Garčević Interviewed on Developments in Russia-Ukraine War
Ambassador Garčević discusses Germany and the United States’ transfer of military equipment to Ukraine, the military significance of the battle for Bakhmut on the Eastern Ukrainian front, as well as what to expect of the war in the Spring.
Gallagher Comments on Negative Impact of IMF Bailout Delays
Professor Gallagher discusses the negative impact of IMF delays, how it can impact their ability to secure additional funding sources, as well as the emergence of China as an emerging market lender
Lukes & Schilde Interviewed on the Future of Russia & Ukraine After a Year of War
If peace talks between Russia and Ukraine are not being considered, how long can this fighting go on, realistically? And what will the world look like when it’s over? Professors Lukes and Schilde offer their insights.
Schmidt Interviewed on Proposed French Pension Reform
Professor Schmidt reflects on the social sentiment that has sparked France’s pension reform protests, addresses the issues of wealth gaps and inequality, and describes the political implications of approval or rejection of the proposal for the Macron government.
Hefner Attends International Conference on Islamic Law and Inclusive Citizenship
Professor Hefner argued that Indonesia, and NU specifically, has the potential to make enormous contributions to the global community; “it’s time for NU to rise to the international stage, speak out, and make such a positive contribution to solving political problems as well as intellectual and moral challenges faced by all humanity.”
Heine Discusses Impacts of Spy Balloon Incident on U.S.-China Relations
Ambassador Heine analyzed the context of the incident, its possible origins, and how it should serve as a warning for the future management of U.S.-China relations.
Najam Interviewed on IMF Inefficiencies
Professor Najam suggests that given the IMF’s central mission of maintaining and enhancing global monetary and financial stability, the fact that between 20 to 30 countries are on the verge of sovereign default today is an indictment of the IMF’s own competence, even if the primary fault lies with the countries themselves.
Najam Featured in “Context” Report on Climate Loss and Damage
“By raising money from bad actions so that we raise the cost of doing bad things, we [can] use that money to be able to do good things for those who are being treated unfairly by climate change.”
Heine Offers Perspective on China in the World
Ambassador Heine was asked about his latest book as well as the state of Sino-Latin American relations, trends in Chinese foreign direct investment worldwide, and the United States-China trade war.
Garčević Interviewed on Institutional Crisis in Montenegro
Ambassador Garčević argues that the current political crisis in Montenegro cannot be resolved without more robust EU involvement; however, there does not appear to be an appetite for such intervention on Brussels or Washington’s side.
Storella Discusses Death of Ukraine’s Interior Minister and Ongoing War with Russia
“I do not think that Putin and the people around Putin…are going to back off until they realize that this catastrophic choice that Vladimir Putin made is only leading to disaster for Russia and the Russian people.”
Eckstein Interviewed on Findings of and Contention Surrounding “Cuban Privilege“
Professor Eckstein outlines the findings of her book, what motivated her to pursue this line of research, why United States immigration policy gives a special exception to Cuban immigrants and the impact of these policies, as well as the controversy surrounding her latest book.
Najam Comments on President Biden and Classified Documents
Professor Najam points out that the implication of this is more political than legal, especially since a similar find had earlier happened with former President Donald Trump and now both parties have something to beat the other with on lack of care in handling classified material by leaders at the very top of the power structure.
Garčević Breaks Down Implications of U.S. House Speaker Election
The struggle to elect a Speaker of the House illuminates the strength far-right Republicans and Trump allies may have in the future, which Ambassador Garčević argues could make it difficult for mainline Republicans to govern the House over the next two years.
Najam Interviewed on Impacts of Climate Change & Need for Adaptation
“The golden rule is don’t mess with nature. The hubris with which we have not only ignored, but laughed at nature over the last 30 years, is what is having an impact now.”
Storella Interviewed Ahead of Zelenskyy’s Address to U.S. Congress
President Zelensky will have a delicate task appealing across the aisle for ongoing military aid to Ukraine. To do so, Ambassador Storella predicts Zelensky will likely deliver his appeal in terms of enduring American and western values, making clear that Ukraine’s struggle is not just for the people of Ukraine but for the values the American people hold dear, as well.
Grimes Comments on U.S. Interest Rate Hikes & Global Exchange Rates
While the Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates again, Professor Grimes argues that the cycle of monetary tightening is coming to an end. However, the Bank of Japan is not in a position to tighten its monetary policy. As a result, Grimes does not envision the dollar/yen exchange rate moving as much as people expect.
Menchik Breaks Down Indonesia’s New Criminal Code
Professor Menchik argues that the passage of the new criminal code marks a bad moment for Indonesian democracy; however, these kinds of moments have played out in the past, and in those instances, civil society and human rights organizations mobilize and the moderates tend to win in the end.
Selin Comments on Issues Surrounding World Cup
Professor Selin comments on the importance of the World Cup being hosted in the Middle East for the first time, whether this global event is being dragged into ideological and political battles, and more.
Heine Interviewed on “Xi-Na in the Century of the Dragon”
Ambassador Heine elaborates on the reasons for the so-called Chinese miracle, as well as the question “What does China want,” which has been described as the main question of the 21st century.