In the News: September 25–October 22, 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.

September 25–October 22, 2018


Building grid solidarity in Puerto Rico. Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Jonas Nahm wrote in The Hill, 10/22
 
Why the Arab world must prepare now for recession. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 10/20
 
The world has a question for the White House: When do murders matter? Dean Vali Nasr quoted in The Washington Post, 10/19


Backstage: The new balance of Asia-EU-U.S. trade relations. Director of SAIS Europe and Eni Professor of International Economics Michael G. Plummer interviewed on The Sound of Economics podcast, 10/18
 
Iran may benefit from international uproar over Khashoggi case as U.S.-Saudi ties are tested. James Anderson Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies Sanam Vakil interviewed on CNBC, 10/18

The mirage of regionalism in the Middle East and North Africa post-2011. Associate Professor of Middle East Studies Raffaella A. Del Sarto wrote for Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture, 10/18
 
The future of global governance: Developing a global financial safety net? Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Cinnamon Dornsife wrote with PhD candidate Yunnan Chen in Global Policy Journal, 10/17
 
If Brazil elects Bolsonaro, Venezuela’s migration crisis will get even worse. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin Gedan wrote in World Politics Review, 10/17
 
Venezuela’s foreign creditors try to lay claim to Citgo. Director of Latin American Studies and Emerging Markets Specialization Monica de Bolle quoted in the Washington Post, 10/17
 
The disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Director of Conflict Management and Acting Director of American Foreign Policy Daniel Serwer interviewed on CGTN, 10/17
 
Not only Saudi: Russia needs straight talk from the U.S., too. Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin wrote in Ozy, 10/17
 
Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin on Saudi Arabia-U.S. relationship. John McLaughlin is interviewed on MSNBC, 10/16
 
What has become clear to you? Reflections on assessing the National Defense Strategy. Acting Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin wrote in War On the Rocks, 10/16
 
The Euro-Mediterranean energy relationship: a fresh perspective. Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote in Bruegel, 10/16
 
Dumb and dumber: The Army’s new PT test. Visiting Professors of Strategic Studies David Barno and Nora Bensahel wrote in War on the Rocks, 10/16
 
What to expect from Pompeo’s meetings in Saudi Arabia. Vali Nasr interviewed on BBC World, 10/16
 
Saudis didn’t anticipate the reaction to journalist disappearance: Expert. Sanam Vakil interviewed by CNBC, 10/15
 
NAFTA 2.0's poison pill for China will turn out to be a dud. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Harry Broadman wrote in Forbes, 10/15
 
In between tangling with Trump, Mattis attempts to reshape the U.S. military. Mara Karlin interviewed in The Washington Post, 10/15
 
East Africa now owes China $29.4 billion in infrastructure loans. Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in International Political Economy and CARI Director Deborah Brautigam quoted in The East African, 10/15
 
Why did it take so long for Saudi to open its doors? Adjunct Lecturer in International Law Steven Schneebaum interviewed on Al Jazeera Inside Story, 10/15
 
Saudi crisis shows the U.S. needs a new way to deal with dictators. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 10/15
 
Separating tech fact from the fiction around Jamal Khashoggi's Apple Watch. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid cited in Mashable, 10/14
 
EU to offer billions of funding for electric battery plants. Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote in Financial Times, 10/14
 
The governance of migration and border controls in the European-North African context. Raffaella A. Del Sarto wrote for Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture, 10/14
 
Trump's North American trade charade. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger wrote in The Financial Express, 10/14
 
How to check what Facebook hackers accessed in your account. Thomas Rid quoted in the Associated Press, 10/13
 
Why big cities are the future of the Arab world. Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 10/13
 
Will Brazil go right or left? Monica de Bolle interviewed on the Wilson Center Brazil Institute, 10/12
 
Friend of disappeared journalist Khashoggi says Saudi Arabia likely took Trump's anti-media rhetoric to heart. Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Lisel Hintz quoted in Business Insider, 10/12
 
U.S. Senate unanimously passes two bills sanctioning Hezbollah. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Randa Slim quoted in The National, 10/12
 
Saudi journalist missing. Lisel Hintz interviewed on i24News, 10/12
 
Brussels passes the ball back. Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones wrote in Chatham House, 10/11
 
Brazil can’t afford to ignore its dire economic outlook. Monica de Bolle wrote in the New York Times, 10/11
 
Can one be optimistic about the Eurozone? Erik Jones quoted in Chatham House, 10/10
 
‘Don’t worry about us’: Critics fault Trump’s hands-off response to autocrat abuses. Speyer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Sarah Sewall quoted in The Washington Post, 10/10
 
Turkish officials accuse Saudi Arabia of lack of cooperation in Khashoggi probe. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Souad Mekhennet wrote in The Washington Post, 10/10
 
On identity politics and diversity. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama wrote in The Weekly Standard, 10/9
 
