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Reeher quoted in The Hill article on Biden, success of democracies

June 10, 2021
"Biden does have a challenge," says Professor Grant Reeher. "He is arguing, 'I am here as the American president to be the leading voice.' But then he is subject to people saying, 'Wait a minute, look at what you folks have been going through. Why is it you? Why isn’t it [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel? Or one of the other leaders?'"

Abdelaaty talks to New Books Network about her book "Discrimination and Delegation"

June 8, 2021
Lamis Abelaaty, assistant professor of political science, spoke with the New Books Network about her recently published book "Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees" (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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."

 

Taylor explores impact of Putin’s new constitution in Foreign Affairs

April 13, 2021
"Putin’s solution to the 2024 problem was for his own benefit, but it also was designed to reassure Russia’s political and economic elite. They were dreading a potentially treacherous succession crisis that might put their power, wealth, and freedom at risk," writes Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "Resetting Putin’s presidential clock does little for the Russian people, however."

Williams discusses the US approach to warfare on History Hit podcast

March 24, 2021
Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on History Hit's Warfare podcast for the episode titled "Liberalism and the American Way of War." 

See related: International Affairs

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.

Lovely quoted in Politico article on impact of Trump's trade policy

February 8, 2021
"The Trump administration never had a feasible plan for reducing the trade deficit," explains Professor Mary Lovely.

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