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In the News: September 3, 2021

‘In the News’ is a roundup of recent media coverage featuring the Johns Hopkins SAIS community and is produced and distributed by the Office of Marketing and Communications. 

September 3, 2021

The Afghanistan War wasn’t a cynical misadventure. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 08/31

Consolidating Kosovo's sovereignty: Why it matters, and what must be done. Daniel Hamilton wrote for Wilson Center, 08/30

Progressive mayors in Central Eastern Europe challenge the status quo. Veronica Anghel wrote for European Consortium for Political Research’s The Loop blog, 08/29

Road to Libya’s elections is fraught with peril. Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 08/28

Why we need a sane Republican Party. Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 08/28

All in or all out? Joe Biden saw no middle ground in Afghanistan. Vali Nasr quoted in New York Times, 08/28 

Singapore and the U.S. – China rivalry. Interim Dean Kent E. Calder interviewed on Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Relations, 08/27

Afghan media pioneer reflects on the future and the "disgraceful" U.S. withdrawal. Afshin Molavi conducted interview in Emerging World, 08/27

Biden can leave Afghanistan but not the Middle East. Hal Brands wrote in Bloomberg Opinion, 08/26

What might Turkey’s enhanced engagement in Afghanistan mean for Ankara, NATO, and for the future of Afghanistan? Lisel Hintz quoted for Centre for Applied Turkey Studies Network, 08/26

Fall of Kabul: like Trump, Biden has an 'America First' streak. It led to the disaster in Afghanistan. Afshin Molavi wrote for Times Now News, 08/26

Strategic authoritarianism: The political cycles and selectivity of China’s tax-break policy. Ling Chen wrote in American Journal of Political Science, 08/25

Will the China-Russia relationship hold? Understanding contradictions and convergence. Sergey Radchenko participated in The Democracy Forum webinar, 08/25

U.S. exit from Afghanistan 'opens door to Iranian influence'. Sanam Vakil quoted in The National, 08/25

First U.S. vioe president visit to Vietnam raises high expectations. James Borton quoted in VnExpress, 08/24

Global political cities: Actors and arenas of influence in international affairs. Interim Dean Kent E. Calder’s book reviewed in Foreign Affairs, 08/24

Can Taliban turn from insurgency to governing? Vali Nasr quoted on Voice of America, 08/24

Driving a wedge between China and Russia won’t work. Sergey Radchenko wrote in War on the Rocks, 08/24

Oh cannabis! Christopher Sands hosted The Canusa Street podcast, 08/24

Could cyberwar make the world safer? Nora Bensahel quoted in New York Times, 8/23

The future of food. (Fast forward to 3:10 mark) Jessica Fanzo interviewed on CGTN TV, 08/23

Biden's Middle East policy challenges. Michael Mandelbaum participated in Middle East Forum webinar, 08/23

President Biden takes some heat from allies over Afghanistan withdrawal. Anne Applebaum interviewed on MSNBC, 08/22

America looks more like Europe all the time. Josef Joffe wrote in The Wall Street Journal, 08/22

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. John McLaughlin interviewed on C-SPAN, 08/22

U.S. credibility with military allies at risk over Afghanistan pullout. James Person quoted in The Hill, 08/22

Why this is not the death knell for U.S. leadership. Hafed Al-Ghwell wrote in Arab News, 08/22

After the chaos in Kabul, is the American century over? Josef Joffee quoted in The Guardian, 08/21

How (not) to think about race. Yascha Mounk hosted The Good Fight podcast, 08/21

Liberal democracy is worth a fight. Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 08/20

Former Bush administration official: Jihadi movements have won. Eliot A. Cohen interviewed on CNN, 08/19

Afghanistan: The end of America’s forever war and the return of the Taliban. Vali Nasr participated in Asia Society webinar, 08/19

Iran under Raisi. Sanam Vakil interviewed on Financial Times’ The Rachman Review podcast, 08/19

Pentagon defends against accusations it wasn’t ready for Kabul’s fall, won’t commit to evacuating all Afghan allies. David Barno quoted in Washington Post, 08/18 

No decent interval. Francis Fukuyama wrote in American Purpose, 08/16

UNCLOS remains the gold standard in maritime security cooperation. James Borton wrote in Geopolitical Monitor, 08/13

A history of things that didn’t happen. Francis J. Gavin interviewed on War on the Rocks’ Horns of a Dilemma podcast, 08/13

The catastrophic exit from Afghanistan. Eric Edelman wrote for Bulwark, 08/04