Abraham Newman

Abraham Newman on the State of Brexit

In this interview aired on Al Jazeera, Professor Abraham gives a rundown on the latest news surrounding Brexit. Specifically, Newman noted that many EU leaders are simply looking to close a deal with the UK, but have been met with uncertainty and indecision around what exactly the UK is looking to get out of that deal. Newman noted that the British Parliament’s “overwhelming rejection” of Prime Minister Theresa May’s most recent proposed Brexit deal is evidence of that uncertainty among the UK officials.

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Evan Medeiros discusses US-China trade relations on Bloomberg

SFS Professor Evan Medeiros believes that the US and China are reaching a new type of relationship in trade: “The US-China relationship is rapidly entering a new normal of persistent and consistent tensions that is going to be defined by competition on economic security, ideology, and technology questions.”


Green Moderates a Panel on U.S-Japan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

Michael Green, Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, moderated two panels for The Center for Strategic and International Studies and The Japan Institute of International Affairs. Panelists included Senator Corey Gardner (R-CO) and Yoshimasa Hayashi, member of Japan’s upper legislative house, as well as academics and experts on the region and foreign policy.

Victor Cha Analyzes Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s Speech

SFS Professor Victor Cha appeared on the PBS Newshour to discuss North Korean leader Kim Jung-un’s New Year’s address and the prospects for progress on North Korean denuclearization in 2019. Cha commented on the possibility of a second summit meeting between President Trump and Kim Jung-un cautioning, “If these diplomacy efforts fail, we could end up back where we were last year — we were clearly on a path towards war.”