In The News, March 9 - March 17, 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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March 9 – March 17, 2016

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones said that by doing what’s good for Italy, the Italian prime minister is positioning the country as a role model for reform within the European Union. The Financial Times 3/16/2016

Senior Visiting Fellow Touqir Hussain said U.S.-Pakistan relations have been impacted by "Washington’s growing ties with India." The Diplomat 3/16/2016

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer suggested that Russia’s withdrawal from Syria signals that the Syrian president "needs to give something at the negotiating table." Anadolu Agency 3/16/2016

China Studies Visiting Scholar Pieter Bottelier said the Chinese premier’s highest priority should be to restore confidence because domestic markets are nervousChina News Service 3/15/2016

Southeast Asia Studies Visiting Scholar David I. Steinberg wrote that expatriate civil society organizations in Myanmar have been "effective in influencing U.S. policies against the military junta." Nikkei Asian Review 3/14/2016

Academic Affairs Lecturer Matteo Garavoglia said "securing borders and establishing a truly European refugee framework" would be an ideal response by the European Union to the Syrian conflict. The Brookings Institution's Order from Chaos 3/14/2016

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands wrote that the Canadian prime minister’s visit to Washington helped "advance his environmental and energy agendas." The Wall Street Journal 3/11/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Joel Wit said North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and missiles may not lead to imminent war, but "certainly it raises tensions." The Washington Post 3/11/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi said, "in Africa, Dubai’s name has become a shorthand for success," as renowned galleries open branches and artists from around the world come to Dubai to sell and exhibit their work. Gulf News 3/11/2016

Daniel Serwer said "the prospects for a political agreement in Syria have long been dim to negligible," as airstrikes continue despite a cease-fire deal. Voice of America 3/11/2016

Alumna Caitlyn McCrone ’15 wrote that collecting sex-disaggregated data “helps financial institutions identify the vast untapped women’s market for financial services.” The Huffington Post 3/11/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute estimated North Korea could possess as many as 100 nuclear weapons by 2020Asia Times 3/11/2016

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Eric Edelman wrote that Turkey’s president has steered the country "toward authoritarianism, economic slowdown and civil war." The Washington Post 3/10/2016

Dean Vali Nasr said the results of the Iranian elections should not be taken "as a final victory of democracy and freedom in Iran, but rather as a movement in that direction." ABC Radio 3/10/2016

Christopher Sands wrote that the Canadian prime minister’s visit to Washington may be an “opportunity to advance several bilateral projects.” The Cipher Brief 3/10/2016

Afshin Molavi said the Korean pop single "Gangnam Style" is an example of horizontal globalization "where the center of economic gravity has balanced toward the East," disrupting Western dominance of global markets. Gulf News 3/10/2016

Christopher Sands said Canada's training of Kurdish fighters in Iraq will "contribute to the long-term stability of the region." Defense News 3/9/2016

Dean Vali Nasr was cited as saying Gulf countries could experience a "big structural gap" if oil prices are still low in five years. Marketplace 3/9/2016