Maxwell School News and Commentary
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Hromadžić Featured in Al Jazeera Article on the Balkans and the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
"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.
See related: Europe, Global Governance, International Affairs
Jacobson Speaks with MSNBC About Prigozhin, Emergence of Mercenary Fighting in Ukraine
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.
See related: International Affairs, Russia, Ukraine
Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on US Providing Aid to Ukraine
"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
McCormick Discusses the Arrest of El Chapo’s Son with Bloomberg, CNN, IBT, Wall Street Journal
Capturing Ovidio Guzmán could be a way for López Obrador to show the U.S. that he is “in control of the armed forces and Mexico’s security situation,” Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, tells CNN. “It also defuses the power behind any ask from the Biden administration to stem the tide of fentanyl and other narcotics across the border,” she adds.
See related: Crime & Violence, International Affairs, Latin America & the Caribbean
Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article
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.
See related: Foreign Policy, Government, International Agreements, Russia, Ukraine, United States
McFate Weighs in on US Providing a Patriot Missile Defense System to Ukraine in Washington Examiner
“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.
Murrett Piece on Achieving Peace in Ukraine Published in The Hill
"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.
See related: Foreign Policy, International Agreements, NATO, Russia, Ukraine
Maxwell Student Delegation Honored at Model UN Conference
The students received a Distinguished Delegates award while representing the Russian Federation.
Herrold Discusses her Research on Sovereignty in Palestine on POMEPS Podcast
Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) podcast and discussed her recent study, "Curating Sovereignty in Palestine: Voluntary Grassroots Organizations and Civil Society in the West Bank and East Jerusalem."
Alumnus Says MPA Provided a Global Perspective, Preparing Him for Career with the World Bank
Hugo Brousset ’13 works with the bank’s Partnership for Economic Inclusion, focusing on social protection with a global scope.
See related: Global Governance, Latin America & the Caribbean, Washington, D.C.