Research by the Costs of War Project are cited in an op-ed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mike Lee (R-UT). "It is time for Congress to ask whether, nearly 18 years after 9/11, we really want to continue to be involved in these wars for another 18 or more. According to a recent study by the Costs of War Project at Brown University, the War on Terror will have cost American taxpayers almost $5 trillion through Fiscal Year 2019."
Wendy Schiller, Chair of the political science department, comments on recent damaging news reports about former Vice President Joe Biden. "It’s a generational obstacle for Biden because the good stuff he’s done is unknown and the bad stuff he’s done is on video."
Professor Eric Patashnik's article on Obamacare is featured in this article on Republicans' new fight over the Affordable Care Act. "Well, political scientists have some interesting thoughts about the reasons the G.O.P. won’t just throw in the towel on the A.C.A."
Professor Peter Andreas comments on the United States' history of intellectual piracy, saying "Only after becoming the leading industrial power did it become a champion of intellectual-property protections."
Senior Fellow Deborah Gordon comments on efforts to curb methane emissions from major oil and gas companies. "It is a really important problem, and we're just starting to get a handle on what it is and how to fix it."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "American sanctions are intended to send a clear message. We are telling Venezuelans that they will live in ever-intensifying pain until they somehow rid themselves and us of President Nicolas Maduro."
Wendy Schiller, Chair of the Political Science department, comments on Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's visit to the White House, saying "Trump promised economic and military alliances and he treated Bolsonaro like a true equal leader in the public eye."
Yesterday's event"In Conversation with Tom Perez '83 and Michael Steele," co-sponsored by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy is featured. "I reject the premise we can’t have healthcare for all...The rest of the world has figured this one out and we’re the only industrialized nation on the planet that hasn’t," said Perez.
In his 2014 book,The Pope & Mussolini, Faculty Fellow David Kertzer said that Pope was planning to release a second anti-fascist encyclical but died on February 10, 1939, before the draft was finalized.
Research by the Costs of War Project is cited in an opinion article. "High costs in war and war-related spending pose a national security concern because they are unsustainable. The public would be better served by increased transparency and by the development of a comprehensive strategy to end the wars."
Political scientist Wendy Schiller comments on Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's planned visit with President Donald Trump this week, stating "the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and Bolton 'far outweigh any influence Bannon may try to wield.'"
Political economist Mark Blyth comments on the British Parliament's votes toward Brexit, saying "It’s an example of what happens when democracies delegate responsibility for making serious decisions to the public and then they have to live with the consequences without ever thinking through what they’re doing."