How the Winners of the Coronavirus Crisis Could Start a New World Order - Middlebury Institute Professor Avner Cohen and alumnus Mikael Kelly MANPTS ‘20 co-wrote an in-depth exploration of a changing world order published today in Haaretz. This piece was born out of a “fantastic” final paper Kelly wrote for one of his classes says Cohen, who also wants to celebrate Kelly’s achievement as a Presidential Management Fellow who will be starting his new position at the CDC on Monday!
“Ocean climate action such as this is critically overdue,” Middlebury Institute Professor Jason Scorse, director of the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier’s David Helvarg make the case for their new ambitious Ocean Climate Action Plan in an op-ed in The Hill today.
MIIS Professor and CTEC Director Jason Blazakis co-wrote an article for Slate Magazine with Carnegie Mellon University Professor Colin Clarke regarding the issue of Trump’s possible designation of ANTIFA as a terrorist group. The bottom line - President Trump doesn’t have the legal tools to sanction the ANTIFA movement as a terrorist entity. Second, ANTIFA isn’t a group - it is a loose collection of individuals that form a movement. More at: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/antifa-terrorist-organization-designation-trump.html
Professor Jeffrey Lewis shares his thoughts with NPR on historical parellels to the current tensions between U.S. intelligence community and the administration on theories about the origins of COVID-19.
NPR consulted expert analysis from Senior Research Associate David Schmerler regarding the Iran missile attack at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation (CNS). After reviewing the footage, Schmerler remarked that “some of the locations struck look like the missiles hit dead center.”
The Center for Terrorism, Extremism, and Counter-terrorism (CTEC) Director Jason Blazakis discussed the use of social media by President Trump and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif with the Washington Post, and its result of de-escalating overt military action last week, after the Iranian ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. and Coalition forces.