An Interview with the CIA’s Former Magic Man. John McLaughlin interviewed by the Cipher Brief, 10/9
 
Saudis are said to have lain in wait for Jamal Khashoggi. Souad Mekhennet wrote in The Washington Post, 10/9
 
Erdogan’s visit to Berlin shows the transactional nature of Turkish-German relations. Lisel Hintz interviewed in World Politics Review, 10/9
 
Improving the efficiency and legitimacy of the EU: A bottom-up approach. Simone Tagliapietra wrote in Bruegel, 10/9
 
The U.S. military is now recruiting soldiers to fight in a war that started before they were born. Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies David Barno quoted in BuzzFeed News, 10/9
 
How to make the Middle East even worse? A U.S. withdrawal. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 10/9
 
Is Brazil’s Bolsonaro unstoppable ahead of the runoff? Monica de Bolle interviewed in Latin America Advisor, 10/9
 
The arc of crisis in the MENA region. Simone Tagliapietra wrote in The Atlantic Council, 10/8
 
5 mistakes the U.S., Israel, and Palestine must not repeat if they want any chance of peace. Adjunct Professor David Makovsky wrote in Business Insider, 10/7
 
Anti-Americanism, identity, and the future of U.S.-Turkish relations. Lisel Hintz interviewed on Bipartisan Policy Center podcast, 10/6
 
Gulf states can teach the Arab world about brain gain. Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 10/6
 
Tensions high in the Balkans as Bosnia votes. Daniel Serwer quoted in Courthouse News, 10/5
 
Canada and the world. Director of the Center for Canadian Studies Christopher Sands interviewed on Open Canada podcast, 10/5
 
The Trump White House, NATO, China and more. Mara Karlin interviewed on DefenseOne Radio, 10/5
 
A far-right  politician pulls ahead in Brazil. Monica de Bolle interviewed on NPR, 10/4
 
Here’s who will win Brazil’s presidential election. Monica de Bolle quoted in BNN Bloomberg, 10/4
 
Three revelations from the DOJ’s new Russian hacking indictment. Thomas Rid quoted in Rolling Stone, 10/4
 
Trump’s maximum pressure strategy is destined to fail. Vali Nasr wrote in The Atlantic, 10/3
 
Life after NAFTA: Rebuilding the Canada-U.S. relationship, now with USMCA. Christopher Sands wrote in Open Canada, 10/3
 
Nationalism isn’t a bad thing, but Trump’s version is. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 10/3
 
After Referendum in Macedonia – what is next? Daniel Serwer interviewed on VOA Macedonia, 10/2
 
Pakistan’s economic turmoil: Strategic challenges, consequences, and contingencies. Foreign Policy Fellow Shamila Chaudhary interviewed at Stimson Center, 10/2
 
Brazilians are fearful of a return to leftist rule. Monica de Bolle quoted in The Gulf Times, 10/2
 
Cyber-espionage experts want to know who’s exposing China’s hacking army. Thomas Rid quoted in the Wall Street Journal, 10/2
 
Millions of Brazilian voters frustrated as centrists implode. Monica de Bolle quoted in Bloomberg Politics, 9/30
 
The Republican party abandons conservatism. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 9/30
 
Without the UN, our world would be an even more dangerous place. Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 9/29
 
Hollowing Out the State: Status and Redistributive Politics in Colonial India. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Pavithra Suryanarayan and Foreign Policy Institute Non-Resident Fellow Bilal Baloch interviewed on Center for Advanced Study of India podcast, 9/28
 
Mobilizing additional funds for pro-poor water services. Director of International Development Tanvi Nagpal and student practicum team wrote for the Urban Institute, 9/27
 
U.S.-China workshop: Prudent or protectionist? Hal Brands interviewed at Richard Nixon Foundation, Library and Museum, 9/27
 
On Foreign Policy, the Left Tries to Out-Trump Trump. Hal Brands wrote in BNN Bloomberg, 9/26
 
The impact of national defense on the economy, diplomacy, and international order. Hal Brands testified at U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee hearing, 9/26
 
What Trump’s speech at the UN revealed about current American foreign policy. Vali Nasr interviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 9/26
 
Did a terrorist attack just save the Iranian regime? Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies Narges Bajoghli wrote in Foreign Policy, 9/26
 
Haley: Iran is the biggest threat we have right now. Vali Nasr interviewed on CNN Connect The World, 9/26
 
Iran terrorist attack shows regime opponents see 'unique opportunity,' experts say. Sanam Vakil and Bilal Baloch interviewed on NBC News, 9/25
 
Trump says no plans to meet with Iranian president. Vali Nasr interviewed on MSNBC Morning Joe, 9/25

Turkey went on a building spree as its economy boomed. Now the frenzy is crashing to a halt. Monica de Bolle quoted in The Washington Post, 9/25