In the News: November 13–December 6, 2018



‘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.

November 13–December 6, 2018

Tales of the desert. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen’s article from May/June 1994 featured in Foreign Affairs, 12/4

The Bush foreign policy. Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum’s article from 1990 featured in Foreign Affairs, 12/4

A broken promise. Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies Mary Elise Sarotte’s article from September/October 2014 featured in Foreign Affairs, 12/4

Global nutrition has improved, but targeted investments still needed. Director of International Development Tanvi Nagpal wrote in Axios, 12/4

China is both the best and worst hope for clean energy. Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Jonas Nahm quoted in Wired, 12/4

Can the World Bank redeem itself? Director of SAIS Asia Programs Devesh Kapur wrote in Project Syndicate, 12/3

President Trump hopes to recruit Canada & Mexico to lobby for CUSMA in Congress. Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands interviewed on CPAC Primetime Politics, 12/3

Should Mexican troops keep fighting cartels? Riordan Roett Chair of Latin American Studies and Director of Emerging Markets Specialization Monica de Bolle interviewed in Latin American Advisor, 12/3

Leak site’s launch shows dilemma of radical transparency. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid quoted in Associated Press, 12/3

‘Honorable, gracious and decent’: In death, Bush becomes a yardstick for President TrumpEliot A. Cohen quoted in The Washington Post, 12/2

Trump-Xi deal buys time but doesn’t solve deep U.S.-China differences over trade. Professor Emeritus of China Studies David M. Lampton quoted in Los Angeles Times, 12/2

Trump and China's economic influenceDavid M. Lampton interviewed on CBC The Weekly, 12/2

Elizabeth Warren has (half) a foreign policy. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in BNN Bloomberg, 12/2

Presidents need to visit the troopsEliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 12/1

How George H.W. Bush rescued the CIA and earned its respect. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin quoted in the Daily Beast, 12/1

What the “gilets jaunes” movement tells us about environment and climate policies. Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote on Bruegel, 11/30

Argentine soybean farmers sow ‘green gold’ to outlast the U.S.-China trade war. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Miami Herald, 11/30

Dodging friends, chased by legal troubles, Trump navigates G20. Dean Vali R. Nasr quoted in The Boston Globe, 11/30

Was Trump compromised? Is he stillJohn McLaughlin quoted in The Washington Post, 11/30

Former CIA head on Cohen, Trump & ‘kompromat.’ John McLaughlin interviewed on MSNBC, 11/30

Marriott discloses massive data breach affecting up to 500 million guestsThomas Rid quoted in The Washington Post, 11/30

Former CIA head on Cohen, Trump & 'kompromat.' John McLaughlin interviewed on MSNBC, 11/30

G20: Financial difficulties weaken Argentina’s summit cloutBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Financial Times, 11/29

Breakthrough, escalation or pause? Trump, Xi set to meet at G20. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Ling Chen quoted in Al Jazeera, 11/29

What’s at stake for Latin America at the G20 summit? Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed in Latin America Advisor, 11/28 

Corporate boards cannot afford to be passive in oversight of cyber risk mitigation. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry G. Broadman wrote in Forbes, 11/28

How will values shape U.S.-China competition? Hal Brands quoted in Brookings, 11/27

Political economist Filipe Campante named 37th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. Associate Professor of International Economics Filipe Campante interviewed in Johns Hopkins HUB, 11/27

Testing the boundaries of Ebola response. Visiting Scholar Michael Edward Walsh wrote in the DefenceWeb, 11/27

A Space Force is worth the price. Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Todd Harrison wrote in The Hill, 11/27

Latin America in flux as G20 leaders descend on the regionMonica de Bolle and Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Associated Press, 11/27

A new strategy for EU-Turkey energy cooperationSimone Tagliapietra wrote in Turkish Policy Quarterly, 11/27

China’s Venezuela policy Is losing popularity – in ChinaBenjamin N. Gedan wrote in Americas Quarterly, 11/27

Latin America and all of its problems on display at G20 summit in Trump’s first visitBenjamin N. Gedan quoted in Miami Herald, 11/30

Energy and politics in Latin America. Associate Professor of International Political Economy and Latin American Politics Francisco E. González interviewed on Energy 360° podcast, 11/26

Theresa May and the EU have a Brexit deal. What’s next? Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted in Vox, 11/26

Russian attack on Ukrainian ships sparks global condemnation. Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Matthew Rojansky quoted on PBS NewsHour, 11/26

DR Congo’s risky bet on digital democracy. Adjunct Lecturer Mvemba Dizolele quoted in Financial Times, 11/25 

Results of U.S. midterm elections bring hope for inclusive politics. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 11/24

Estonia and the kindness of strangers. Michael Mandelbaum wrote in The American Interest, 11/23

State, institutions and reform in Turkey after July 15. Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Emirhan Yorulmazlar wrote in Cambridge Core, 11/23 

Modi’s Saubhagya scheme can create serious problems with electricity tariffs. Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Johannes Urpelainen wrote in ThePrint, 11/23

Italy’s populists aren’t the only ones to blame in its budget battle with the EU. Professor of History and International Studies Mark Gilbert wrote in World Politics Review, 11/21

Anne O. Krueger: Trump’s steel tariffs won’t reduce deficit or create jobs. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger wrote in Caixin, 11/21 

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for cheap oil after giving the kingdom a pass on Khashoggi's killing. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil interviewed in Business Insider UK, 11/21

Pakistan lost $1.66 billion in Trump’s 2018 aid freeze. Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White quoted in the Hindustan Times, 11/21

Johns Hopkins’ Brands sees most fraught geopolitical environment since Cold WarHal Brands interviewed on Bloomberg, 11/20

Four things we should learn from BrexitErik Jones wrote in Survival, 11/20

Former CIA official John McLaughlin on Jamal Khashoggi's deathJohn McLaughlin interviewed on NPR Morning Edition, 11/19

China rising: The country is set to take its place as a superpower. Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Institute Carla Freeman quoted in The Irish Times, 11/17.

Trump’s protectionist quagmireAnne O. Krueger wrote in Project Syndicate, 11/15

The mirage of MENA regionalism: Fragmented, yet more interconnected. Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Raffaella A. Del Sarto wrote in the euBulletin, 11/15

Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem: Regional implications and European perspectivesRaffaella A. Del Sarto wrote in NYU La Pietra Dialogues, 11/15

How the generals are routing the policy wonks at the Pentagon. Acting Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin quoted in Foreign Policy, 11/15 

Only criminals can clean up Argentina’s corruptionBenjamin N. Gedan wrote in Foreign Policy, 11/15

Trump taps unconventional US general with history of engagement with Iran for Saudi posting. Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies David Barno quoted in Al Monitor, 11/14

Contested spaces, tangled webs: Indian geopolitics today. Master of Arts in Global Policy Director Daniel Markey spoke at the Wilson Center, 11/14

U.S. reiterates commitment to help Myanmar's Rohingya. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence Vikram Nehru quoted in Voice of America, 11/13