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Taylor Quoted in La Presse Article on a Clash Between NATO and Russia

"He [Putin] could get drunk on his success, conclude that the West is just a paper tiger and decide to push further to see what happens," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

February 10, 2024

Maxwell and Whitman Launch Joint Graduate Program in Sustainable Organizations and Policy

This joint program leverages the national reputations and programmatic strengths of both schools in preparing students to be versatile, multidisciplinary, forward-looking experts and leaders ready to take on the important challenges across the globe related to sustainability.

January 29, 2024

Koch Weighs In on the Location of the UN’s 2024 Climate Summit in NY Times Article

While there is an unavoidable conflict in a petrostate hosting a climate summit, it may also be fitting: The country that was home to the oil industry’s beginnings may also host negotiations that could one day bring the petroleum era to an end. “It is possible to frame it as something of a closure,” says Natalie Koch, professor of geography and the environment.


January 17, 2024

Williams Weighs In on Continuing Support for Ukraine in Atlantic Council, NY Times Articles

“Cutting off aid to Ukraine, as some in Congress propose, would undermine the immediate war effort in Europe and diminish the deterrent power of U.S. military force globally,” says Michael John Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

December 7, 2023

Khalil talks to BBC News, KNX News and PolitiFact About the War in Gaza and Israel

"The reality is a ceasefire is needed now and that's not something the United States is willing to agree to. The most the United States is willing to do is a humanitarian pause, but that's not nearly sufficient. And on this, the United States and Israel are an outlier in the international community," Osamah Khalil, professor of history, tells BBC News.

November 1, 2023

McFate Offers Perspective on the NATO Summit and Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in USA Today Article

Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs, thinks Zelenskyy is in trouble. McFate says Zelenskyy kept pushing NATO countries for increasingly sophisticated weapons on the promise that Ukraine would have a decisive spring offensive. "When the offensive happened, it was summer and failing,'' he says.

July 25, 2023

Michael Williams Honored with NATO-Fulbright Security Studies Award

He will spend four months conducting research and teaching in Brussels, Belgium. 

July 25, 2023

Farhana Sultana Addresses European Parliament

The Maxwell School professor participated in a conference on climate and sustainability.

July 14, 2023

Williams Piece on Putin’s Fear of Democracy Published in the Atlantic Council UkraineAlert Blog

"Putin has always known that NATO poses no credible security threat to Russia itself. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO’s force posture and the U.S. military presence in Europe have greatly declined, reducing any potential military threat to Russia. What really scares the Russian elite is the spread of democracy," argues Michael John Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 10, 2023

See related: Conflict, NATO, Russia, Ukraine

One Year Later: Taylor Talks to WRVO About the Invasion Into Ukraine

For Brian Taylor, professor of political science, the biggest take from the one-year anniversary is Ukraine is still standing. "A year ago a lot of people might not have expected that, given Russia’s size, the size of the population, the size of its army, the size of its economy," Taylor says.

February 27, 2023

See related: Conflict, NATO, Russia, Ukraine

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