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Bologna Institute for Policy Research at SAIS Europe | News and Views

Why it may be better for government to pay firms to retain their staff


May 31, 2020

Filippo Taddei, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Economics
Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research
Academic Director, Master of Arts in Global Risk


The Times of India examines the pros and cons of the various approaches state leaders have taken to protect workers during the global pandemic. On unemployment, Professor Taddei says that it doesn't just impact incomes, but also on "workers' skills and education, even on their health--people who are unemployed become sicker."



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What is Multilateralism in European Terms?


May 31, 2020

Hanns Maull, Adjunct Professor of International Relations

Modern Diplomacy reviews Professor Maull's essay "Multilateralism: Variants, Potential, Constraints and Conditions for Success", parsing the different understanding of the term "multilateralism", why a multilateral foreign policy is necessary, how to achieve effective multilateralism, and more.



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Interview with CNBC on EU Recovery Fund


May 28, 2020

Filippo Taddei, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Economics
Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research
Academic Director, Master of Arts in Global Risk


In light of the European Commission's latest COVID-19 recovery fund plan, how will Italy be using the funds to help with the current crisis? Professor Taddei comments on two discussed possibilities--using the funds to reduce taxes for Italians or towards necessary structural reforms. Taddei argues that wielding temporary funds to reduce taxes would be a short-term, ineffective plan.



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Fuel shipments to Venezuela hailed in Iran as 'humiliation for America'


May 28, 2020

Sanam Vakil, James Anderson Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies


Earlier this week, Venezuela received Iranian fuel shipments, with more to arrive in coming days. In Tehran and Caracas, these shipments are being celebrated as a blow to the U.S., which has imposed heavy sanctions on both countries. Professor Vakil tells "American Military News" that despite the U.S. "maximum pressure" campaign, Iran will "not only continue to help its allies but it also has the ability to do so...brazenly sailing into waters so close to the U.S. is intentionally provocative."



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Iran unlocks, longer lockdown not an option for many Iranians (in Dutch)


May 27, 2020

Sanam Vakil, James Anderson Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies


As Iran, one of the most hard-hit countries in the region, carries on with phased reopening of businesses and mosques, some Iranians fear that the lockdown has ended too early. Professor Vakil tells Dutch outlet NOS News that we should question the government's infection and death counts, and that "Iran is prioritizing the economic crisis over the health crisis. At the moment, the government has no choice. And yes, that could backfire."



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Our Outlook on Tomorrow (in Italian)


May 21, 2020

Raffaella A. Del Sarto, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Italy's "100 esperte" reached out to members of their "experts in international politics" community to share their thoughts on the effects of COVID-19 on the global future. Professor Del Sarto comments on how the pandemic has highlighted the state of welfare and inequality around the world, and the necessity to reevaluate the relationship between people and profits to find a political strategy that prioritizes the interests of the people, not the markets.



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King of selfies Matteo Salvini finds himself sidelined by Italy's coronavirus crisis


May 18, 2020

Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Professor Erik Jones examines how the coronavirus crisis in Italy is challenging Salvini's influence, from his loss of traction on social media to how his once-distinctive anti-Europe slogan is "no longer a distinguishing characteristic."



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Aspenia Ideas – Economic tensions in Europe


May 15, 2020

Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

In a special video segment for Aspenia Online, Professor Erik Jones addresses how the global pandemic has impacted European unity, national fiscal responses, and the role of the European Central Bank at this time.



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Democracy in the times of COVID-19 with Vera Jourová


May 14, 2020

Michael Leigh, Academic Director, Master of Arts in European Public Policy
Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies


In a conversation with FT journalist Michael Peel, Professor Leigh and Vera Jourová, the European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency address key questions about how Europe can uphold its democratic values during its fight against COVID-19.



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#StayIn #ThinkOut: International Security in Times of COVID-19 #4


May 11, 2020

Nina Hall, Assistant Professor of International Relations

On Thursday, May 14, the Hertie Centre for International Security will be hosting its fourth edition of the virtual discussion series #StayIn #ThinkOut, this time focusing on COVID-19 and the Asia Pacific. Professor Nina Hall will be presenting on New Zealand's response to COVID-19 and the positive global feedback Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received for her effective strategies tackling the pandemic.



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