Stent describes the many roles of “Putin’s chef”

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 Gallucci discusses North Korea situation

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.

Marc Busch

Professor Marc Busch discusses AI, robotics, and trade

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.

Victor Cha Discusses North Korean Missile Capabilities

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.”

Kroenig Highlights Strategic Benefits of INF Withdrawal

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.

Millward Talks Chinese Repression of Uighurs

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.”

Ciddi previews lecture series on radio show

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.