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Sultana Discusses the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) with BBC Newshour, CBC Radio, NY Times

"One of the challenges that's coming out of the COP is a focus on language rather than actual politics," says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment. "So we can talk about abated/unabated [fossil fuels], whether there's possibilities for different forms of use, which source it's coming from. But I think what we really need to focus on is the overall production."

December 13, 2023

Khalil Weighs In on Trump’s Statement on Abraham Accords, Peace in the Middle East in PolitiFact

"The Abraham Accords did not achieve peace in the Middle East or help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. 

December 12, 2023

Gueorguiev Discusses the Biden-Xi Meeting In BBC News Article

The last four months have seen a truly remarkable improvement in communications between Washington and Beijing," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science. "Much of that was directly tied to this APEC meeting, however...we should not assume that the positive momentum can or will be sustained," he says.

November 17, 2023

Khalil Quoted in Al Jazeera Article on How the Oslo Accords Failed the Palestinians

“Israel had no intention of agreeing to the emergence of a viable, contiguous, and independent Palestinian state,” says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. “Israel was able to pursue its occupation and settlement policies with the political cover of endless negotiations,” he says.

September 22, 2023

McDowell Discusses BRICS, the Dollar and Risks to US Global Power in Financial Times, Foreign Policy

Talk of a BRICS common currency is “really a reflection of a desire among some segments of the world to have some counterweight to the U.S., the U.S. economy, the dollar,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science. But “I think most of this is just in fantasy land, because I don’t see any world in which it is really going to emerge in the way some people might hope.”

September 6, 2023

McCormick Discusses Biden’s Call with Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Politico

“If the U.S. dismissed him wholeheartedly, it’s going to make these conversations—and again some of these are happening behind closed doors—a hell of a lot more difficult to be had,” says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair on Mexico-U.S. Relations, regarding the immigration talks between the U.S. and Mexico as Title 42 lifts this week.

May 9, 2023

Sultana Talks to Inside Climate News About the COP27 Loss and Damage Agreement

“When you can’t adapt to climate change at all and face interconnected issues surrounding loss and damage, the unbearable heaviness of climate coloniality is worsened,” says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment. “This means destruction, devastation and loss are so profound that one can’t finance one’s way out of it.”

March 3, 2023

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.

January 27, 2023

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."

January 27, 2023

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.

January 2, 2023

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