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Burning forest in Brazil

In the News

January 19, 2023

Q&A: Gabriela Sá Pessoa talks hope and crisis in Lula’s Brazil

Covering Climate NowColumbia Journalism Review

Covering Climate Now talked with Gabriela Sá Pessoa about ongoing, alarming deforestation in the Amazon rain forest, journalistic accountability during the recently concluded administration of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, and stories to follow now that former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has taken power. 

Analysis + Opinion

January 13, 2023

Biden is about to have his hands full in the Middle East

Aaron David Miller and Steven SimonForeign Policy

Iran and Israel may set Washington’s agenda for the next two years.

NATO warships

In the News

January 10, 2023

The NATO-EU joint declaration is a defeat for Americans

Justin LoganCato Institute

Quoted: "And it is a pretty big transfer payment: a very conservative estimate from MIT’s Barry Posen put the figure on the order of $70–80 billion per year, even retaining the U.S. nuclear umbrella and intelligence assistance."

In the News

January 9, 2023

Turns out ‘rethink’ was a threat not a promise in US-Saudi spat

Daniel LarisonResponsible Statecraft

Quoted: As [Barry] Posen explained it in his book, Restraint, “Secure in the knowledge that the United States will serve as the military lender of last resort, they invest in policies that redound to the political disadvantage if the United States, which can ultimately precipitate real military costs.”

In the News

January 5, 2023

New MIT internships expand research opportunities in Africa

Kristen WilcoxMIT News

Quoted: “These internships are an opportunity to better merge the research ecosystem of MIT with academia-based research systems in Africa,” says Evan Lieberman, the Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa and faculty director for MISTI.

Analysis + Opinion

January 4, 2023

Russia's rebound

Barry R PosenForeign Affairs

How Moscow has partially recovered from its military setbacks. 


Analysis + Opinion

December 24, 2022

Sanctions won't end Russia's war in Ukraine

Mariya GrinbergThe National Interest

Although Western sanctions against Russia have imposed high costs on all parties, economic warfare alone won’t end the war in Ukraine.

In the News

December 24, 2022

Defense firms accelerate anti-UAV tech as cheap but effective combat drones wreak havoc in Ukraine

Prakash NandaThe Eurasian Times

Quoted: "As Prof. Erik Lin-Greenberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology points out, it is virtually a sellers’ market for drones today. So much so that Iran has established drone production lines in Tajikistan and Venezuela, and Turkey plans to build a TB2 factory in Ukraine."

A drone in Iran

Analysis + Opinion

December 20, 2022

The dawn of drone diplomacy

Erik Lin-GreenbergForeign Affairs

Unmanned vehicles are upending the arms trade - and the balance of power. 

Chinese flag

In the News

December 14, 2022

Beyond China’s COVID unrest, 3 important economic takeaways

Betsy VereckeyMIT Sloan

China’s strict “zero-COVID” strategy has complicated the country’s economic recovery. A panel of experts explores three social and economic costs of President Xi’s policies.