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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. 

Murrett weighs in on the size of China's naval fleet in Military Times

April 13, 2021
When it comes to fleet size, Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says that China’s fleet largely remains in its backyard, while a good number of the U.S. force is underway around the world, making a number-to-number assessment incomplete.

Williams discusses the US approach to warfare on History Hit podcast

March 24, 2021
Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on History Hit's Warfare podcast for the episode titled "Liberalism and the American Way of War." 

Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel’s Peacemaking

December 31, 2014

Using the contested theory of "democratic peace" as a foundational framework, the contributors explore the effects of a variety of internal influences on Israeli government practices related to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking: electoral systems; political parties; identity; leadership; and social movements.

Spoilers of Peace and the Dilemmas of Conflict Resolution

November 1, 2012
This publication sheds light on the phenomenon of spoilers as an inseparable part of the peacemaking process.

The Old Rules No Longer Apply

June 20, 2007
How SU’s Institute for Security and Counterterrorism is partnering with one of the world’s most prestigious counterterrorism institutes to help understand and combat unprecedented threats.

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