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.
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.
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.
Professor Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, comments on KUNC about the relationship between Clinton and Yeslin, Reagan and Gorbachev, ahead of Trump-Putin summit.
Professor Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, was featured on ABC Radio talking about the summit taking place between Trump and Putin. She argues that the goal for Trump should be to normalize relations between the United States and Russia.
On Radio Canada International, Professor Marc Busch, professor of International Business Diplomacy, assures Canadians that the US tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum are just as unpopular in the United States as they are in Canada and not reflective of the general sentiment of the domestic constituency.
Professor Christine Fair, Associate Professor of Security Studies, speaks on NPR’s 1A about how civility is a word that is used by the GOP to shield itself from criticism of its policies.
Victor Cha spoke with CSIS about the upcoming summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The podcast explores concessions already made by Trump and the strange nature of the summit.
Professors Victor Cha and Robert Gallucci weighed in on the ongoing North Korea denuclearization news for NPR. According to Gallucci, the Trump administration’s call for “irreversible” denuclearization may be setting a lofty goal that is physically implausible to achieve.
Robert Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, went on NPR to discuss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s meeting with North Korean officials. “It would be fairly bizarre to have these two gentlemen meet in New York and have what’s going on in both Singapore and at Panmunjom all happening at the same time without a pretty clear commitment to go ahead with the [summit],” explained Gallucci.
“This would take months if not years of negotiations to be confident for the president to walk into a meeting and say yeah, the North Koreans are going to do what we want them to do,” said Victor Cha, D.S. Song-KF Professorship in Government and International Affairs. Cha mentioned that the postponement of the North Korea nuclear summit gives the U.S. more time to prepare.
SFS Professor Angela Stent argues that the U.S. can expect a tit-for-tat from Moscow in response to Washington’s expulsion of Russian diplomats. Dr. Stent adds that the West has sent a strong message of solidarity through the expulsions, but she does not expect them to have a long-lasting impact on relations with Russia.