Erik Jones interviewed on Knowledge@Wharton podcast, 3/28

Former CIA Deputy Director explains why 2020 'briefing book' was released early.Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic StudiesJohn McLaughlin interviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 3/28

Turkey elections: Thousands of observers to oversee local vote. Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Lisel Hintz quoted on Al Jazeera, 3/27

Canada’s LNG sector vulnerable on GHG perception without better methane tracking. Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Sarah Jordaan cited in JWN Energy, 3/27

Former CIA leaders give ‘briefing book’ to 2020 candidates to counteract ‘fake news’ and ‘foreign election interference’. John McLaughlin cited in The Washington Post, 3/27

Report: Ex-CIA chiefs brief 2020 candidates on geopolitics, election interference. John McLaughlin cited in The Hill, 3/27

Google needs a lesson in patriotism. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 3/26

Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on The Origins and Enduring Value of the Transatlantic Alliance. Hal Brands’ statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on The Origins and Enduring Value of the Transatlantic Alliance posted on Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments website, 3/26

A building crisis in American foreign policy. Eliot A. Cohen interviewed on CBS News Intelligence Matters podcast, 3/26

Claim that LNG is no greener than coal gets new scrutiny. Sarah Jordaan cited in Business in Vancouver, 3/26

Experts say Barr’s summary report is silent on national security violations. John McLaughlin quoted in POLITICUSUSA, 3/26

The U.S. pledges a harder line in cyberspace — and drops some hints. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid interviewed on NPR Morning Edition, 3/26

America’s big advantage over China and Russia: Demographics. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 3/25

Corruption is the new communism. Professor Emeritus of American Foreign PolicyMichael Mandelbaum wrote in the The American Interest, 3/25

Ex-CIA chief: Dems shouldn't retry Mueller's case. John McLaughlin wrote in OZY, 3/25

Former CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin discusses summary of Mueller report.John McLaughlin interviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 3/25

Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Director of European and Eurasian StudiesErik Jones quoted on Al Jazeera, 3/23

Insecurity, identity politics, and the restructuring of the Middle East. Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Raffaella A. Del Sarto wrote for Project on Middle East Political Science, 3/22

Trump response to Guaidó aide arrest: New financial sanctions on Venezuela. Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Miami Herald, 3/22

The king, the junta, and the juggernaut: Thailand and counter-democratization. Camille Pecastaing wrote in The American Interest, 3/22

Does Italy’s economic recession hinder the EU’s China strategy? Bologna Institute for Policy Research Associate Fellow Marcus Walsh-Führing wrote for EURACTIV, 3/22