News@E40September 21, 2023
In the face of multiple global crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, to the devastating climate emergency, heads of state descended on New York this week to negotiate solutions and responses. One non-government organization, Global Nation, released its inaugural, data-driven “Global Solidarity Report” at a pop-up Goals House in Central Park’s Tavern on the Green. Evan Lieberman and CIS were among the contributors and partners of this report.
Analysis + OpinionSeptember 15, 2023M Taylor FravelForeign Affairs
If China’s economic woes get worse, its leaders will probably become more sensitive to perceived external challenges, especially on issues such as Taiwan. Increased pressure on China could easily backfire and motivate Beijing to become more aggressive in order to demonstrate its resolve to other states despite its internal difficulties, writes Taylor Fravel in Foreign Affairs.
In the NewsSeptember 15, 2023
In a segment during WBUR's Here & Now, Jim Walsh, senior research associate in the Security Studies Program, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un signals trouble for Russia's offensive efforts in the Ukraine War. Putin is seeking military cooperation with North Korea as a result.
News ReleaseSeptember 14, 2023
The newly launched Global MIT At-Risk Fellows (GMAF) program is designed to provide sanctuary to scholars around the globe whose lives and academic freedom are under threat. The GMAF pilot program will focus on Ukrainian researchers and faculty with current or recent affiliations at Ukrainian universities or the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
Analysis + OpinionSeptember 14, 2023Malick W GhachemForeign Policy
Haitians are not alone in their financial predicament. But Haiti has been the canary in the coal mine of the international financial order. The dismal state of its currency and economy prefigured the fate of so many post-colonial nations, from Venezuela to Tunisia. Malick Ghachem, professor of history and a CIS research affiliate, explains.
News@E40September 13, 2023
CIS director Evan Lieberman contributed to the upcoming Global Solidarity Report, an initiative of Global Nation. His report focused on the importance of global solidarity in addressing climate change. Among the partners of the report, which will be launched at the UN General Assembly, is the Center for International Studies.
In the NewsSeptember 13, 2023Gabriel DominguezThe Japan Times
Quoted: “The most advanced technologies will likely be found in the drones’ software, communication systems and shielding from electromagnetic effects.” SSP principal research scientist Eric Heginbotham says that cheap smart drones acquired by the US military would have the same operational capability as high end drones as it seeks to neutralize China's military advantages.
In the NewsSeptember 12, 2023Center for International Studies
The Global Seed Fund program call for proposals launched on September 12. “We are looking forward to another robust application cycle,” says Justin Leahey, assistant director of GSF. The 2023-24 call will include new funds in additional countries, including but not limited to Armenia, Brazil, India, and Norway.
News ReleaseSeptember 11, 2023
The collaboration is a continuation of MIT's commitment to leveraging international partnerships for the advancement of knowledge and research.
In the NewsSeptember 7, 2023
Carol Saivetz, senior advisor in the Security Studies Program, joined GBH News to give her assessment on the Ukraine counteroffensive launched against Russia.