In this op-ed published on the Globe Post, Kelly McFarland, Director of Programs and Research at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, weighs in on the U.S. “reimposing oil and banking sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.” McFarland asserts that “these sanctions have no tactical or strategic value, and will only serve to isolate the United States, weaken our national security, and embolden America’s adversaries, including Iran.”
The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency has rocked U.S.-China relations. President Trump has imposed unilateral tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports; and become more vocal on rising to confrontations between the United States and China, including in newer realms of competition such as international espionage. SFS faculty experts weighed in on the subject in the media.
Siona Sharma (SFS ‘20) enjoys the process of problem solving. Her first major experience with the process came in high school while building Starts with Soap (SWS)—an education nonprofit that seeks to “provide basic necessities to schools that lack adequate funding” and, in the process, “work towards equitable education nationwide.” Now a junior in the SFS, she has continued to explore this process through coursework in STIA and various extracurricular activities.