Wendy Schiller in The Dallas Morning News, "Equally likely, the founders would fear Trump or Sanders securing their party’s nomination because neither of them has demonstrated the willingness to restrain the dangerous parts of their rhetoric in favor of more balanced explanations of their policies."
Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe, "Trump steadfastly refuses to accept the world affairs catechism that President Obama recently called “the Washington playbook.” This has spread panic through the inbred American foreign policy establishment."
On the opening day of the Brains in Crisis conference, Brown University undergraduate Tala Doumani projected photographs of several young refugee children from her trip to Jordan that exemplified the 'human dimension' of the crisis.
Watson Director Edward Steinfeld accompanied President Christina Paxson to China to meet with alums, students, and parents at Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. The trip was also to build upon existing collaborative academic relationships.
At a two-day conference starting Friday, Brown University professors and experts overseas will convene to discuss the effects of the Syrian crises on children's brain development and what could be done to help Syrian children cope with the traumas they experienced.
Nick Miller, and Gene Gerzhoy of the American Political Science Association in The Washington Post, "Trump says he would scale back or entirely end U.S. alliance commitments unless our allies made major financial concessions."
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Nick Miller in The International Security Studies Forum, "In addition to the theoretical contribution, Gerzhoy’s article makes a significant empirical contribution as well, providing intriguing evidence on a historically pivotal but understudied case of (non)proliferation."
Jeff Colgan in International Studies Quarterly, " I view my work as more of a “proof of concept” than the last word on what we can learn from syllabi. As Tierney and Paulson-Smith point out, one way to improve the product would be to increase the number of syllabi in the dataset."
Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "Honduras was in bad shape before the coup, but it has become far worse. It is corruptly governed, plagued by violence, and servile to rapacious foreign corporations."
Watson Institute Director Edward Steinfeld joined Brown University President Christina H. Paxson on a trip to China to explore potential collaboration opportunities and create awareness of Brown's commitment to addressing world challenges.
Jeff Colgan in Political Violence at a Glance, "In the 1990s, Venezuela was an established democracy with entrenched civil rights and a well-functioning rule of law. For decades, its government had a president, a bicameral Congress, and a Supreme Court."
Senior Fellow Timothy Edgar on Lawfare, "Who might serve on such a European counterterrorism commission? Members should have the stature to demand answers from European security agencies and command the respect of the public."
Sarah Besky in Cultural Anthropology, "Small tea growers are now able to supply tea at cheaper prices than plantations. Unlike plantation companies, small growers are not legally obligated to provide workers with medical facilities, food rations, firewood, and housing."
Mark Blyth, professor of political science, commented on an article about the corruption scandals threatening to end the political careers of Brazil and South Africa's leaders, Dilma Rousseff and Jacob Zuma.
Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "Only Sanders is truly skeptical of what American intervention can accomplish. He has shown himself to be just as far outside the Washington consensus on foreign policy as he is on domestic policy."
Watson Postdoctoral Fellow Deepak Lamba-Nieves moderated a panel hosted by the Center for the New Economy (CNE) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on how fiscal responsibility laws could present an option to effectively solve Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis.