Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Munich Conference May Echo Russia’s 2007 Dissatisfaction With World Order

Sputnik International Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies This year’s Munich Security Conference could mirror the Russian dissatisfaction with the state of the world order, which President Putin expressed back in 2007 in his famous speech, experts told Sputnik… Expert quote: “The balance of terror between the great powers remains in place, […]

Christian conservatives, and Southern politics, fear they’re under siege

McClatchy Newspapers Stephen Prothero, College of Arts & Sciences Inside the Sunshine Coin Laundry near the Piggly Wiggly supermarket, Lagretta Ellington removed her family’s clothes from one of the large dryers and began to neatly fold them on a nearby table… Expert quote: “You don’t have to be a cynic to see ways in which […]

China doubles bets on ailing Latin American economies

Financial Times (subscription required) By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies As Western-backed development banks and the private sector are on the retreat from Latin America, China’s development banks are coming to the rescue, at least for now… View full article by expert Kevin Gallagher

Latin America: China’s power play right under the U.S. Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies China is making its biggest bet ever on Latin America, just as the United States is turning its back… Expert quote: “China underestimated challenges that it would face in the region. But while the rest of the investment community has turned sour […]

Senate panel approves three bills to fight ISIS online recruitment

The Hill Jessica Stern, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies A Senate committee on Wednesday approved three bills intended to help combat the massive online propaganda wing of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)… Expert quote: “One of the major gaps in our response to ISIS is the lack […]

Next Landsat spacecraft would launch two years sooner under White House plan

SpaceNews Curtis Woodcock, College of Arts & Sciences The Obama administration is proposing to accelerate efforts to build the Landsat 9 satellite and launch it in 2021 instead of 2023 as currently planned… Expert quote: “Continuity of observations has always been a top priority for the Landsat Program. The irregular timing of past launches has […]

Professor Voices — N.H. primary results show big win for political “outsiders”

Today, New Hampshire voters cast ballots all over the Granite State in the first primary of the 2016 presidential election. Republicans chose Donald Trump, and Democrats chose Bernie Sanders, following pollsters’ predictions. Virginia Sapiro is a Boston University professor of political science and an expert on public opinion, political behavior and electoral politics. She is also […]

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