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Jacobson discusses US withdrawal from Afghanistan in The Conversation

July 15, 2021
In "The US withdraws from Afghanistan after 20 years of war: 4 questions about this historic moment," published by The Conversation, Assistant Dean for Washington Programs Mark Jacobson offers both personal and professional perspectives on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Jacobson discusses US troop withdrawal, Afghanistan on CBS, MSNBC, VOA

July 9, 2021
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced the rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan would conclude by August 31, weeks before the September 11 deadline he set earlier this year. 

Gueorguiev quoted in SCMP piece on Chinese human rights abuses, UN

July 6, 2021
Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, is included in the South China Morning Post article, "US agency urges UN to move on investigation of alleged human rights abuses in China." 

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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." 

McCormick quoted in Associated Press article on deadly protests in Colombia

May 10, 2021
Police in Colombia have been "armed to the teeth" for decades as they fought along the military against guerrillas and drug traffickers, says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, noting that has led to a broader culture of law enforcement favoring a hard-line response. 

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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