Shireen Hunter’s op-ed argues that throughout the years, “Iran’s punishment has far exceeded its crime.” A U.S. sponsored conference in Warsaw just finished, but “the real objective of the conference was to garner international support for even more pressure on Tehran.” Hunter provided a number of examples in which Iran was consistently punished, through war and economic sanctions.
In an Op-ed, in Fortune, Mario Daniels, visiting DAAD professor in the BMW Center for German and European Studies and an expert in the history of technology, notes the similarities between U.S. actions against Chinese tech companies, notably the indictment of Huawei, and the dynamic between the U.S. and Japan in the 1980s. In both cases, fears over a loss of tech supremacy dominated discussion. However, he notes that the tech economy is more interdependent than 30 years ago.
In this article published on The Daily Sabah, Farid Hafez, a Senior Researcher with Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative, discusses structural racism and the challenge of Muslim identity in party politics. Hafez discusses a number of incidents where politicians have “deploy[ed] Islamophobic conspiracy theories against members of their opposing political party,” adding that “if we want Western societies to stand for human dignity, equality and freedom of religion, then these tendencies have to be fought.”
In this article published on The National Interest, SFS freshman Chas Goldman discusses the potential “advantages that Russia could reap from the political and economic instability caused by climate change and a global refugee crisis.” Goldman touches on a number of different benefits Russia can look forward to in response to rising temperatures and the thawing of the Arctic Ocean, from the opening up of lucrative trade routes to newfound access to expansive oil reserves.
Congressman Mike Gallagher (SSP’12) was published in the National Review, arguing in defense of NATO. NATO in terms of U.S. alliances really started with President Eisenhower; his commitment “became a baseline for successful Republican foreign-policy presidencies after his, including Ronald Reagan’s.” Today, there are more debates for and against NATO; however, Congressman Gallagher claims that the conservative case for NATO is that it “bolsters American National Interests.”
In this op-ed published on Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Olivia Enos (MASIA’17) discusses why businesses should care about the use of forced labor in Xinjiang. Specifically, Enos notes that importing goods from Xinjiang “not only poses reputational risks but may have tangible, legal consequences.” Further, “the events transpiring in Xinjiang add additional weight to China’s designation in the TIP report and up the ante for businesses with suppliers in China to more closely monitor their supply chain for forced labor.”