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Steinberg op-ed on US-Japan relations published in Nikkei Asian Review

"If the U.S., under Trump or a successor, continues to take Japan's support for granted while ignoring Japan's interests, the U.S. grand strategy for the Indo-Pacific, which depends so heavily on allied support for bases and operations, could become increasingly untenable," writes University Professor James Steinberg.

June 13, 2019

Boroujerdi discusses Japanese PM's visit to Iran in ThinkProgress

Mehrzad Boroujerdi was interviewed for the ThinkProgress article "Japanese PM’s visit to Iran might cool tensions between Tehran and Washington." According to Boroujerdi, the meeting between the Japanese prime minister and Iran essentially constitutes indirect talks between Iran and the United States. "That is the main reason for the trip regardless of what each side says," Borourjerdi said
June 13, 2019

Lovely weighs in on redirecting production away from China in Christian Science Monitor

Already production of shoes, apparel, toys and other "footloose" industries has been shifting from China to Vietnam and other countries, partly due to rising wages in China, says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

May 30, 2019

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Ma quoted in SCMP article on Chinese students in US, visa challenges

"Many students are scared away already by the new policies even before going through the visa hurdles," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology.

May 24, 2019

Lovely speaks with Associated Press, NPR, NY Times about the US-China trade war

"It looks like there was a level of specificity that China wasn’t willing to accept and a level of ambiguity that the Trump administration wasn’t willing to accept," Mary Lovely, professor emerita of economics, told the New York Times.

May 15, 2019

Lovely discusses US-China trade war with ABC News, Marketplace, Wall Street Journal

"I think that if President Trump goes through and raises these tariffs and then China retaliates, there will be a lot more pain and no gain," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely.

May 13, 2019

Lovely discusses US-China trade, tariffs on Bloomberg, CGTN

"It’ll hit the pocketbooks of the working class hard," Professor Mary Lovely said about Trump's recent trade-war threat to increase tariffs.

May 8, 2019

US and China resume trade talks, Lovely comments in Associated Press

"The two bullies in the room are basically running the show. The rest of the world is going to have to deal with the aftermath," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

April 30, 2019

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