In the News | 2023

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. 

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.