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    Syracuse University's Center for European Studies (CES), hosted at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School, promotes interdisciplinary research and study of Europe. CES advances the study of European politics, history, economy, culture, and languages in collaboration with academic programs, professional schools, language programs, and research centers across campus and Syracuse University's study abroad centers. CES fulfills its mission through seminars, conferences, speaker series, language tables, and research grants. CES also provides leadership in building transatlantic and global networks via its international partnerships, collaborative projects, and programs.  

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    Lovely talks to WSJ, Yahoo! about future of US buying practices, trade

    Professor Mary Lovely spoke with several media outlets about the US-China trade landscape for 2021, the future of tariffs and the impact of President-elect Biden's buy America pledge. "The most important thing right now is to repair our relationship with the European Union, Japan, and other allies," Lovely told Yahoo! Finance. "I think it would be wise for the Biden administration to work with allies. And then to work through negotiations with China on how these tariffs might be rolled back."


    New study by Cleary examines regime dynamics in fragile democracies

    "When Does Backsliding Lead to Breakdown? Uncertainty and Opposition Strategies in Democracies at Risk," co-authored by Matthew Cleary, was published in Perspectives on Politics. The authors develop an agency-based perspective to enhance the understanding of aggrandizement and to explain when it results in democratic breakdown. Relying on comparative case studies of five countries—Bolivia, Ecuador, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela—their analysis suggests that the contingent decisions of opposition actors during the process of aggrandizement have a significant effect on regime outcomes.


    Steinberg discusses foreign policy issues facing Biden on TPR

    "The restoration of the State Department is critical," says University Professor James Steinberg. "That's particularly important with China because it is such an all-encompassing challenge for the United States. So we need to have our best people and we need to have...a comprehensive approach that makes clear what we can live with with China and what we can't," he says. Listen to the full interview on Texas Public Radio segment, "How Will The Biden White House Tackle Foreign Policy, Diplomacy In The Wake Of Trump's 'America First' Agenda?" (starting at 16:48)


    Morgan quoted in Vox article on Brexit negotiations

    Brexit negotiations have reached a "critical stage," according to the UK government, but what that all means for the prospect of a Brexit deal is still unclear. Deal or no deal, it’s unlikely that Brexit ends this month. Given the short timeline, the UK and EU will likely have additional arrangements and details to work out after the transition period ends. "I think this is the forever Brexit," says Glyn Morgan, associate professor of political science. "Because it’s not as if you can get out and ignore your trading partner." Read more in the Vox article, "Brexit talks enter the final stage — maybe."

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Center for European Studies
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Syracuse, NY 13244-1090
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