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Steinberg discusses Biden's China policy review in National Interest

May 14, 2021
In his article, "Brace Yourself for the Outcome of Biden’s China Policy Review," published in the National Interest, University Professor James Steinberg discusses why "there are powerful reasons to sustain the One China policy, but equally powerful reasons to adapt it to meet the realities of today." 

Banks comments on President Bush's handling of 9/11 attacks in South China Morning Post

April 28, 2021
"Bush and many others overreacted to 9/11," says Professor Emeritus William Banks. "I blame him and especially (vice-president) Dick Cheney and then (defense secretary) Donald Rumsfeld for the reckless policies," he says. But Bush was "never nativist," and his recent efforts on immigration are not a "whitewashing" of history but appear to be a genuine effort at problem-solving, Banks adds. 

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Jacobson discusses the removal of US troops from Afghanistan on MSNBC

April 15, 2021

"I just think that he [Biden] has been given, by his team, a false binary choice: either we stay indefinitely with a massive commitment, or we leave," says Mark Jacobson, assistant dean for Washington Programs who served in Afghanistan with both the Army and Navy reserves. "And there's a lot of areas in between, a lot of work we can do that is beyond that binary choice."

 

Lovely speaks to South China Morning Post about the EU's new trade policy

February 22, 2021
"The new EU trade policy tries to strike a principled balance between the U.S. and China, with clear signals to both that it will set its own course," says Professor Mary Lovely. "Finding a way forward that is both 'open' and 'autonomous' will be difficult, however, as openness brings interdependence," she says.

McCormick discusses security between the US and Mexico in The Hill

February 8, 2021
Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, published this article in The Hill: "Improving the security situation between US-Mexico."

Steinberg quoted in China Daily piece on improving US-China relations

January 25, 2021
University Professor James B. Steinberg says there are opportunities for cooperation, but if the deep diagnosis is that China is challenging the U.S., it would be very hard to sustain and insulate areas of cooperation from the deeper conflict.

It all started here: the very first Model League of Nations Assembly (Model UN) was held at Maxwell

May 15, 2018

Almost a century ago, a Maxwell faculty member turned a top-of-the-head idea into a student exercise in diplomacy—and basically invented Model UN.

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