- Hear This Idea: Schar School Associate Professor Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley Discusses Underappreciated Difficulties of Creating Biological WeaponsJanuary 24, 2024
In this podcast, Schar School associate professor Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley discusses why policy makers and security experts tend to underestimate just how hard it is for rogue governments and nonstate actors to acquire biological weapons.
- Marketplace: Schar School Associate Professor Jennifer N. Victor discusses the costs of barely averted government shutdowns.January 23, 2024
Schar School associate professor Jennifer N. Victor highlights the costs, in terms of lost employee time and an erosion of trust, that the government incurs when Congress comes close to not meeting deadlines for funding the government.
- New York Times: Schar School Professor Jack A. Goldstone highlights threats to American democracy and prosperity in 2024 election.January 12, 2024
In a discussion among leading public intellectuals about existential threats to American identity and governance, Goldstone attributes political fractures to economic causes, particularly the failure of wages to keep pace with national output.
- Schar School faculty member and former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe cohosts podcast on DOJ Investigation of TrumpJanuary 5, 2024
Schar School Professor and former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe cohosts a podcast, with 57 episodes through the end of 2023, on the investigation of President Donald Trump by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Atlantic Council Podcast: Schar School Professor Mark Katz depicts the transactional nature of Russia’s engagement with China in the Middle East.January 4, 2024
Schar School Professor Mark Katz argues that the nations in the Middle East want more Russian and Chinese engagement in the region, in large part to enable them to play the great powers off one another.
- The Business Standard. Schar School Professor Jack A. Goldstone Envisions the Impacts of Global Demographic Change.December 11, 2023
In a wide-ranging interview, Schar School Professor Jack Goldstone imagines some of the transformative changes that could result from current demographic shifts. He imagines how, in several decades, Africa could be the “new China,” leading the world in productivity growth, serving as the focal point of youth culture and consumption, and offering medical care and retirement communities to the ageing populations of Europe and North America.
- Washington Post: Schar School Associate Professor Greg Koblenz Describes both the Symbolic and Tangible Aspects of Two Recent International Efforts to Hold the Syrian Government Accountable for Its Repeated Use of Chemical WeaponsDecember 11, 2023
Schar School associate professor Gregory Koblenz depicts as both symbolic but also impactful two recent efforts by both government and human rights organizations to hold the Syrian government accountable for its use of chemical weapons. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons passed a proposal to prevent Syria from acquiring the materials used to make chemical weapons. The proposal also calls for providing technical and legal support to efforts to prosecute the use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world. On the same day, 16 human rights and survivor organizations unveiled a separate proposal to create an international tribunal in which to prosecute parties accused of using chemical weapons.
- Washington Post: Schar School Professor Terry Clower Argues that Maryland Lacks a Significant Strategic Advantage in Efforts to Retain the Washington CommandersDecember 11, 2023
Schar School professor Terry Clower suggests that Maryland has only a marginal initial advantage in efforts to retain the Washington Commanders, who have announced their intention to find a new stadium. Although Maryland already has designated land and an apparatus to provide public funding, the selection of a site for a new stadium will largely come down to the availability of public funding in the DMV region. Clower posits that the final decision will have more of a reputational impact than a financial one.
- PBS News Hour. Schar School Visiting Professor Bill Bolling offers insight into Vice President Kamala Harris’s 32nd tiebreaker vote in the SenateDecember 11, 2023
Schar School Visiting Professor Bill Bolling, who cast a record-setting number of tiebreaking votes while serving as Virginia’s lieutenant governor, offers insight into the unique role during a moment of divided government provided to U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, who just cast her 32nd tiebreaker in the U.S. Senate. With this vote, Harris, in only two-plus years, surpassed the mark set by John C. Calhoun.
- November 29, 2023
Pearlstein blames Congressional gridlock on “political fantasies.”