Category: Washington Times

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 […]

Isolated from Washington establishment, Trump struggles for presidential victories

Washington Times quoting Michael Corgan, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “President Trump won the White House by running against the establishment and now suffers the consequences of having virtually no support in Washington, abandoned by his party leaders on Capitol Hill and drowning in a torrent of leaks from inside the […]

U.S., NATO allies plan to give corruption-plagued Afghanistan $15B without reform benchmarks

Washington Times Neta Crawford, College of Arts & Sciences Afghanistan is primed to receive roughly $15 billion from the U.S. and its NATO allies through 2020 despite an extensive track record of fraud, waste and abuse… Expert quote: “We don’t have the money for this.” View full article

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power grab backfires in Turkey as crackdowns on PKK, media prove unpopular

Washington Times Jenny White, College of Arts & Sciences For the second time this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s quest to consolidate power might be backfiring… Expert quote: “Justice and Development wants those votes back, even if it means overturning a peace deal with the PKK that was on the cusp of implementation and […]

Star guests at State of the Union let politicians put faces on policy goals

Washington Times Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Cheryl Strayed, whose book about a life-defining trek along the rugged Pacific Crest Trail became a best-seller, asked Congress on Tuesday to protect those natural resources so future generations can find themselves in nature also… Expert quote: “The State of the Union has basically evolved into these big commercials. […]

Boko Haram kidnapped Nigeria schoolgirls likely facing forced labor, sexual assault

Washington Times Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center The capture of nearly 300 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by terrorist group Boko Haram energized the international community this year, spawning an international awareness campaign that generated about 4 million tweets, including one from first lady Michelle Obama… Expert quote: “Frankly, there is […]

Senate-wary Democrats stoke skepticism of polls as campaign strategy

Washington Times Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication Democrats worried about the state of the Senate come November have reverted to what seems a last-hour strategy to rally their base to the polls, by telling their voters to close their ears and eyes to polling that paints the Republicans on a sure-fire path of a takeover… Expert quote: “Polling […]

Federal judge backs Obamacare subsidies in win for administration

Washington Times Abigail Moncrieff, School of Law A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the administration can pay subsidies to all deserving Obamacare enrollees, no matter who runs the exchanges they enrolled in — delivering a significant win to President Obama and preventing opponents from poking a major hole in his signature law… Expert quote: “This […]

U.S. B-52 bombers buzz China’s expanded airspace as dispute with Japan escalates

Washington Times Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences In an escalating standoff reminiscent of the Cold War, China on Tuesday denounced a flight by two U.S. B-52 bombers over a contested chain of islands in the East China Sea without first alerting Beijing — just days after China unilaterally announced an expanded air-defense zone around the […]