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Murrett Weighs in on the Biggest Setbacks for Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine in Newsweek Article
Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says that at the strategic level, the biggest setback for Putin is "the huge casualties that the Russians have taken."
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Murrett Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on Balloons and National Security
“There are just a lot more things in the atmosphere we have to worry about,” says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.
See related: China, International Affairs, U.S. National Security, United States
Taylor Speaks with La Presse About Russian Oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin
"My impression is that his power and visibility have increased a lot since the start of the war in Ukraine," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "He's a much more public figure than a year ago, and I think that reflects his ambition. And, up to a certain point, the impression it has of its current usefulness."
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Williams Reacts to the US Deployment of Tanks to Ukraine in Atlantic Council Article
"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.
See related: Defense & Security, Europe, International Affairs, Russia, U.S. Foreign Policy, Ukraine, United States
Gueorguiev Talks to NewsRadio 570 WSYR About the Chinese Spy Balloon, Impact on US-China Relations
"A bizarre situation with this balloon, in particular, is best understood as an attempt to kind of clarify what the terms of engagement are," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science. "And what you’ve seen over the past couple of days is that surveillance aircraft at a certain level of altitude are now probably more likely to happen and are more at risk of being shot dow," he says.
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Williams Discusses NATO’s DIANA Initiative with DefenseScoop
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.
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Abdelaaty Selected as a 2023 Migration Politics Residential Fellow
As a fellow, Lamis Abdelaaty, associate professor of political science, will work on her proposal, "The Emissary Speaks: Political Agency in Refugee-UNHCR Correspondence."
See related: Awards & Honors, International Agreements, Migration, Refugees
Herrold’s “Delta Democracy” Reviewed in Democratization
"Delta Democracy: Pathways to Incremental Civic Revolution in Egypt Beyond" (Oxford University Press, 2020), written by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Catherine Herrold, was reviewed in Democratization.
McDowell Weighs in on Countries Using Gold to Avoid Sanctions in Kitco Article
"Gold has become an attractive hedge against sanctions risk for central banks at risk of such penalties. While there are limitations to gold's usefulness compared to, say, U.S. Treasuries, its unique appeal is found in its physical form, unquestioned value, and the ability to store bars in national vaults, safe from foreign seizure," says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.
See related: Economic Policy, International Affairs
Gueorgueiv Quoted in Politico Article on China’s New Ambassador to the US
With [Chinese President] Xi now signaling a shift to less rancorous bilateral ties, “I expect [Xie Feng, China's new ambassador to the U.S.] to be more kumbaya-ish,” says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science and expert on Chinese elite politics.
See related: China, Foreign Policy, Global Governance, International Affairs