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Carriere discusses denuclearization in USA Today article

Fred Carriere, research professor of political science, says that one of the major impediments to getting countries to denuclearize, whether the U.S., North Korea or Iran, is that "everybody always wants everything up front, with the promise that good things will follow later on, but few will ever be able to accept this strategy." 

August 12, 2020

Can Biden win over Sanders supporters? Reeher discusses in USA Today

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, says Biden could have a hard time getting enthusiastic support from former Sanders supporters due to his lengthy record—three decades of Senate votes and two terms in the White House as President Barack Obama's vice president.

May 21, 2020

Reeher weighs in on Biden, assault allegation in USA Today, The Hill

"I don’t think the issue is likely to cause someone to vote for Trump instead of Biden," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. "The problem is what it does for the level of enthusiasm for Biden among different constituencies, and the turnout for him. It could have a dampening effect there."

May 4, 2020

Lovely quoted in USA Today article on face mask imports from China

"Suppliers may not have been able to supply as much as was demanded because they needed to provide it to the local economy, and the Chinese factories were simply not operating," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "Workers were not at work. They were at home. They were quarantined."

April 10, 2020

See related: China, COVID-19, Economic Policy

Khalil discusses the Syrian war, Russia in USA Today

"Moscow views the Syrian civil war as a foreign-influenced crisis that threatens the broader Middle East region and its interests there and at home," says Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history.

March 13, 2020

Radcliffe weighs in on coronavirus price gouging in USA Today

Dana Radcliffe, professor of public administration and international affairs, discusses the economic transition under the conditions of COVID-19. In light of price gouging of essential PPE materials, Radcliffe said "One party has all the power because the other person is in a vulnerable situation of sometimes desperate need."
March 4, 2020

Khalil quoted in USA Today article on US-Iran tensions in Iraq

"Iraq has become a battleground for American and Iranian influence," says Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history.

January 13, 2020

Reeher op-ed on new VPPCE program published in USA Today

"What immediately struck me and stayed with me throughout the program was the genuine support the veterans offered each other, despite their political differences," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.
January 6, 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

Banks comments on FISA reform in USA Today

Professor Emeritus William C. Banks said congressional action regarding FISA could further insert politics into a process that should be free of it. "All the politics that surrounded the headlines of this story would rear their ugly head again," he says. "It could end up with more amendments to FISA that do more harm than good."

December 17, 2019

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