Category: Pardee School of Global Studies

Downfall of Chinese Rising Star Points to Xi Power Play

Bloomberg quoting Joseph Fewsmith, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The fall from grace of a rising star in China’s Communist Party sheds light on how a reshuffle of the country’s top officials may play out under the leadership of President Xi Jinping later this year…” Expert quote: […]

Presidents Trump and Macron exchange warmth in Paris

CGTN America quoting William Keylor, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “France celebrated Bastille Day with an honorary guest from America…” Expert reference: “William Keylor, Professor of International Relations at Boston University, breaks down the high and low points of President Trump’s Paris visit.” View full article.   

Why North Korea Is An Untapped Goldmine For Tech Companies, And For China

Forbes quoting Julie Michelle Klinger, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “It was revealed recently that North Korea is sitting on approximately $6 trillion worth of natural resources, which the country lacks the technology or expertise to extract…” Expert quote: “The magnetic and conductive properties of these elements […]

Eritrea’s picturesque capital is now a World Heritage site and could help bring it in from the cold

Quartz quoting Dan Connell, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “In 1996 a German architecture firm proposed razing historic buildingsin the centre of Asmara, one of Africa’s most beautiful cities, to make way for glass high-rises…” Expert quote: “For some time the government has been seeking international recognition in whatever […]

Current Time broadcasts into Russia, Eastern Europe

Washington Times quoting Igor Lukes, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “In a throwback to the Cold War, the U.S. government-run news channel Current Time recently began broadcasting into Russia and Eastern European counties to counteract the Kremlin’s unofficial propaganda arms RT and Sputnik…” Expert quote: “It’s high […]

Is Indonesia’s ‘pious democracy’ safe from Islamic extremism?

The Conversation by Jeremy Menchik, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison…” View full article.   

CPEC and the environment: good, bad or ugly?

Express Tribune quoting Adil Najam, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Mohammad Saleem and Badar Din have never heard of CPEC but they see plenty of Chinese people around…” Expert quote: “If we do that, I think the overall impact can be economically and environmentally beneficial.” View full […]

As Beijing Joins Climate Fight, Chinese Companies Build Coal Plants

New York Times quoting Kevin Gallagher, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “When China halted plans for more than 100 new coal-fired power plants this year, even as President Trump vowed to “bring back coal” in America, the contrast seemed to confirm Beijing’s new role as a leader in the […]

Planned coup in Montenegro shows Russian efforts to hinder elections, Senate panel hears

McClatchy DC quoting Vesko Garcevic, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “By the time Montenegro’s police got wind of the plans, the 2016 election-day coup plot was about to launch…” Expert quote: “…brought Moscow to conclusion that only a change of the current government in Montenegro may enable […]

Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling

ABC News referencing Vesko Garcevic, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn’t pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, international elections experts warned on Wednesday…” Expert reference: “All […]