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Hranchak Quoted in Newsweek Article on House Speaker Mike Johnson’s US aid Package for Ukraine

"I hope that the change in the rhetoric of Speaker Mike Johnson will become the first step in a rethinking of the Russian threat by American politicians," says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

April 22, 2024

Taylor Discusses ‘Trump 2.0’ With the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says a key feature of Trump 2.0 would likely be that the president would not have as many Russia-sceptics in his sphere. "If Trump is elected in 2024, he will surround himself with people who adhere to his worldview and are therefore less hostile to Russia and more sympathetic to Putin."

April 22, 2024

Women’s Role in Violence and UN Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

Çağlayan Başer

“Women’s Role in Violence and UN Women, Peace, and Security Agenda,” authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Çağlayan Başer, was published in Alternatif Politika.

April 19, 2024

Murrett Speaks With Newsweek and VOA News About the War in Ukraine

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says current constraints on Ukraine's military forces come ahead of the spring fighting season and the prospect of a further push by Russia to capitalize on its momentum on the battlefield. 

April 16, 2024

McFate Discusses Tensions Between Iran and Israel with Business Insider, Global News

Iran's retaliation was a way to show the international stage that the country had a backbone after Israel's airstrike in Damascus, says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. But, more broadly, Saturday's attack shows just how effective Hamas' October 7 attack on Israel was at stoking chaos in the Middle East, he says.

April 15, 2024

Taylor Provides an Update on Russia's War with Ukraine on Campbell Conversations

“In general, not a huge amount of change,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science. “Russia is on the front foot now because Ukraine is running out of ammunition, especially artillery. And this has to do with the hold up on the U.S. military assistance package in the U.S. Congress over the last half year.”

March 30, 2024

The Russian Threat and the Consolidation of the West

Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Milada Anna Vachudova, Ryan Bakker, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen

"The Russian threat and the consolidation of the West: How populism and EU-skepticism shape party support for Ukraine," co-authored by Seth Jolly, associate professor and chair of political science, was published in European Union Politics.

March 25, 2024

Have Repertoire, Will Travel: Nonviolence as Global Contentious Performance

Selina Gallo-Cruz

"Have Repertoire, Will Travel: Nonviolence as Global Contentious Performance," written by Associate Professor of Sociology Selina Gallo-Cruz, was published by Cambridge University Press.

March 20, 2024

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Hranchak Weighs In on Pope Francis’s ‘White Flag’ Comment About Ukraine in GlobalSecurity Article

"Unfortunately, the end of the war in Ukraine at the expense of Ukraine does not automatically mean either peace or an end of human losses," says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

March 20, 2024

In New Book, Khalil Explores Post-Vietnam Failures in US Domestic and Foreign Policies

Osamah F. Khalil

Osamah Khalil, professor of history and chair of the International Relations Undergraduate Program, has written “A World of Enemies: America’s Wars at Home and Abroad from Kennedy to Biden” (Harvard University Press, 2024).

March 13, 2024

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