Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service, appeared on WBUR On Point to talk about U.S.-Russia relations and her assessment of Putin’s political aims. Stent says there’s a fundamental incompatibility between what Russia seeks and what the U.S. is willing to offer. “We’ve made mistakes, but we’ve also been faced with a Russia that really hasn’t been willing to accept what we believed was the post-Cold War international order, and now Russia wants to change it.”
Professor Angela Stent recently spoke to NPR about Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s chef.” He runs a number of high-end restaurants in Russia, but that’s not all—he also ran the Internet Research Agency and runs Wagner, one of the largest mercenary private military groups in Russia.
Ambassador Robert Gallucci, SFS professor and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, was featured on the KBS World Radio 2019 New Year Special Roundtable to provide insight into the current situation with North Korea.
Professor Marc Busch breaks down and analyzes the effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its relationship to robotics as a “merger of two technologies.” However, Busch points out that both technologies provide a challenge to trade. AI forces us to rethink our idea of a “natural” person regarding jurisdiction(s), while robots come across as “goods,” which would push us to create a separate category for them. An important question about if a robot malfunctions or breaks, and it is fixed or updated, Busch looks at the importance of where this fixing takes place.
In this episode of Phillips Andover Academy’s Every Quarter Podcast, Navy Pilot Jake Bean (SFS ’12) discusses his decision to attend Georgetown over the Naval Academy, noting that the strength of the SFS’s economics and international relations departments was the deciding factor.
Professor Victor Cha joined NPR’s All Things Considered Podcast to discuss the report he recently co-authored that found “North Korea is still developing its ballistic missile capabilities at several test sites.”
In a radio interview on KQED’s show Forum, Professor Kroenig expresses his support for Trump’s decision to withdraw from the INF nuclear arms control treaty that limits intermediate-range warheads. He asserts that it makes no sense for the U.S. to constrain itself while Russia and China build up their capabilities.
SFS alum Lori Trahan (SFS’95) is running to represent Massachusetts’ 3rd district in Congress. She recently sat down with WBUR Radio Boston to discusses her qualifications and motivations for running.
Professor James Millward joins NPR’s Global Journalist podcast to discuss the recent Chinese practice of forcing Uighurs into “re-education” centers where “they’re forced to learn Mandarin Chinese, sing songs praising the Communist Party and encouraged to turn away from their religion.”
On KBS World Radio’s Korea24, Professor Robert Gallucci discussed the possibility of North Korea’s denuclearization and how Seoul and Washington should coordinate their efforts to accelerate the process.
In the third installment of the Global Podcast, the Global Communications Group explores the relationship between the arts and international relations through the work of The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab).
Professor Marc Busch weighs in on U.S.-China Trade Tensions for Northern Public Radio, discussing in particular Chinese investments in its high-tech sector.