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Ueda-Ballmer Discusses the Issue Facing Japanese Women When Considering Marriage in Foreign Policy

Michiko Ueda-Ballmer, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, says many young Japanese women would like to get married, “but they simply cannot afford it. The result is that people don’t get married.”

November 1, 2023

McDowell Discusses BRICS, the Dollar and Risks to US Global Power in Financial Times, Foreign Policy

Talk of a BRICS common currency is “really a reflection of a desire among some segments of the world to have some counterweight to the U.S., the U.S. economy, the dollar,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science. But “I think most of this is just in fantasy land, because I don’t see any world in which it is really going to emerge in the way some people might hope.”

September 6, 2023

McDowell Talks to Foreign Policy About De-Dollarization

“To me, de-dollarization just means a government’s ability to reduce its dependence or reliance on the dollar,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science. “I think the key thing here is to try to distinguish or separate the concept of de-dollarization from the end of dollar dominance. I don’t think those two things have to go together.”

May 23, 2023

Taylor Weighs in on Putin’s State of Mind in Foreign Policy and Riddle Articles

Professor Brian Taylor was quoted in the Foreign Policy article, "Has Putin Lost the Plot?" He also authored an article, "Has Putin Lost It?" that was published by Riddle.

March 9, 2022

Herrold Piece on the Summit for Democracy Published in Foreign Policy

President Joe Biden recently held a virtual Summit for Democracy to amplify U.S. commitments to defend democracy. But what can the Biden administration realistically hope to achieve from the summit? Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, says, "A humbler approach is needed in which the United States creates a platform for dialogue about how to shift power to citizens rather than prescribing democracy templates." In their article "When Promoting Democracy, Less Is More," published in Foreign Policy, Herrold and co-author Aseem Prakash recommend three primary reforms.
December 16, 2021

Williams Piece on Handling of Russian Cyberattacks Published in Foreign Policy

According to Associate Professor Michael John Williams, the U.S. needs a new legal doctrine to handle state-tolerated attacks. Read more in his piece, "Make Russia Take Responsibility for Its Cybercriminals," published in Foreign Policy.
November 11, 2021

Jacobson weighs in on the firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Foreign Policy

Mark Jacobson, assistant dean for Washington programs at Maxwell School, commented on the firing of Defense Secretary Esper by Donald Trump. He said "Our enemies are going to take note of that, they know that now is a particularly vulnerable time"

November 10, 2020

Barkun quoted in Foreign Policy article on QAnon movement

"If there is any lesson to be taken from this bizarre episode, it is that, in the age of Trump, no claim seems too preposterous to find an audience and that, in the age of the internet and social media, these beliefs and those willing to accept them are only too easy to bring together," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science. He was cited in the Foreign Policy article "QAnon’s Madness Is Turning Canadians Into Potential Assassins."
July 15, 2020

Barkun weighs in on irrational fears of coronavirus in Foreign Policy

Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science, says the unseen, mysterious nature of coronavirus makes it especially scary—and especially ripe for all kinds of imagined explanations and antidotes.

March 11, 2020

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