In The News, September 6 - September 22, 2016

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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 several times a month by the Office of Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives.

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September 6 – September 22, 2016

Research by the African Studies Program is cited to explain four key factors behind the decline of militant group Boko Haram. War on the Rocks 9/22/2016

Professor of International Law and Diplomacy Ruth Wedgwood discussed the selection process for the secretary general of the United Nations. The Washington Post 9/21/2016

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence John McLaughlin discussed declining U.S. global dominance and recent rivalries of great powerThe Cipher Brief 9/21/2016

Conflict Management Program Director Daniel Serwer and Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Seth Jones discussed the implications of a deadly attack on a Syrian aid convoy. Voice of America 9/20/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute reported on North Korea's development of larger, more advanced space launch vehicles. Stars and Stripes 9/20/2016

Strategic Studies Program Director Eliot A. Cohen discussed the role of American military power in foreign affairs. The Daily Texan 9/20/2016

Daniel Serwer explained how an act of terrorism is defined. The Washington Post 9/19/2016

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones discussed the 5-Star Movement political party in Italy. The Associated Press 9/19/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow Abbas Kadhim wrote about non-military challenges in the aftermath of liberating Mosul. The Huffington Post 9/18/2016

SAIS Europe Director Michael G. Plummer estimated the Trans-Pacific Partnership will increase U.S. exports by nearly 10 percent. The New Yorker 9/18/2016

Dean Vali Nasr wrote about how strategic relations between Russia and Iran could impact stability in the Middle East. The New York Times 9/16/2016

Middle East Studies Professor Sanam Vakil discussed how a potential Hillary Clinton administration may affect U.S.-Saudi relationsThe Hill 9/15/2016

Distinguished Professor of Southeast Asia Studies Karl D. Jackson wrote about anti-democratic attitudes worldwide. The American Interest 9/15/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Dominic Tierney wrote about U.S. policies on nuclear weapons. Defense One 9/14/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute predicted North Korea may have the capacity to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. within five years. Evening Standard 9/14/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Sasha Toperich said a referendum on the independence of Kurdistan should be held soon. Kurdistan24 9/14/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Visiting Scholar Joel Wit wrote about how the next U.S. president can address North Korea's denuclearization. The New York Times 9/13/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Randa Slim wrote about potential fallout of a cease-fire deal in Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia. Foreign Policy 9/12/2016

Korea Studies Lecturer Eunjung Lim discussed the potential for more sanctions against North Korea following its most recent nuclear test. The Heat CCTV 9/12/2016

Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute S. Frederick Starr discussed the history of the Afghan city Balkh. Ottawa Citizen 9/12/2016

Sanam Vakil commented on plans for a state-sponsored Internet by the Iranian government. The Media Line 9/12/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the ongoing Saudi-Iran rivalry and complications with the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The Two-Way, NPR 9/11/2016

Dean Vali Nasr explained how the Sunni-Shia conflict has contributed to Iran-Saudi tensions. The Economist 9/11/2016

Joel Wit explained why the U.S. believes China has slowed progress in North Korea's denuclearization. The New York Times 9/11/2016

John McLaughlin wrote about his tenure as CIA deputy director during the 9/11 terror attacks. OZY 9/11/2016

Joel Wit commented on North Korea's latest nuclear test and weapons advancements. Stars and Stripes 9/11/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Michael Haltzel wrote about ethnicity and voter preferences, and the U.S. presidential election. The Huffington Post 9/11/2016

Visiting Scholar Michael Madden and Researcher Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute discussed North Korea evading sanctions with restrictions. Vice News 9/10/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Kurt Volker wrote about the use of explosives as weapons of war. Cyprus Mail 9/10/2016

U.S.-Korea Institute Director Jae H. Ku said no amount of sanctions will stop North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. Foreign Policy 9/9/2016

Korea Studies Lecturer Eunjung Lim discussed the consequences of North Korea recently testing three nuclear missiles. World Insight CCTV 9/9/2016

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow David Satter discussed the anniversary of 1999 apartment bombings in Russia. The Power Vertical, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty 9/9/2016

The U.S.-Korea Institute predicted North Korea could have nuclear missile capabilities to strike targets in its region by 2020. Sputnik News 9/9/2016

Global Policy Program Director Daniel S. Markey wrote about the future of U.S. aid to Pakistan. Rediff News 9/9/2016

Daniel S. Markey said Pakistan's military remains the primary decision maker on defense and foreign policy. Press Trust of India 9/9/2016

Director of European and Eurasian Studies Erik Jones discussed the European Commission's ruling on Apple and Ireland. Knowledge@Wharton 9/8/2016

Center for Transatlantic Relations Fellow Christina Lin wrote about the aftermath of the U.S. bombing Laos. Asia Times 9/8/2016

Daniel S. Markey commented on the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations following Pakistan's inaction to address terrorist networks. Press Trust of India 9/8/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the power rivalry in the Iran-Saudi conflict and role of the U.S. to maintain balance in the Middle East. PRI’s The World 9/7/2016

Dean Vali Nasr discussed the unsuccessful U.S.-Russia discussions to address conflict in Syria. Connect The World, CNN 9/6/2016