Professor Charles King considered the contemporary significance of the Russian Revolution, which began 100 years ago this month, and overviewed related literature in an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Postdoctoral Fellow Rachel Salzman discusses changes to the Russia-India-China strategic triangle, as India moves away from Russia and toward the U.S. in the face of friendlier Russian-Chinese relations.
Professor Daniel Byman discusses the London terror attack on NPR, explaining that recent attacks on the west are more important to ISIS as the terror group loses ground in Iraq and Syria.
Professor Jacques Berlinerblau was interviewed for an article in the Religious News Service regarding the recent bomb threats against Jewish institutions, in which he related his reaction to a fictional example.
The Security Studies Program sponsors a class called “Hacking4Defense” that adopts Silicon Valley startup strategies and applies them to the design and implementation of military and intelligence technology. The class was featured in Forbes.
Professor Michael Green explains that despite raising some eyebrows, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hit the right tone on his recent visit to Asia.
In an op-ed in Foreign Affairs, Professor Victor Cha writes that while China imposing a ban on coal imports from North Korea following the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of Kim Jong Un, was a good step forward, the country must do more.
Dr. Susan Douglass, Education Outreach Coordinator of Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), recently helped run workshops on teaching students about world religions through scriptural, literary, and artistic sources. These workshops were organized by CCAS and the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries.
Professor Abraham Newman co-authored a piece for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog analyzing the new ban issued by the Trump administration on laptops and other large communication devices in the cabins of airplanes from eight Muslim-majority countries. Though framed as a security measure, the ban might actually be a economic move, the article explains.
Chance Hill (SSP’10) was featured in The Colorado Statesmen as a candidate for a Congressional district-based representative position on the Colorado University Board of Regents.
Professor Charles Kupchan noted the civil quality of meetings between Angela Merkel and Donald Trump in VOA News.
Professor Daniel Nexon assessed Deputy Advisor on National Security Affairs Sebastian Gorka’s academic credentials and prior experience in an op-ed for Foreign Policy
Professor Jeffrey Anderson commented on the contradictions and complications of the relatively straightforward meetings between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel in Washington for DW.
Professor Charles Kupchan discussed key areas of disagreement between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel on the podcast To the Point.
Professor Victor Cha commented on the repetitive wording of English language North Korean news agency releases in an interview with Newsweek.
Professor Colin Kahl went on Foreign Policy’s The E.R. podcast to discuss U.S. trade and economic policy, exploring China’s relationship with the U.S. in the age of Trump and implications for the broader geopolitical landscape.
Chance Hill (SSP’10) and his career in the Navy, intelligence and law were featured in the Colorado Springs Business Journal.
Professor Marc Busch was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for an article discussing why President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau do not see eye-to-eye about NAFTA. Busch stresses the importance of making trade deals pertinent to the interconnected world of the 21st century.
President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Robert Daigle (SSP’06) to serve as Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), Department of Defense; David Norquist (SSP’95) to serve as Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller; and David Joel Trachtenberg (MSFS’80) to serve as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Policy.
Professor Irfan Nooruddin commented on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mohdi’s electoral prospects, including the possibility of him leading a coalition government.
Professor Daniel Byman considered reasons why the Trump administration may loosen Obama administration drone strike regulations in an interview with the Christian Science Monitor.
Professor Colin Kahl overviewed the future of U.S. involvement in Syria in Foreign Policy’s “The E.R.” podcast.
Professor Dennis Wilder overviewed the evolving dynamics of the U.S.-South Korean relationship as South Korea undergoes a presidential transition.
Professors Jeffrey Anderson and Charles Kupchan commented on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Washington in a Marketplace podcast.
Professor Charles Kupchan writes in Foreign Policy about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. “Trump and Merkel are oil and water; they are unlikely to forge a friendship or enduring bond. But for the sake of both countries and the future of the West, they must seize the opportunity to compromise their way to a working relationship.”
Professor Dennis Wilder commented on Chinese concerns over defensive missile systems in South Korea and potential openings in the U.S.-Chinese economic relationship in VOA.
Professor Michael Green outlined the conflicting dynamics defining China’s relations with North Korea, along with related effects on relations with South Korea and the United States, in an op-ed for Korea JoongAng Daily.
Professor Victor Cha overviewed central issues to be addressed as South Korea moves towards a new President, including the THAAD system and regional relations, for the Yonhap News Agency.
Marsha Chien, an SFS alum whose career in law includes experience with human rights issues and a role in fighting President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration in U.S. courts, was profiled in Northwest Asian Weekly.
Professor Victor Cha spoke on NPR about North Korea’s newest nuclear missile testing and what to expect going forward.