In the News: September 5–25, 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 5–25, 2018


Trump says no plans to meet with Iranian president. Dean Vali Nasr interviewed on MSNBC Morning Joe, 9/25

Hollowing out the state: Status and redistributive politics in colonial India. Assistant Professor of International Political Economy Pavithra Suryanarayan interviewed on Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) podcast, 9/24

Trade liberalization folly: From high road to low road. Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business Pravin Krishna cited in LiveMint, 9/24

The crisis of American elites. Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 9/23

Restoring American leadership in the world. Ambassador and Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Eric Edelman interviewed on Conversations with Bill Kristol, 9/22

Is Trump undermining America’s most persuasive form of global power? Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Hal Brands quoted in PBS NewsHour, 9/21

Yemen’s sprawling crisis is not just another dirty war. Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies John McLaughlin wrote in OZY, 9/21

State-backed hackers target gmail of U.S. senators, aides. Professor of Strategic Studies Thomas Rid quoted in Associated Press, 9/21

Toward a smarter, cheaper U.S. presence in the Middle East. Acting Director of Strategic Studies and Executive Director of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Mara Karlin interviewed on DefenseOne Radio, 9/21

Is Brazil about to elect its own Trump? Director of Latin American Studies and Emerging Markets Specialization Monica de Bolle quoted in The Washington Post, 9/21

Military worship hurts U.S. democracy. Mara Karlin co-wrote in Foreign Policy, 9/21

Why Trump must not declassify the Carter Page warrant. John McLaughlin wrote in The Washington Post, 9/20

Summer of Trump. Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies Dana Allin wrote in Survival, the Journal of Global Politics and Strategy, 9/20

India’s foreign policy in a changing world. Associate Professor of the Practice of South Asia Studies Joshua White quoted in The Diplomat, 9/20

When Russian democracy died. Adjunct Professor David Satter wrote in the Wall Street Journal, 9/20

Divisive Brazil election careens into ‘dangerous’ polarization. Monica de Bolle quoted in Reuters, 9/19

The global trade system could break down. Senior Research Professor of International Economics Anne O. Krueger wrote in Asia Times, 9/19

Carter Page is a very unlikely GOP hero.’ John McLaughlin quoted in The Atlantic, 9/19

Are you enough? Our speech to the PME Class of 2019. Visiting Professors of Strategic Studies David Barno and Nora Bensahel wrote in War on the Rocks, 9/18

Trump administration undermines multilateralism forged by WTO. Anne O. Krueger wrote in Caixin Global, 9/18

Merkel risks political gridlock as coalition creaks. Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor Daniel Hamilton quoted in Bloomberg, 9/18

America needs a counterterrorism strategy that won’t break the bank. Hal Brands wrote in BNN Bloomberg, 9/18

Democracy vs. authoritarianism: How ideology shapes great-power conflict. Hal Brands wrote in Survival, the Journal of Global Politics and Strategy, 9/18

2+2 should finally yield 4. Joshua White quoted in the Economic Times, 9/18

National identity contestation and foreign policy in Turkey. Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies Lisel Hintz interviewed on Project on Middle East Political Science podcast, 9/18

A tiny step back from the brink of catastrophe in Syria. Director of Conflict Management Daniel Serwer quoted in The Slate, 9/17

China-Egypt ties. Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Afshin Molavi interviewed on CGTN, 9/17

Trade spat perils put spotlight on need for effective strategies. Senior Adjunct Professor of China Studies Pieter Bottelier quoted in China Daily, 9/17

Are states, cities and companies taking the lead on climate action? Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Johannes Urpelainen wrote in The Washington Post, 9/17

The satirist who mocked the Kremlin—and Russian character. David Satter wrote in the Wall Street Journal, 9/14

How Americans view the world. Daniel Hamilton quoted in U.S. News, 9/14

Update to the FTAAP Opportunity. SAIS Europe Director and Eni Professor of International Economics Michael G. Plummer wrote in a report to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), 9/14

Migration and Europe. Adjunct Professor Michael Leigh wrote in GIS, 9/13

How Djibouti like Zambia is about to lose its port to China. SAIS-CARI cited in CBNC Africa, 9/13  

China’s clean energy transition. Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Jonas Nahm, quoted in MIT Technology Review, 9/12

Panelists at A&M’s Bush School talk China's political, economic shift under President Xi Jinping. Professor Emeritus of China Studies David Lampton cited in The Eagle, 9/12

Trump must avoid the Obama red-line trap on Syria. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 9/12

Japan, ASEAN keep cool as huge Russian war-games unfold. Adjunct Professor William Brooks quoted in Asia Times, 9/12

China helping Africa build development track over debt trap. SAIS-CARI’s findings from research study mentioned in China Daily, 9/11

Fed rate hike probability and analysis. Assistant Professor of International Economics Jon Hoddenbagh interviewed in WalletHub, 9/11

Trump administration's foreign policy hampered by internal divisions. Vali Nasr wrote in AXIOS, 9/10

Google was working on two ethically questionable projects. It quit the wrong one. Speyer Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Sarah Sewall wrote in The Washington Post, 9/7

Why so many former intelligence officers are speaking out. John McLaughlin wrote in The Washington Post, 9/7

Here’s what a true U.S.-Pakistan reset should look like. Foreign Policy Fellow Shamila Chaudhary wrote in NPR, 9/7

Former Thaci adviser calls land swap ‘bad idea’. Daniel Serwer quoted in Balkan Insight, 9/7

‘2+2’ spells equal: US, India sign major military communications agreement. Senior Adjunct Professor of South Asia Studies Walter Andersen quoted in News India Times, 9/7

This deal will be a slideback for Kosovo. Daniel Serwer quoted in Prishtina Insight, 9/7

Woodward book describes "crazy town" inside White House. Vali Nasr interviewed on CNN, 9/5

Argentina hit by soaring inflation. Adjunct Lecturer of Latin American Studies Benjamin Gedan interviewed on CNN International, 9/5