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Baker quoted in LA Times article on the Defense Production Act

"If there is a gap between voluntary production and what is needed, or anticipated to be needed, the DPA [Defense Production Act] is the mechanism to close that gap," says the Hon. James E. Baker, director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law.

March 26, 2020

Khalil comments on death of Iran Gen. Soleimani in USA Today, LA Times

The killings of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Chairman of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, "were a dangerous and ill-advised escalation by the United States," Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history and Middle East expert, told USA Today. " Khalil also talked to other outlets about this development, stating that "Their deaths will make it more difficult to resolve the ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran and will only destabilize Iraq further."

January 6, 2020

Lovely discusses the US-China trade deal with Associated Press, BBC, CNN, PBS, Wall Street Journal

Mary Lovely discusses to multiple outlets the workings of a trade-deal, ending a fierce trade war between the US and China, successfully avoiding another round of punishing tariffs.
December 16, 2019

50 years later: O'Keefe discusses past and future space exploration

Former NASA Administrator and University Professor Sean O'Keefe spoke with several media outlets about the July 20, 1969, landing of Apollo 11 on the moon and the possibility of future space exploration. "It is a common aspirational goal as big as what we saw in the 1960s," O’Keefe told the Gazette. "Could we see convergence around a common goal that could benight this era? Absolutely." 

July 15, 2019

Lovely comments on rising US trade deficit in LA Times

"My concern would not be economic, it would be political," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely regarding last year's rise in the U.S. trade deficit. “I’m afraid this will be more fuel for an aggressive trade stance toward China, afraid that will lead to retaliation by China, and I think it will cause job destruction in the United States as well as in China.”

February 9, 2018

O'Keefe discusses commercial space flights, NASA in LA Times

According to University Professor Sean O'Keefe, NASA’s role as a “development catalyst” has been part of the agency’s objectives since its earliest days.

March 8, 2017

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