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.

Stent discusses Helsinki Summit, next steps

Professor Angela Stent appeared on NPR to explore the Helsinki summit and the next steps in the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling. According to Stent, there is not much information available on what occurred in Helsinki, and what information has been released is from Russia.

McEldowney unpacks Trump-Putin Summit

Ambassador Nancy McEldowney appeared on NPR to discuss the Trump administration’s meetings with Russia in Helsinki. She discussed President Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in particular, arguing that a meeting without official note-takers leaves its contents open to manipulation by Russia.