In the News: October 22–November 15, 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.

October 22–November 15, 2018


Asia faces rocky path to realizing China-backed mega free-trade deal. Director of SAIS Europe and Eni Professor of International Economics Michael G. Plummer quoted in the South China Morning Post, 11/14
 
What Trump gets right in his spat with Macron. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 11/14
 
Welcome to my house. Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands interviewed on 35 West podcast, 11/14
 
Complex U.S.-Saudi relations hinders response to Khashoggi's death. Adjunct Lecturer of Middle East Studies Jean-François Seznec interviewed on NPR, 11/14

China's building spree in poor nations: Does it really help the local economy? Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Johannes Urpelainen interviewed on NPR, 11/13
 
Donor government funding for family planning in 2017. Adjunct Lecturer of International Development Jennifer Kates wrote in KFF Global Health Policy, 11/12
 
A Saudi murder becomes a gift to Iran. Dean Vali Nasr wrote in The New York Times, 11/12
 
Why it's time to push NZ foreign policy thinking out of the comfort zone. Assistant Professor of International Relations Nina Hall quoted in The Spinoff (New Zealand), 11/12
 
In potential boon to urban poor, Gates Foundation recommits to toilet tech. Director of International Development Tanvi Nagpal wrote in Axios, 11/12
 
Identity politics inside out. Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Lisel Hintz interviewed on This Week In Turkey, 11/12
 
Three reasons to fear another 'Great War' today. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 11/11
 
Trump fails his rendezvous in France. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 11/11
 
U.S. sanctions on Iran and the messaging battle. Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies Narges Bajoghli interviewed on Al Jazeera, 11/10
 
The light has dimmed in Tunisia's shining beacon. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 11/10
 
China and the World Bank: How a partnership was built. Senior Adjunct Professor of China Studies Pieter Bottelier wrote in Caixin, 11/9
 
U.S. midterm post-mortem. Christopher Sands interviewed on Open Canada podcast, 11/9
 
RCEP contributes to global economy. Michael G. Plummer wrote in Khmer Times, 11/9
 
The wall: Legacy of divided Berlin. Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies Mary Sarotte interviewed on The Zeitgeist podcast, 11/8
 
Dems make move on the House. Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies Kent Calder quoted in China Daily, 11/8
 
U.S. hits Russia with new Crimea sanctions after Trump blames Obama for annexation.    Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Matthew Rojansky quoted in CNN, 11/8
 
What we owe the Vietnam veterans who stayed. Visiting Professors of Strategic Studies David Barno and Nora Bensahel wrote in War on the Rocks, 11/8
 
China's giant transmission grid could be the key to cutting climate emissions. Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Jonas Nahm quoted in MIT Technology Review, 11/8
 
Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad. Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Dana Allin quoted in The Washington Post, 11/7
 
U.S voters send a message to Trump and to the world. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin wrote on OZY, 11/7
 
Bloomberg's report of China hacking comes in for a new round of skepticism. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid quoted in The Street, 11/6
 
The case for RCEP as Asia's next trade agreement. Michael G. Plummer wrote in East Asia Forum, 11/6
 
A Democratic House can rein in Trump's foreign policy. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg, 11/6
 
What America can learn from Europe’s discontent. Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones quoted in the Minnesota Post, 11/6
 
Exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis. Nina Hall quoted in The New Arab, 11/6
 
Democrats want to take on the war in Afghanistan if they win the House. Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Shamila Chaudhary quoted in The Huffington Post, 11/6
 
Foreign policy offers Trump opportunities to withstand midterm blow. Dana Allin quoted in The National, 11/5
 
The battle between India's central bank and the government has deep roots. Director of Asia Programs and Starr Foundation Professor of South Asia Studies Devesh Kapur wrote in the Financial Times, 11/4

Citing Iran, military officials are alarmed by shrinking U.S. footprint in Middle East. Acting Director of Strategic Studies Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin quoted in the Washington Post, 11/3
 
How our interconnected world can turn a drama into a crisis. Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 11/3
 
Military officials alarmed about shrinking military footprint in Middle East as administration pressures Iran. Mara Karlin quoted in the Stars and Stripes, 11/3
 
Can the Donald Trump-Jared Kushner Mideast policy survive Saudi Arabia's Mohammed Bin Salman? Director of Middle East Studies Camille Pecastaing quoted in Newsweek, 11/3
 
Italy's dangerous budget showdown with Europe. Erik Jones wrote in Foreign Affairs, 11/2
 
What 52,000 percent inflation can do to a country. Riordan Roett Chair of Latin American Studies and Director of Emerging Markets Specialization Monica de Bolle quoted in The New York Times Magazine, 11/1
 
The Saruman trap. Eliot Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 11/1
 
Trade relations between the U.S. and China. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi interviewed on The Heat CGTN, 11/1
 
The implications of artificial intelligence for national security strategy. Mara Karlin wrote in Brookings, 11/1
 
Merkel to step down from chair of CDU party. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Matthias Matthijs interviewed on Knowledge@Wharton, 11/1
 
Think of China as a giant sub-prime lender in Latin America. Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Benjamin Creutzfeldt cited in The Economist, 11/1
 
China is investing in Latin America, and the U.S. is jealous. Benjamin Creutzfeldt wrote in The Hill, 11/1
 
