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Taylor Weighs in on Mysterious Deaths of Russian Businessmen in Vox Article

October 21, 2022

At least 15 Russian businessmen and executives have died in apparent accidents or by suicide in the last eight months, including a number of Putin allies. Brian Taylor, professor of political science, sees “more than just randomness” in the deaths.

See related: Politics, Russia

Reeher Speaks with City & State, Military Times About Veterans, Midterm Elections

October 20, 2022

Both parties have prized veterans as candidates over the years because of the public’s trust in the military and their perceived expertise on foreign policy and government operations, Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells Military Times.

Gadarian Featured in Newsweek Article on Voters, Media Coverage of Major Issues

October 19, 2022

Polls often reflect an issue people glean as important if it receives mass media coverage, Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Newsweek.

See related: Politics, U.S. Elections

Taylor’s “Code of Putinism” Makes Forbes List of Books to Read About Russia and Ukraine

October 13, 2022

"An excellent place to learn more about the Russian leader [Vladimir Putin] is Syracuse University Professor [political science] Brian D. Taylor’s 'The Code of Putinism'," writes Stuart Anderson, author of the Forbes article.

See related: Politics, Russia

Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on Migrant Busing Crisis in Newsweek Article

October 11, 2022

"Stunts like busing and chartering flights to remove immigrants from states like Florida and Texas are not planned...for the purpose of relocating immigrants in places where they can get their bearings and begin their new lives. The purpose is to generate dehumanizing headlines and discussions," says Cohen, professor of political science.

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Monnat Research on Mortality Trends Featured in New York Times Article

October 6, 2022

Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was also interviewed for the story, "‘There Are Two Americas Now: One With a B.A. and One Without’." 

Campbell Piece on Historical Legacy of European Colonialism Published on CounterPunch

September 28, 2022

"Queen Elizabeth II and the Weight of History," written by Professor of Political Science Horace Campbell, was published on CounterPunch.org. 

See related: Politics, Racial Inequality

Reeher Interviewed for CNBC Piece on Why More Americans Are Buying AR-15 Guns

September 1, 2022

Professor Grant Reeher appeared on the CNBC segment "Why even more Americans are arming up with AR-15 guns."

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Taylor Talks to CBS News About Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev

August 31, 2022

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died at the age of 91. Brian Taylor, professor of political science, spoke with CBS News about Gorbachev's legacy.

Taylor Talks to The World About Ukraine’s HIMARS weapons

August 26, 2022

Professor Brian Taylor was interviewed for The World segment, "Ukrainian HIMARS weapons could be game-changer."

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