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Taylor quoted in Washington Post article on Putin's post-presidency plans

"Since Putin cannot remain as president after 2024 under the current rules, he needs to change the rules. This will potentially allow him to remain the dominant political actor even if he leaves the presidency," says Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor.

January 17, 2020

See related: Government, Russia

Lovely speaks to Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post about US-China trade deal

The new system "is a gigantic finger in the eye of WTO," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "The decider will be the trade representative in consultation with the president."

January 17, 2020

Lovely comments on Phase One China trade deal in Associated Press, Washington Post

"It’s a very toxic brew and I don’t know that we’re really going to see much progress on it," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics, about the first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement.

January 9, 2020

Schmeller discusses how the poinsettia came to the US in Washington Post

Mark Schmeller discusses how the 'Christmas Flower,' poinsettia came from Mexico to the United States.
January 8, 2020

Ma explains why Chinese students study abroad in Washington Post piece

Yingyi Ma, professor of sociology, suggests that Chinese students are motivated to study abroad because of disappointment with the Chinese education system, which they assert “stifles creativity” and “entails hellish hours of studying.”

December 17, 2019

See related: China, U.S. Education

Lovely speaks with NY Times, PBS, Washington Post about USMCA trade deal

"Clearly, the U.S. is trying to gain advantage in the agreement, and we did. We were able to squeeze some stuff out," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. We "got an agreement that was basically the NAFTA agreement with some updating."

December 13, 2019

Gueorguiev article on China, dictatorship published in Washington Post

"Democracy is not the same thing as providing for the population’s needs...the CCP will never commit to trusting the public over its own political interests. It will resort to force when necessary, as it has in the past, and this use of force is the very essence of dictatorship," writes  Dimitar Gueorguiev, assistant professor of political science.

December 6, 2019

See related: China, Government

Jackson shares her perspective on racial acts on campus in Washington Post

Jenn Jackson writer about the #NotAgainSU movement, discussing her experience with racism on the Syracuse University campus. "These events force us to confront the thin line between our beliefs and our practices," 

December 3, 2019

McCormick discusses the violence in Mexico with CNN, Washington Post

A whole series of sort of mid-tier and lower level and smaller kind of up-and-coming, wannabe cartels are trying to set up shop in this terrain," says Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations. "They're striking deals with each other, with the big players."

November 11, 2019

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