“When accidents like this happen, they shouldn't be that much of a surprise to people just because of how dangerous these kind of environments could be," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says the disappearance of the submersible underscores the dangers associated with operating in deep water and the recreational exploration of the sea and space, “two environments where in recent past we’ve seen people operate in hazardous, potentially lethal environments,” Murrett tells the AP.
"Before this week, it was easy for those of us in the East to think that suffocating wildfire smoke was solely a West Coast problem. But no longer. The smoke clouding our skies, scratching our throats and watering our eyes shows we’re all Westerners now," writes Robert Wilson, associate professor of geography and the environment.
DIANA [Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North-Atlantic] could prove key to facilitating interoperability and a more level playing field between the nations—in emerging tech areas and traditional ones that are rapidly evolving, says Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.
"The champagne isn’t quite as fizzy as we might have expected—even under the best of circumstances—and there’s trouble coming from all sides," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. She adds, "this could be a trade agreement that quickly ends up in dispute and higher trade barriers."
"The Trump administration's stated goal was to ensure that more of the vehicles will be produced in North America. But the outcome will be just the opposite," write Professor Mary Lovely and her co-authors.