Gallagher Comments on World Bank Candidate
Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center), commented on the new candidate for the World Bank, Ajay Banga, and the implications of the United States nominating him in the Global Insider Newsletter from Politico. This portion of the newsletter,…
Storella Joins Panel on U.S. Foreign Policy and War in Ukraine
In discussing how to explain U.S. support for Ukraine, Ambassador Storella urged that we explain that support for Ukraine is “forward defense,” supporting the country’s ability “to fight there so we will never have to fight here.”
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.
Mako Speaks at Symposium Exploring Legacies of the Iraq War
Professor Mako broke down the changes in Iraq 20 years since the country’s regime change, as well as the pre-war legacies of post-invasion governance outcomes.
Miller Argues for Streamlining U.S. Immigration Process for Indian Citizens
“Addressing the issues in immigration policy that are affecting the United States’ ability to attract and retain skilled Indian immigrants and maintain a competitive edge over China should be a no-brainer.”
Lukes Comments on U.S. Aid to Ukraine Amid Ongoing War
Professor Lukes discusses the importance of ongoing U.S. aid to Ukraine, the debate around it in the U.S., as well as the implications of further Russian encroachment.
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.
Heine Breaks Down Emergence of Second Cold War
“There’s a growing consensus that we’re facing a Second Cold War…It’s a notion that I’ve held since at least 2020. At the time, [this position] was criticized by several colleagues, who saw it as premature, considering that there was only a commercial-technological conflict, but without ideological-military overtones. It’s now becoming increasingly apparent that the conflict does have the latter elements.”
Heine Offers Insight on Active Non-Alignment in Latin America
Ambassador Heine discusses his latest book, the resurgence of active non-alignment worldwide, and a new emerging Cold War between the United States and China.
Georgia Nichols (MAIA ‘ 23) Recounts Her Field Research Experience in Vanuatu
Vanuatu is the world’s most at-risk nation for natural disasters, and its vulnerability continues to grow under the current climate crisis. Georgia Nichols (MAIA ‘ 23) recently traveled there with the support of the Pardee School’s Gilman Travel Grant in order to interview climate policy leaders whose knowledge and expertise she will incorporate into her final MA paper. This is the story of her experience.
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 Comments on Legacy of Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
“The military in Pakistan has gone through a major change in the past two decades…It has gone from being an institution that most people respected, or kept quiet about, to one that is now very publicly under attack — and that shift started with Pervez Musharraf.”
Pardee School Faculty Explore Trends in Global Democracy and Democratic Decline
In recent years, global patterns have emerged that threaten to undermine democracy – election denialism, the emergence of nationalist regimes, and the removal of democratically elected governments to name a few. A panel of Pardee School professors commented on these trends in their regions of study as well as the implications for global democracy.
Heine Comments on State of Latin American Economy and Regional Challenges
As Latin America struggles to recover from its worst economic crisis in 120 years, Ambassador Heine predicts that the region will continue to deepen its relationship with China.
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.
Weinstein Delivers Lecture on Nuclear Deterrence and Global Security
Lt. Gen Weinstein (Ret) discussed the nuclear capabilities of Russia, China, and North Korea; the need to modernize the United State’s nuclear forces; the nuclear component of the war in Ukraine, and more.
Miller Publishes Op-Ed of State of U.S.-India Relations
Professor Miller outlines some of the pressing matters shaping U.S. and India’s strategic calculations, including the war in Ukraine, India-Russian relations, China, trade and technology relationship, as well as the state of Indian democracy.
Heine Argues for Latin American Adoption of Active Non-Alignment
“Taking a page from the traditions of the Non-Aligned Movement but adapting it to the realities of the new century, Active Non-Alignment provides a guide to action for Latin America, and the Global South at large, in a world in turmoil.”
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.
Miller Coauthors Column on U.S.-India Trade Relationship
“A frangible bilateral partnership is neither an effective deterrent to revisionist countries nor conducive to shoring up the rules-based order — facts which both countries would do well to remember.”