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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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    McCormick comments on violence ahead of Mexico elections in Al Jazeera

    There have been 34 candidates murdered nationwide in Mexico ahead of the June 6 legislative elections that will fill thousands of local seats and nearly half of the country’s governors. "There’s always been violence with elections and electoral cycles especially at the mayoral level where you really see things get heated, but this time it feels like it’s way more than ordinary," says Gladys McCormick. "It’s a testament of the influence of organized crime with these local elections trying to sway the institutions,” McCormick says. "Organized crime has infiltrated municipalities, law enforcement at the municipal levels,” she says. "This is working its way up." Read more in the Al Jazeera article, "Another candidate assassinated in Mexico ahead of June 6 vote."

     

    Khalil discusses current violence in the Middle East with USA Today

    The current violence between Israelis and Palestinians is the deadliest seen in years. The events have prompted increased pressure on President Joe Biden to do more to resolve the conflict. "I don't think Biden wanted anything to do with this issue," says Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history. "He wanted to manage it, and by managing it meaning ignore it. And now, here it is." Read more in the USA Today article, "'Every incendiary ingredient imaginable': Here's what sparked worst Mideast violence since 2014."

     

    Khalil weighs in on Biden-Netanyahu relationship in USA Today

    The relationship between President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not been without tension over the years. But nothing frayed U.S.-Israel relationships more than the 2015 nuclear deal forged by the Obama administration in concert with other world powers. "Netanyahu had been so anti-Obama and had really ingratiated himself (with the GOP)," says Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history. "And the Republican Party itself wanted to use Netanyahu to criticize Obama in any way they could." That dynamic almost certainly "grated" on Biden as he continued his dealings with Netanyahu, Khalil says. Read more in the USA Today article, "From friendly to frosty, Biden and Netanyahu's decades-long relationship tested by current crisis."

     

    McCormick quoted in AP article on deadly protests in Colombia

    Thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets to vent their anger at the government. But the mostly peaceful, nationwide protests have turned deadly, with at least 26 people killed and human rights groups warning of increasing abuses by security forces. Police in Colombia have been "armed to the teeth" for decades as they fought along the military against guerrillas and drug traffickers, says Gladys McCormick. "Many of these officers kind of came of age as a result of that culture, but also they have the weaponry," McCormick says. "So, their go-to response is always to sort of like go hard line and then ask questions later." Read more in the Associated Press article, "Corruption, economic woes spark deadly protests in Colombia."

     
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