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

Innovation and adaptation in advocacy organizations throughout the digital eras


January 23, 2020

Nina Hall, Assistant Professor of International Relations

In a special issue of the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Professor Nina Hall introduces how digitally-native advocacy organizations evolve and whether or not they influence the organizational norms of other NGOs and advocacy groups.



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Protectionist policies from the Trump administration place the EU under attack


January 21, 2020

Marcus Walsh-Führing , Associate Fellow

In his latest for Encompass, Marcus Walsh-Führing addresses the state of the EU-U.S. relationship and what the EU can learn from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).



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Backed into a corner, Iran doubles down on anti-US defiance: 'Trump's a clown'


January 18, 2020

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


In a signal for increased repression at home and resistance against the U.S., Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei described President Trump's administration as “clowns” seeking to harm the country, and expressed willingness to negotiate with any country except the U.S. “Clearly he's quite worried about the forthcoming elections and perceptions of legitimacy," Professor Vakil tells the Independent.



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Italian politics: Matteo Salvini's comeback bid


January 18, 2020

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

With regional elections for the legislative assembly scheduled to take place in January, Professor Jones addresses Italy's fragile coalition government and why it won't be difficult for the people of Emilia-Romagna to vote for the right despite their left roots.



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Let's Add Salvini's Return to the Growing List of Europe's Problems


January 17, 2020

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

With the former Communist Emilia-Romagna now trusting far-right Salvini to protect their future, the national coalition is at serious risk, and "the only thing gluing it together is their fear of Salvini,” says Professor Jones.



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The resignations of several Iranian state journalists deal blow to Tehran's ability to control narrative


January 14, 2020

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


Several journalists working for the Iranian state media quit after falsely reporting the causes of the passenger jet crash. While the resignations highlight “deep-seated popular anger and frustration,” they are also likely to “resonate among the political establishment” of Iran, Professor Vakil tells the Washington Post, and the government's state media strategy may have reached its limits.



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European Countries Trigger Diplomatic Provision Of Iran Nuclear Deal


January 14, 2020

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


In an interview with NPR's "All Things Considered," Professor Vakil discusses European countries' actions around the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.



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Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?


January 14, 2020

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


Professor Vakil compares Iran's response to the downing of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 to the way authorities handled the Chernobyl accident, and why we need to keep an eye on how the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei will react to this event as well as protests going forward.



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Iran Cracks Down as Protests Over Downing of Airliner Grow


January 12, 2020

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


Anti-government protests that had subsided after General Suleimani's death rekindled across Iran after the country admitted its role in the downing of a jetliner. In a comment to the New York Times, Professor Vakil says that if Washington sees the protests as a result of their "maximum pressure campaign", this would actually strengthen hard-liners who favor confrontation, rather than help the Iranians who favor compromise with the U.S.



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Im Iran gibt es eine große Faszination für Amerika (in German)


January 10, 2020

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


In an extended interview with Germany's Die Welt titled "There is a great fascination for America in Iran", Professor Vakil shares her thoughts on the supposed anti-American sentiment in Iran, the death of Soleimani and its implications for the upcoming Iranian elections, the current state of the JCPOA framework, and more.



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