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Williams Reacts to the US Deployment of Tanks to Ukraine in Atlantic Council Article

February 6, 2023

"The decision of Germany to allow allies to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, as well as Berlin dispatching its own bilateral donation, is a significant symbol of allied commitment to Ukraine, but the implications of this move should not be exaggerated," says Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

Williams Discusses NATO’s DIANA Initiative with DefenseScoop

January 27, 2023

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.

Hromadžić Featured in Al Jazeera Article on the Balkans and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

January 20, 2023

"People in the Balkans are trapped in ethnic grids, in a monstrous bureaucracy that doesn't work, brought to a 'status quo' that is paralyzing," says Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology. 

Jacobson Speaks with MSNBC About Prigozhin, Emergence of Mercenary Fighting in Ukraine

January 20, 2023

A paramilitary outfit is making gains for Russia in eastern Ukraine. The Wagner Group, as the militia is known, is operated by Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin. Mark Jacobson, assistant dean for Washington programs, discussed the situation with MSNBC.

Allport Speaks with NewsNation, WGN Radio About Prince Harry’s New Book

January 13, 2023

"Harry seems to, for good reasons or bad, rightly or wrongly, he seems to have an enormous amount of grievances and he’s not being shy about saying them," says Alan Allport, professor of history.

See related: Europe, Media & Journalism

Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on US Providing Aid to Ukraine

January 9, 2023

"If the U.S. had not worked with our allies and provided substantial military, economic and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, we would be facing a wide range of strategic threats in Europe and elsewhere," Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, tells Newsweek.

See related: Foreign Policy, Russia, Ukraine

Allport Talks to NewsNation About King Charles’s Christmas Message

January 6, 2023

"I think it seems to have been pretty successful," says Alan Allport, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History. "Charles has had an awful lot of time to prepare for this role."

See related: Europe

Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article

January 2, 2023

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Zelensky's visit is "well-timed" and intends to signal that U.S. support remains strong, despite the Republican Party soon taking control of the House.

McFate Weighs in on US Providing a Patriot Missile Defense System to Ukraine in Washington Examiner

December 26, 2022

“I think the first implication is that it is a signal to Russia. It's a signal to NATO. It's a signal, perhaps, to Republicans in Washington, D.C., that this is an escalation that is not on par with things in the past, even like HIMARS,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

See related: NATO, Russia, Ukraine

Murrett Piece on Achieving Peace in Ukraine Published in The Hill

December 21, 2022

"As the war in Ukraine approaches its 11th month, it is a good time to take stock of the enduring impact of the conflict and to look forward to the prospects for a negotiated settlement that will provide the basis for near-term and sustained security for the Ukrainian people," says Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

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