In the News: May 29–June 13, 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 29–June 13, 2019

For politicians, the D.C. elite and even a presidential candidate, a Navy program has been an attractive fast-track path to military service. Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies David Barno quoted in Yahoo News, 6/13

Sanders’s speech about socialism was deeply unserious. Associate Professor of Practice of International Relations Yascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 6/13

The Iran edition. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakilinterviewed on Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre podcast, 6/13

How China deals with economic shocks. Associate Professor of International EconomicsFilipe Campante quoted in U.S. News & World Report, 6/12

Trump will play ball with MLB on Cuban players if league helps with Venezuela. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 6/12

Building militaries in fragile states. Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin’s book reviewed in RealClearDefense, 6/12

Is Brexit Britain ready for another foreign central bank chief? Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger quoted in Yahoo Finance, 6/12

Raghuram Rajan top contender for the post of Bank of England chiefAnne O. Krueger quoted in International Business Times, 6/12

Nuclear arms control and stability in a post-INF treaty world. Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Jeffrey Pryce interviewed on American Society of International Behind the Headlines podcast, 6/12

Alphabet-owned jigsaw bought a Russian troll campaign as an experiment. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid cited in WIRED, 6/12

What if the U.S. could fight only one war at a time? Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 6/11

No easy choices ahead in regional aid and trade governance. Resident Professor of International Politics David Arase wrote in East Asia Forum, 6/11

On Hong Kong, China hasn't earned the benefit of the doubt. Director of SAIS ChinaAndrew Mertha wrote in The Hill, 6/11

Who will feed the world’s cities? The rural-urban convergence. Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics & Global Food and Agriculture Jessica Fanzo wrote in International Affairs Forum, 6/11

China trade surplus has fallen dramatically — but that doesn't mean China is winning, experts say. Riordan Roett Chair and Director of Latin American Studies Monica de Bolle quoted on NBC News, 6/10

The political economy consequences of China's export slowdownFilipe Campantewrote for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 6/10

How Huawei could survive Trump. SAIS-CARI Research Manager Jordan Link wrote inThe Washington Post, 6/10

EternalBlue comes home to roost, in Baltimore: Will we learn from our mistakes?Thomas Rid cited in Security Boulevard, 6/10

Twitter users dogpile on Trump for invoking ‘Freedom of Speech’ despite anti-press commentsYascha Mounk cited in Law and Crime, 6/9

Risks of foreign policy by tariffs and sanctions. Foreign Policy Institute Senior FellowHafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News. 6/8

A systematic review investigating the relation between animal-source food consumption and stunting in children aged 6–60 months in low and middle-income countriesJessica Fanzo wrote in Advances in Nutrition, 6/8

Maximizing cooperation with China can maximize U.S. influence. Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Institute Carla Freeman interviewed and Professor Emeritus of China Studies David Lampton cited in Global Times, 6/7

Free trade for economic development in developing worldAnne O. Krueger’s Cato Institute lecture posted in Competitive Enterprise Institute blog, 6/7

Amid U.S.-China trade war, could EU be next to join the CPTPP? Director of SAIS Europe Michael G. Plummer quoted in South China Morning Post, 6/7

Was Allentown’s costly computer virus assisted by a hacking tool created by the NSA?Thomas Rid cited in Allentown Morning Call, 6/7

Thirty-three early-career faculty members receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Ling Chen, Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Sarah Jordaan, and Aronson Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies Sarah Parkinson cited in Johns Hopkins HUB, 6/6

Canada’s strong ties with Cuba could be the key to solving the crisis in Venezuela.Benjamin N. Gedan wrote in The Washington Post, 6/6

The latest Balkans breakdown is none of Washington’s business. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Edward P. Joseph quoted in The American Conservative, 6/6

The legacy of Iran's Khomeini 30 years after his deathSanam Vakil cited on Radio France Internationale, 6/6

U.S. will have 'big advantage' in trade talks with UK, expert says. Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Dana Allin interviewed on CNBC Street Signs, 6/5

How to fight ISIS in Sri Lanka. Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila Chaudhary wrote in The American Prospect, 6/5

Young Arabs say religion plays too big a role in the Middle East. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi cited in The Jewish Press, 6/5

The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared. Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Jonas Nahm cited in MIT Technology Review, 6/5

China is winning the battle of brains with the U.SHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 6/4

Ramaphosa’s bold pick for public works minister of South Africa. Adjunct Lecturer of African Studies Anthony Carroll wrote for Council on Foreign Relations, 6/4

Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to manage debt for their Chinese-built railways. SAIS-CARI Research Assistant Yunnan Chen wrote in Quartz, 6/4

Book review: Our man. Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century. Global Theory and History Lecturer Michael D. Mosettig wrote for Transatlantic Leadership Network, 6/4

Ethical and human rights considerations related to access to anemia diagnosisJessica Fanzo wrote in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 6/3

Modern deterrence and cyber threats among main topics of NATO meeting in Bratislava. Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones cited in The Slovak Spectator, 6/3

The ideal of western liberal democracy and real democracies. Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Gianfranco Pasquino wrote in Chinese Political Science Review, 6/3

The real origins of the U.S.-China cold warHal Brands wrote in Foreign Policy, 6/2

Social division will only erase India’s infrastructural gains. Director of SAIS Asia ProgramsDevesh Kapur wrote in Financial Times, 6/2

Narendra Modi 2.0: Not the end of secularism. Senior Adjunct Professor of South Asia Studies Walter Andersen interviewed in The Hindu, 6/1

A way forward in LibyaHafed Al-Ghwell wrote in The Hill, 6/1

Recession looms for Mexico with Trump threatening new tariffsMonica de Bolle quoted in Bloomberg, 5/31

Afghanistan’s delayed political transitionShamila Chaudhary interviewed on Middle East Institute Middle East Focus podcast, 5/31

Cato Jones Act policy forum regarding Puerto RicoAnne O. Krueger’s Cato Institute lecture cited in Hawaii Free Press, 5/31

Developing global champions: Why national oil companies expand abroad. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Andrew Cheon wrote in Economics & Politics, 5/30

Outrage over McCain incident adds to Shanahan's hurdlesDavid Barno quoted in Politico, 5/30

Today’s U.S.-China clash began at Tiananmen SquareHal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 5/30

Exploring the links between business and the Chinese bureaucracy. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Ling Chen interviewed on SupChina podcast, 5/30

A stain on the honor of the Navy. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 5/30

In defense of globalism. Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Charles Gati interviewed for American Enterprise Institute, 5/30

Gender equality and gender norms: Framing the opportunities for health. Adjunct Lecturer of International Development Jeni Klugman, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Health Policy Jeremy Shiffman, and Assistant Scientist of International Health Yusra Shawar wrote in The Lancet, 5/30

Hopkins researchers demonstrate importance of federal research funding. Associate Professor of International Political Economy David Steinberg cited in Johns Hopkins HUB, 5/30

What to make of the European electionsYascha Mounk wrote in The Atlantic, 5/30

Asian American and Pacific Islander national security and foreign policy next generation leaders. Shamila Chaudhary cited by New America, 5/29

Modi’s India is aspirational, assertive — and anti-eliteDevesh Kapur wrote in The Washington Post, 5/29

The election aftermath and Devesh Kapur on the Indian stateDevesh Kapur interviewed on Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Grand Tamasha podcast, 5/29

The U.S.-China trade war and its implications for EuropeMichael G. Plummer wrote in Intereconomics, 5/29