In The News, May 31 - June 19, 2017


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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.

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May 31 – June 19, 2017


Foreign Policy Institute Herter/Nitze Distinguished Scholar Antony Blinken wrote about the Trump Administration’s proposed alliance with Arab nations. The New York Times 6/19/2017 

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin wrote about the reign of Russian President Vladimir Putin and possible successors. OZY 6/16/2017

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs wrote about the implications of Britain leaving the EU. The Financial Times 6/15/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Senior Fellow Joel Wit discussed the threat of North Korea’s growing nuclear weapon stockpile. Foreign Policy’s The E.R. 6/15/2017

Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Francis J. Gavin wrote about the Eisenhower Administration’s policies and strategies toward Europe. War on the Rocks 6/15/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Federiga Bindi commented on the consequences of Brexit. Carnegie Europe 6/14/2017

Adjunct Lecturer of China Studies and Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Michael Chase wrote about a quadrennial review of Taiwan's security environment. The RAND Blog 6/14/2017

John McLaughlin wrote on lingering concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump following congressional testimony by the former FBI director. OZY 6/13/2017 

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Souad Mekhennet discussed her new book, I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind The Lines Of Jihad. NPR 6/13/2017

The China Africa Research Initiative is cited on rising Chinese investments in African infrastructure projects. The Financial Times 6/13/2017 

Foreign Policy Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Benjamin Creutzfeldt commented on Chinese investments in Latin American businesses. The Washington Times 6/13/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea’s unlikely deployment of an intercontinental ballistic missile prior to 2020. Yahoo! News 6/13/2017

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote about trends that are disrupting global world order. Raddington Report 6/12/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar David Satter wrote about Russia’s interest in American political chaos and distrust. The Wall Street Journal 6/12/2017

Souad Mekhennet discussed U.S.-backed Syrian forces launching attacks to retake Raqqa from ISIS. CBS News 6/12/2017

China-Africa Research Initiative Research Manager Janet Eom commented on challenges for Chinese-funded infrastructure projects in Africa. Asia Times 6/12/2017

Joel Wit discussed tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the potential for a U.S. military strike. RT 6/12/2017

Souad Mekhennet discussed her new book, I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad. The New York Times 6/11/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Chairman Robert Gallucci commented on the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. The Hankyoreh 6/11/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute is cited on North Korea’s development of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Japan Times 6/10/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on Iran being a target for terrorist attacks by the Islamic State. The Los Angeles Times 6/9/2017

Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil commented on diplomatic tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Bloomberg 6/9/2017

Sanam Vakil commented on the impact of recent terrorist attacks by ISIS on Iran’s regional policies. Reuters 6/9/2017

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Sasha Toperich wrote about potential for a U.S.-Egypt alliance to address issues in the Middle East. The Hill 6/9/2017

emerge85 Co-director and Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi discussed congressional testimony by the former FBI director. CGTN’s The Heat 6/9/2017

Center for Canadian Studies Director Christopher Sands wrote about Canada’s new foreign and defense policies. Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Inside Policy 6/9/2017

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones discussed the impact of testimony by the former FBI director on the public image of U.S. President Trump. CNBC 6/8/2017

Erik Jones discussed financial outlooks and expectations for the European Central Bank meeting. CNBC 6/8/2017 

The U.S.-Korea Institute said satellite images indicate the North Korean government is preparing for another nuclear test. International Business Times 6/8/2017

Erik Jones wrote about challenges for traditional political parties as the spread of populism continues in the U.S. and Europe. The Cipher Brief 6/8/2017

Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White commented on the Trump administration’s policies toward South Asia. The Indian Express 6/8/2017

Hal Brands wrote about reported plans for the U.S. to dispatch additional troops to Afghanistan. Bloomberg 6/7/2017

Erik Jones commented on the void of a U.S. diplomat to the UK, and its impact on transatlantic relations and foreign policy. BBC 6/7/2017

Adjunct Lecturer of Global Policy Kelly Magsamen commented on U.S. relations with Qatar following U.S. President Trump’s critical remarks about the country. The Guardian 6/7/2017

John McLaughlin discussed congressional testimony by intelligence and law enforcement officials about the investigation of possible ties between Russia and the U.S. president. MSNBC’s 6/7/2017

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim discussed the symbolism of two targets in Tehran, Iran attacked by ISIS. PBS NewsHour 6/7/2017

European and Eurasian Studies Scholar-in-Residence James Mann wrote about Republican leaders who have been pillars of U.S. foreign policy. The Daily Beast 6/7/2017

Sanam Vakil commented on propaganda efforts and terrorist attacks led by ISIS in Tehran, Iran. Vice News 6/7/2017 

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote about the trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Newsweek 6/6/2017

Afshin Molavi wrote about the consequences of electricity shortages in Pakistan. Arab News 6/6/2017

Dean Vali Nasr commented on the potential implications of U.S. President Trump’s Middle East visit on Saudi Arabia-Qatar tensions. PBS NewsHour 6/5/2017

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies Sarah E. Parkinson wrote about the ethics of fieldwork preparedness in scientific research. Political Violence @ a Glance 6/5/2017

Christopher Sands wrote about the role of the U.S. Congress in NAFTA renegotiations. C.D. Howe Institute’s Intelligence Memos 6/5/2017

U.S.-Korea Institute Assistant Director Jenny Town commented on North Korea’s capabilities and testing of nuclear weapons. Japan Forward 6/5/2017

Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing discussed U.S. President Trump’s visit to the Middle East. Knowledge @ Wharton 6/3/2017

Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment Jonas Nahm commented on the environmental ramifications of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord. Xinhua News 6/3/2017

The U.S.-Korea Institute said North Korea could potentially carry out a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack on the U.S. Asia Times 6/3/2017 

Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum wrote about Israeli military power and its importance to U.S. policies in the Middle East. The American Interest 6/2/2017

Director of the Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director of China Studies Carla Freeman commented on China taking the lead on global climate change policy. Marketplace 6/1/2017

Hal Brands wrote about the consequences of the United States withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Foreign Policy 6/1/2017 

Harry Broadman wrote about challenges for China’s New Silk Road Initiative. Fortune 5/31/2017