In the News: May 17–May 29, 2019

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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 by the Office of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives.

May 17–May 29, 2019

Argentina’s election won’t change its economic options. Riordan Roett Chair and Director of Latin American Studies Monica de Bolle quoted in Bloomberg Opinion, 5/28
As Shanahan heads to Asia, Iran tensions threaten Pentagon's 'great power' focus. Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin quoted in Reuters, 5/28
What the European Parliament elections mean for Brexit. Senior Adjunct Professor of European Studies Michael Leigh quoted on PBS NewsHour, 5/28
Facebook deletes fake accounts used in pro-Iranian influence campaign. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid quoted on CNN, 5/28

From military to CIA, the sacrifice is often the same. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin wrote in The Cipher Brief, 5/27

The next British leader must salvage both Brexit and democracyJohn McLaughlinwrote in OZY, 5/27

EternalBlue believed to be behind crippling Baltimore attackThomas Rid cited in SC Magazine, 5/27

Bolsonaro supporters take to Brazil’s streets as approval ratings dropMonica de Bollequoted in The Guardian, 5/26

Robert Azzi: Beware the Gulf of Tonkin, WMDs, Straits of Hormuz. Dean Vali Nasr cited in Concord Monitor, 5/26

Troll watch: City infrastructures targeted with stolen NSA hacking toolsThomas Ridinterviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 5/26

Pete Buttigieg knocks Trump decisions on Jerusalem, Golan. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Adam Szubin cited in The Jerusalem Post, 5/26

Why the Middle East cannot afford to ignore climate change. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 5/25

Trump’s orders to AG on Russia probe worry criticsJohn McLaughlin cited in Associated Press, 5/25

In Baltimore and beyond, a stolen NSA tool wreaks havocThomas Rid quoted in The New York Times, 5/25

Diehard Bolsonaro supporters prepare to march as criticism of his rule intensifies.Monica de Bolle quoted in The Guardian, 5/24

Trump’s interest in pardoning troops accused of war crimes, explained. Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies Nora Bensahel quoted in Vox, 5/24

A feasibility check on core elements needed for ‘orderly’ sovereign debt restructuring and/or debt mutualisation in the Euro Area. Director of European and Eurasian StudiesErik Jones wrote for European Parliament, 5/24

How to invest in Narendra Modi’s India. Director of SAIS Asia Programs Devesh Kapurquoted in Barron’s, 5/24

Trump grants Barr power over classified Russia probe infoJohn McLaughlin cited on PBS NewsHour, 5/24

Chinese group eyes $10 billion industrial investment in UAE. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi cited in Financial Times, 5/24

Trump’s ‘art of the deal’ costs U.S. exporters and consumers. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger wrote in Mail & Guardian, 5/24

It's time U.S. stopped acting like a bullyAnne O. Krueger cited in China Daily, 5/24

Trump and Venezuela: Who takes responsibility for a disasterMonica de Bolle wrote for Peterson Institute for International Economics, 5/23

AP explains: Corruption trial against Argentina’s Fernández. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed in Associated Press, 5/23

How a woodsy misadventure spurred this artist to createJohn McLaughlin quoted in OZY, 5/23

Iran stiffens its resolve as the Trump administration’s pressure mounts. Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies Narges Bajoghli quoted in The New York Times, 5/22

On Huawei, all Trump has to lose is America’s credibility. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brandswrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 5/22

Can the Belt and Road become a trap for China? Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative Deborah Bräutigam cited in Project Syndicate, 5/22

A survey of Arab youth highlights gaps between policies and aspirationsAfshin Molavicited in Modern Diplomacy, 5/22

Iran increases its production of uranium as tensions grow. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil quoted in Irish Independent, 5/22

The other stolen valor: Unrecognized heroism in our recent wars. Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies David Barno and Nora Bensahel wrote in War on the Rocks. 5/21

Trump’s foreign policy has finally run out of roadHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 5/21

Refugees #notwelcome? The contentious politics of solidarity in digital spaces. Assistant Professor of International Relations Nina Hall cited in University of Dayton blogs, 5/21

Italy’s centre-left confident it can challenge the populistsErik Jones quoted in Financial Times, 5/21

Serbia needs Kosovo’s respect, not its land. Foreign Policy Institute Senior FellowEdward P. Joseph wrote in Foreign Policy, 5/21

The U.S.-China conflict challenges the worldAnne O. Krueger cited in Irish Times, 5/21

A Russia scandal even populists couldn’t stomach. Associate Professor of Practice of International Relations Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 5/21

A referendum on the EU experimentYascha Mounk interviewed on Project Syndicate Opinion Has It podcast, 5/21

Foreign minister of Iran says U.S. is playing a very, very dangerous gameVali Nasr interviewed on CNN International Hala Gorani Tonight, 5/21

Impacted jurisdictions need COFA strategies. Research Fellow of South Asian StudiesMichael Walsh wrote for Pacific Forum PacNet, 5/21

New Indian government faces crucial foreign policy decisions, say U.S. experts. Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White cited in The Pioneer, 5/21

Bet on climate change, not the Green New Deal. Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum wrote in The American Interest, 5/20

Big gap in aspirations of Arab youths and state policies: SurveyAfshin Molavi cited in EurAsian Times, 5/20

Who gets to decide about war with IranVali Nasr cited in Tribune News Service, 5/20

You can’t trust the far right. Adjunct Professor of European Studies Alina Polyakovawrote in The New York Times, 5/20

Argentine bonds rebound from lows as market weighs Kirchner move. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Monica de Bolle quoted in Bloomberg, 5/19

How China could compel the U.S. to agree to a trade dealHafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 5/18

The spoils of trade war: Asia’s winners and losers in U.S.-China clash. Director of SAIS Europe Michael G. Plummer quoted in South China Morning Post, 5/18

Trump denies infighting over IranJohn McLaughlin cited in OZY, 5/18

The dangers of Trump fatigueJohn McLaughlin cited in Financial Times, 5/17