By Mary Hopkins As the situation on the ground in Ukraine changes from day to day, so too must the U.S. response. In the absence of direct military engagement – which the U.S. is keen to avoid – the Biden administration has worked with the EU, the U.K., Canada, and Australia to create the largest... Continue Reading →
By Beata Desselle 戴蓓雅 NANJING, CHINA — Peng Shuai was not the first Chinese celebrity to suddenly disappear and likely won’t be the last. 中国，南京 —— 彭帅不是第一个一夜之间就消失的中国名人，也不会是最后一个。 On November 2, 2021, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who is widely regarded as one of the best doubles players of all time, wrote an emotional post on... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ_QT1ixbyQ In this week's interview, SAIS Bologna student Tyler Parmelee discusses his recent article on medical supply chains, why they matter, and how we can prepare for an uncertain future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb4z78azLYU In this video, Staff Writer Jacob Levitan discusses his recent article about the lead-up to the Ukraine crisis and war.
By Tyler Parmelee The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on several vulnerabilities throughout American society, from dismantled state unemployment systems and chronically underfunded school districts to fragile service sector employment and a lackluster social safety net. One particular vulnerability could have uniquely devastating consequences during future crises if left unaddressed: the U.S. health care... Continue Reading →
By Max Hahn 韩慕才 NANJING, CHINA — People around the world have been shocked and appalled to learn that Asian-Americans have been targeted in racially-motivated attacks over the attribution of COVID-19 to China. According to FBI statistics, these hate crimes increased 73% in 2020 - 279 in 2020, up from 161 in 2019. This increase... Continue Reading →
Photo Credit: South China Morning Post Since May 2020, China has recorded only four deaths from COVID-19, around 24,000 cases, and a death rate below 0.0004%. The Chinese government is bragging about the success of its Zero-Covid Policy in fighting against the pandemic. However, these statistics do not tell the full story. Aside from doubts... Continue Reading →
In this video, staff writer Mary Hopkins discusses her recent article and interview with Dr. Victoria Alsina, Minister of Foreign Action and Open Government in Catalonia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5heTmL7SaU
By Hongyu Wang 王宏宇 NANJING, CHINA — One of the hottest topics flooding Chinese social media since 2020 is involution (neijuan). Mentioned by millions of Chinese folks every day, this buzzword is so popular that Qin Gang, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, included it on a list of ten popular Chinese words during... Continue Reading →
Presented by SAIS MENA and SAIS GSCM Clubs An Event Synopsis for the SAIS Observer 5 November 2021 On March 15, 2011, news outlets reported the first signs of widespread unrest in the Syrian Arab Republic. What started as simply another corner of the regional upheaval characteristic of the Arab Spring, however, quickly escalated into... Continue Reading →