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Murrett Discusses Ukraine’s Use of Naval Drones in the Black Sea with Fox News, USA Today

"They [Ukraine] have used naval drones in ways that have been exceptional and not been seen in naval warfare," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

February 28, 2024

Taylor Speaks With Fox, Newsweek, WWL Radio About the Ongoing War in Ukraine

"I thought the Russian invasion two years ago would have been more successful. I thought Russia would have managed to seize and hold more territory than they did. ...That’s because Russia fought worse than I thought they would and Ukraine has fought much better," says Brian Taylor, director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

February 27, 2024

McFate Weighs In on Russia’s Nuclear Ambitions in Space in Daily Express, The Hill Articles

“Having a nuclear weapon in space like that permanently would be a clear violation of international norms,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “That can create a nuclear space race. I think that’s the bigger threat.” 

February 22, 2024

Taylor Speaks With Forbes and WABC About the Death of Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny

"We don’t know every detail about the circumstances of his death today, but it is 100 percent fair to say that Alexei Navalny was killed by Vladimir Putin and the Russian state," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

February 21, 2024

Murrett Quoted in Daily Express, The Hill and Newsweek Articles on the War in Ukraine

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says the war has entered a new phase and predicts an “operational tactical reset” but no major battlefield movements. “I don’t expect to see any dramatic shifts in the activity by the Ukrainian army,” he says, “but the leadership remains strong. I think we’ll see evidence of that very clearly in the months ahead.” 

February 16, 2024

Hranchak Talks to Newsweek and Daily Express About Tucker Carlson’s Interview with Putin

"He emphasizes, 'This is not your war. It is so far from you. You have other matters besides Ukraine,'" says Tetiana Hranchak, visiting assistant teaching professor. "Putin really wants to persuade the West to end the war sooner, which may indirectly indicate that his resources are running out."

February 12, 2024

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

New Carnegie-Maxwell Policy Planning Lab Launches Foreign Affairs Training Program

International relations professionals may apply for the first-of-its-kind program supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

February 1, 2024

Taylor Comments on Declining Human Rights in Russia in Forbes Article

“Russia doesn't have real elections most of all because it's basically illegal to be an opposition politician or activist or independent journalist anymore, not just because of manipulating rules at election time,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science.

January 30, 2024

Banks Piece on Drones Making Wars Deadlier Published in The Globe and Mail

"Drones have been a feature of war for several decades, but today’s conflicts such as the Israel-Hamas war and the Ukraine war show how the technology is changing modern combat. Ever more powerful drones have become cheaper and easier to fabricate and deploy," writes William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

December 29, 2023

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