In the NewsAugust 25, 2023
Carol Saivetz, senior advisor in the Security Studies Program, discusses the aftermath of the Wagner Group plane crash in Russia with political commentator Sue O’Connell.
In the NewsAugust 23, 2023Dan ReaWBZ News Radio1030
Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet History Elizabeth Wood joins Dan Rea's podcast to explain Russia's Wagner Group plane crash and the history of the mercenary group's leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
In the NewsAugust 23, 2023Rommel C BanlaoiEurasia Review
Quoted: SSP director M Taylor Fravel's study on China found evidence of the country settling territorial disputes through peaceful resolutions and demonstrated patience. As argued in this op-ed by Rommel C Banlaoi, the same can happen with China's territorial disputes with the Philippines.
In the NewsAugust 22, 2023Leda ZimmermanMIT Political Science
Apekshya Prasai, a PhD candidate in MIT’s Department of Political Science, studies how rebel groups subvert entrenched patriarchal structures, ideas and norms and the role women play in this process.
In the NewsAugust 18, 2023Emma AshfordForeign Policy
Quoted: “Military history suggests the challenges here are also more daunting than have been commonly understood—at least among the public in the West.” Ford International Professor of Political Science Barry Posen suggests that the difficulty of Ukraine’s fight to take back territory is not fully understood by the West in his article in Foreign Policy on Ukraine’s “breakthrough problem.”
In the NewsAugust 18, 2023
Former CIS director Richard J Samuels was interviewed in a recent Korean documentary on the author Min Jin Lee.
News@E40August 15, 2023MIT Political ScienceMIT News
Four current undergraduates from US universities and two current master’s students at African universities mixed research assistant work and their own independent research projects, professionalizing their presentation of research and exchanging information with each other and Department of Political Science faculty.
In the NewsAugust 9, 2023Yuchen Li in TaipeiDeutsche Welle
Quoted: Director of the Security Studies Program M Taylor Fravel told Germany broadcaster Deutsche Welle that China’s recent military leadership replacements show that "leadership positions in the party remain precarious, even after more than 10 years of Xi [Jinping's] rule and consolidation of power."
In the NewsAugust 7, 2023Peter DizikesMIT News
Director of the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and CIS affiliate Fotini Christia successfully led an experiment that shows effective ways to spread resources for women facing domestic violence in Egypt.
Analysis + OpinionAugust 3, 2023Barry R PosenForeign Policy
Military history suggests Ukraine’s current campaign is far more daunting than the public understands.