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Murrett Speaks With EWTN, NPR About Getting Humanitarian Aid Into Gaza

“I think this is actually a significant—you know, it moves the needle. I think it sends an important signal to the civilian population in Gaza that we are concerned about them,” Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says of the U.S. military's use of a floating pier to get food and other supplies to the people in Gaza.

May 24, 2024

Hranchak Speaks With The National About the Delay in US Military Aid for Ukraine

“Taking advantage of the delay in aid and the fact that the Ukrainians could not respond adequately, the Russians intensified their shelling of our power plants, and today Ukraine is forced to resort to blackouts to preserve electricity,” says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

May 20, 2024

Khalil Talks to the NY Times, WABC-TV About the Crisis in the Middle East

“There are 1.4 million Palestinians now who have been displaced for the second or third time in seven months. ...They're living in camps, disease is rampant, we have famine spreading throughout Gaza, and the reality is unless the international community, led by the United States, steps in and brings a halt to this, we could be looking at a major disaster,” says Osamah Khalil, professor of history.

May 16, 2024

Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90

Denisa Jashari

“Carrying the Cross: Popular Christian Communities and Religious Protest during Pinochet's Dictatorship, 1973–90,” authored by Assistant Professor of History Denisa Jashari, was published in the Journal of Latin American Studies.

May 3, 2024

Reeher Discusses US Aid for Ukraine With Fox News, Newsweek, The Hill

“There’s a space to be persuaded that it’s in our best interest to do this,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells The Hill. “I don’t see us abandoning Ukraine and just walking away.” 
April 27, 2024

Khalil Weighs In on Biden’s Actions Towards Israel in Newsweek, Washington Examiner Articles

"The public hand-wringing versus the actual demonstrative support for Netanyahu's government, politically, diplomatically, militarily is going to be difficult for Biden," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. "It would be very difficult for him to explain that to the base and energize the base to come out in November," he says.

April 23, 2024

Hranchak Quoted in Newsweek Article on House Speaker Mike Johnson’s US aid Package for Ukraine

"I hope that the change in the rhetoric of Speaker Mike Johnson will become the first step in a rethinking of the Russian threat by American politicians," says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

April 22, 2024

Taylor Discusses ‘Trump 2.0’ With the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says a key feature of Trump 2.0 would likely be that the president would not have as many Russia-sceptics in his sphere. "If Trump is elected in 2024, he will surround himself with people who adhere to his worldview and are therefore less hostile to Russia and more sympathetic to Putin."

April 22, 2024

Women’s Role in Violence and UN Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

Çağlayan Başer

“Women’s Role in Violence and UN Women, Peace, and Security Agenda,” authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Çağlayan Başer, was published in Alternatif Politika.

April 19, 2024

Murrett Speaks With Newsweek and VOA News About the War in Ukraine

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says current constraints on Ukraine's military forces come ahead of the spring fighting season and the prospect of a further push by Russia to capitalize on its momentum on the battlefield. 

April 16, 2024

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