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Taylor Speaks With Forbes and WABC About the Death of Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny

"We don’t know every detail about the circumstances of his death today, but it is 100 percent fair to say that Alexei Navalny was killed by Vladimir Putin and the Russian state," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

February 21, 2024

Murrett Quoted in Daily Express, The Hill and Newsweek Articles on the War in Ukraine

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says the war has entered a new phase and predicts an “operational tactical reset” but no major battlefield movements. “I don’t expect to see any dramatic shifts in the activity by the Ukrainian army,” he says, “but the leadership remains strong. I think we’ll see evidence of that very clearly in the months ahead.” 

February 16, 2024

Hranchak Talks to Newsweek and Daily Express About Tucker Carlson’s Interview with Putin

"He emphasizes, 'This is not your war. It is so far from you. You have other matters besides Ukraine,'" says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor. "Putin really wants to persuade the West to end the war sooner, which may indirectly indicate that his resources are running out."

February 12, 2024

Taylor Quoted in La Presse Article on a Clash Between NATO and Russia

"He [Putin] could get drunk on his success, conclude that the West is just a paper tiger and decide to push further to see what happens," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

February 10, 2024

Catherine Herrold Receives Award to Study Locally Led Development in Serbia

The associate professor will analyze how Serbians organize for social change at the local level.

February 9, 2024

New Carnegie-Maxwell Policy Planning Lab Launches Foreign Affairs Training Program

International relations professionals may apply for the first-of-its-kind program supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

February 1, 2024

Diem Discusses Monastic Rules of Love in the Middle Ages on Monk’s Whispers Podcast

Love in a monastery? Can this be? Albrecht Diem, professor of history, examines the monastic rules of the time to explore how friendship, love and sexual attraction were discussed between monks in the 9th-century Reichenau monastery.


January 30, 2024

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Koch Weighs In on the Location of the UN’s 2024 Climate Summit in NY Times Article

While there is an unavoidable conflict in a petrostate hosting a climate summit, it may also be fitting: The country that was home to the oil industry’s beginnings may also host negotiations that could one day bring the petroleum era to an end. “It is possible to frame it as something of a closure,” says Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment.


January 17, 2024

Banks Piece on Drones Making Wars Deadlier Published in The Globe and Mail

"Drones have been a feature of war for several decades, but today’s conflicts such as the Israel-Hamas war and the Ukraine war show how the technology is changing modern combat. Ever more powerful drones have become cheaper and easier to fabricate and deploy," writes William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

December 29, 2023

Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on Putin's Latest Black Sea Ploy

"Ukrainian forces have continued to mount attacks on Russian ships and port facilities in waters adjacent to Ukraine, in Crimea and beyond," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. Several damaging attacks on Russian Black Sea fleet bases in recent months have "provided strong incentive to Moscow to seek a safer harbor in the Abkhazia region," he says.

December 27, 2023

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