“If I’m an ally and I hear that I’m not going to get as much foreign aid as I had anticipated or that I had been receiving because money is going to be diverted to the defense department, I’m not going to be very happy with that,” says Colonel F. William Smullen, director of national security studies at the Maxwell School.
Margaret S. Thompson, associate professor of history and political science, believes the nearly 3 million women and men who came out to Women's Marches nationwide will impact the future. “If even 10% of those actually become actively involved, in talking with their representative and lobbying for policies that they think are important, we’re going to see some remarkable change.”
“Many aspects of the speech and the points that Secretary Kerry was trying to give as a framework for peace contradict what was stated in the U.N. Security Council resolution. There’s quite a bit of discrepancy in these two documents when you look at them,” says Miriam Elman, associate professor of political science.