A foiled assassination plot in Denmark may have just cost Iran a partner against Trump. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil quoted in the Washington Post, 10/31
 
The obstacles facing Syria's new UN envoy. Director of Conflict Management and Acting Director of American Foreign Policy Daniel Serwer interviewed in The Media Line, 10/31

When North America goes low on trade policy, Africa aims high. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry G. Broadman wrote in Gulf News, 10/31
 
The stench of violence. Eliot Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 10/31
 
Intellectuals who hate 'the blob' have a lot in common with Trump. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 10/31
 
Aegis ashore could have new role post INF treaty says former Pentagon official. Matthew Rojansky quoted in USNI News, 10/31
 
The political problems that are stopping Modi from moving away from coal. Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Johannes Urpelainen wrote in The Print (India), 10/31
 
Save the climate, eat less red meat. Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics & Global Food and Agriculture and Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program Jessica Fanzo wrote in Bloomberg News, 10/31
 
Cundill History Prize jury pushes the boundaries of history writing with finalists that are "Great Literature." Professor of History and International Studies Mark Gilbert quoted in MyScience, 10/31
 
China is crushing Europe's electric car dreams. Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra quoted in CNN Business, 10/30
 
Can Paulo Guedes deliver in Brazil? Monica de Bolle cited in Americas Quarterly, 10/30
 
Brazil super minister shoulders weight of Bolsonaro economy. Monica de Bolle quoted in Bloomberg News, 10/30
 
Defense contractor accused of slighting reservists in hiring. Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies and Senior Fellow of the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Nora Bensahel quoted in The New York Times, 10/30
 
New trade deal could become political football if Democrats take the U.S. House. Christopher Sands quoted in Yahoo Finance, 10/30
 
Angela Merkel's departure will be profound for Europe, the world. Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor Daniel Hamilton wrote in San Francisco Chronicle, 10/30
 
Tens of millions of Americans lack protected lifetime income for retirement. Associate Director of the Master's in International Economics and Finance and Senior Lecturer of International Economics Jason Fichtner cited in Insurance News, 10/30
 
The political center keeps losing. Associate Professor of International Economics Filipe Campante cited in The New York Times, 10/30
 
Access to employer-sponsored health coverage for same-sex spouses. Jennifer Kates wrote in Disparities Policy, 10/29
 
Brazil's new president faces few constraints. Filipe Campante wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 10/29
 
Saudi prosecutor failed to provide testimonies from 18 suspects. Adjunct Lecturer in International Law Steven Schneebaum interviewed on Al Jazeera, 10/29
 
Turkey's economic endgame and the Khashoggi crisis. Lisel Hintz quoted in Al Jazeera, 10/29
 
Trump's tapped smartphone mirrors his entire foreign policy. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 10/28
 
The hard market truth about Khashoggi killing: You may soon be investing more in Saudi Arabia.  Jean-François Seznec quoted in Yahoo Finance, 10/28
 
Youth and the private sector hold keys to the Arab world's future. Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 10/27
 
Seeking a broader debate on New Zealand's role in the world. Nina Hall wrote in Stuff, 10/25
 
Editorial: Give the peace unit a chance. Nina Hall cited in Stuff, 10/25
 
Danger: Falling powers. Hal Brands wrote in The American Interest, 10/24
 
Pentagon launches first cyber operation to deter Russian interference in midterm elections. Thomas Rid quoted in The Washington Post, 10/23
 
Blockchain and climate: A new energy frontier. Resident Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Roger Raufer wrote in China-US Focus, 10/23
 
Threats of U.S. sanctions could accelerate a Saudi shift eastward. Sanam Vakil quoted in Yahoo News, 10/23
 
Why dropping the INF Treaty is a terrible idea. John McLaughlin wrote in The Washington Post, 10/26
 
The sprightly 230-year old. Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy Michael Mandelbaum wrote in The American Interest, 10/22
 
Right idea, wrong approach by Trump on nuclear pact. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg News, 10/22
 
What Turkey's Erdoğan is seeking to gain in wake of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Sanam Vakil quoted in The Conversation, 10/22

Why Turkish officials keep challenging Saudi Arabia's claims about Khashoggi's killing. Lisel Hintz quoted in Business Insider, 10/22

Will pressure on the Saudi crown prince impact the humanitarian crisis in Yemen? Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim interviewed on PBS NewsHour, 10/22

Saudi Arabia a counterweight to Iraq but not as responsive as in the past. John McLaughlin interviewed on MSNBC, 10/21
 
New trends in identity politics in the Middle East and North Africa and their impact on state-society relations. Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Raffaella Del Sarto wrote for Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture, 10/20
 
Don't expect Donald Trump to step up and get tough on human rights abuses in Xinjiang any time soon. Speyer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Sarah Sewall quoted in South China Morning Post, 10/20
 
Another U.S. intel chief casts doubt on Chinese spy chip story. Thomas Rid quoted in The Verge, 10/19
 
U.S. needs presidential norms to have faith in democracy. Associate Director of International Law and Organizations Tiffany Basciano quoted in The Informed Citizen, 10/19
 
Disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Daniel Serwer interviewed on The Heat CGTN, 10/17
 
Renewables: The politics of a global energy transition. Book by Johannes Urpelainen reviewed in Foreign Affairs, 10/16