Professor Christine Fair appeared in the National Interest to discuss India’s recent test of a ballistic missile interceptor and its effects on the India-Pakistan stalemate. According to Fair, the two countries are already in the midst of an arms race.
In the Media
Professor Michael Green spoke with Time Magazine on the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. He discussed the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance and its roots.
Professor Michael Green discussed the current state of relations on the Korean Peninsula within the scope of President Trump’s recent summit in Singapore. Green argues that South Korea must be prepared to “bring sticks to the table” if diplomacy does not lead to North Korean denuclearization.
Advait Arun (SFS ’22) impressed local school board officials at a recent meeting. Arun spoke to the panel on issues such as equity, campus climate around harassment, and graduation requirements.
Alison Pfotzer (SFS ’18) and her fiancé recently traveled to Cote d’Ivoire to study french and begin international development work. Pfotzer is taking a full courseload of French language classes and is planning to stay on the African continent for “at least a few more years.”
Professor Kenneth Opalo spoke with Quartz Africa to discuss the large numbers of declared presidential candidates in African elections. According to Opalo, “with strong presidencies, dysfunctional and weak parties, and a political culture steeped in clientelism, this gives individuals an incentive to run on their own.”
Michael Sheehan (MSFS ’88) passed away after a fight with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer. Sheehan, a former top counterterrorism official across federal, state, and local authorities, was one of the first experts to warn of Osama bin Laden’s threats.
Professor Sinan Ciddi appeared on a South Dakota radio show to preview his upcoming lecture series, “Democracies in Decline.” The lecture series will focus on the downfall of liberal democracies in the 21st century.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Professors Vanessa Lide and Kelly McFarland explored the intersection between growing temperatures in Antarctica and potential effects on global diplomacy and security. According to Lide and McFarland, the emergence of new waterways and commercial routes will also bring new global challenges.