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."
Senior Fellow Deborah Gordon in The National Interest, "More than fifty years later, the field of climate engineering remains largely unknown, especially to policymakers and the public. There are real risks to opting into—or out of—climate engineering."
Political economist Mark Blyth in an interview with Liberal Culture, "Poland will be fine. It’s not like the investments are going to stop going into countries outside the eurozone. You just have to convert it from one currency to another."
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.
The Watson Institute recently published a paper that found military related spending generated fewer direct positions and supply-chain jobs per $1 million in government money than clean energy, health care, education or infrastructure.