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Category: New York Times

Xi Jinping Assuming New Status as China’s ‘Core’ Leader

New York Times (subscription required) Joseph Fewsmith, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies China’s president, Xi Jinping, has already grasped more power more quickly than his two recent predecessors, and he has shown a taste for audacious decisions and a loathing for dissent… View full article quoting expert Joseph Fewsmith

Comforts of a Hotel That’s Close to Home in Dangerous Weather

New York Times (subscription required) Michael Oshins, School of Hospitality Administration When Robert Kruszka of Virginia saw last weekend’s storm heading for the Washington area, he did not hesitate to find a place where he and his family could stay warm and comfortable — the nearby Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center… View full article quoting expert […]

Massachusetts Chief’s Tack in Drug War: Steer Addicts to Rehab, Not Jail

New York Times (subscription required) David Rosenbloom, School of Public Health Leonard Campanello, the police chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts, took the microphone here in mid-December and opened with his usual warm-up line: I’m from Gloucester, he said in his heavy Boston accent. “That’s spelled ‘G-l-o-s-t-a-h.’”… Expert quote: “This has the potential to be a disruptive […]

LETTERS: Is a Single-Payer Health Insurance Program Feasible?

New York Times (subscription required) By Alan Meyers, School of Medicine I’m glad to see that Paul Krugman acknowledges that “if we could start from scratch, many, perhaps most, health economists would recommend single-payer, a Medicare-type program covering everyone.” His argument that we should not work for it now is unconvincing… View full article by […]

The Shah of Iran, the Islamic Revolution and the Mystery of the Missing Imam

New York Times (subscription required) Augustus Richard Norton, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Even by today’s standards, the Middle East in the 1970s was chaotic… Expert quote: “I’ve also heard that there was an Iranian role in Sadr’s disappearance.” View full article

Narendra Modi of India Meets Pakistani Premier in Surprise Visit

New York Times (subscription required) Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies It started with a private phone call by India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan to wish him a happy birthday… Expert quote: “I think it’s actually a good step. But that is […]

Transgender Muslims Find a Home for Prayer in Indonesia

New York Times (subscription required) Jeremy Menchik, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies As the call to prayer boomed over this midsize university town on a recent Sunday evening, rows of conservatively dressed Muslim women laid out their prayer mats, bowed toward Mecca and murmured prayers in Arabic… Expert quote: “The […]