In a wide ranging conversation hosted by Brown University's Watson Institute, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo spoke on several topics ranging from the 2016 election to the possibility of passing legislation on recreational marijuana use.
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Al Monitor, "If it becomes indefinite — which could very much be the case given the absence of diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States — Travel Ban 3.0 will have severe consequences for the Iranian American community."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "Using the CIA to run wars is wrong. The larger mistake is believing that any amount of American firepower, directed by anyone, can stabilize the Muslim world or make the United States safer."
In "India's Democracy at 70: Growth, Inequality, and nationalism," Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, deconstructs the benefits and disadvantages of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The emergence of a military junta — the three generals Trump said he would defer to for foreign policy choices — should be a cause for concern because they may not be best equipped to make decisions on America's long term interests, according to Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer.
Sociology professor Michael Kennedy in RIOT Material, "We need recognize the times in which we live and articulate a vision that moves us beyond not just this present, but also that past which got us here."