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U.S. Involvement in Libya Military Action Not Constitutional

Michael Dorf, constitutional law expert and professor of Law at Cornell University, comments about the constitutionality of President Obama’s decision to commit U.S. military forces to enforce no-fly zone in Libya.

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Rushing Decision for Military Intervention in Libya Would be a Mistake

Sarah Kreps, an international relations expert and assistant professor of government at Cornell University, comments about the wisdom of U.S. military intervention in Libya. NOTE: Kreps is author of “Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War” (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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Don’t Expect Revolution in Cuba

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Cuban dissidents and Cuban-American leaders have started to ask why Cubans haven’t followed the lead of oppressed populations in Egypt and Tunisia in overthrowing long-entrenched regimes. Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Political Science Peter Siavelis said he doesn’t expect to see demonstrations for democracy in the streets of Havana anytime soon.

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International Sanctions Against Libya Clearly Legal: Cornell Experts

Three Cornell University Law School faculty members with an expertise in international law comment on the legality and potential effectiveness of international sanctions against the regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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Professor Quandt Available to Discuss Turmoil in Egypt

In light of current events in Egypt, the University of Virginia offers the following expert for comment: William Quandt, Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, College of Arts & Sciences.

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To Negotiate or to Retaliate – Conflict Resolution in Russia

Observers of the recent suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport were surprised that despite the carnage, the airport remained open for business. While some claimed that this response was an example of Russian toughness and stoicism in the face of a crisis, Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, believes that something else was at work.

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Research Recommends New Regulatory Structure to Mitigate Financial Risk in China

New research from the University of New Hampshire suggests that China should establish a unified supervisory agency, similar to what is used in Singapore, to oversee its complex financial sector.

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Expert: South Sudan Vote Underscores Value of Self-Determination

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This month's referendum on South Sudan's independence brings renewed attention to the importance of self-determination in ensuring global peace, according to Timothy Waters at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

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State of the Union Preview: Obama Gets Mixed Grades on Foreign Policy

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President Obama will laud some of his administration's accomplishments in tonight's State of the Union address, but Iowa State University's political science chair reports mixed reviews on the president's foreign policy performance.

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'Hungry World' Tells Complex Story of Food and Global Politics

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Nick Cullather's new book 'The Hungry World' examines the central role of food in U.S. foreign policy from World War I to the present day.

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North Korean Refugees Highly Skeptical of Government, Support Unification with South

A path-breaking new book about North Korea by Stephan Haggard, a UC San Diego professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, and Marcus Noland, deputy director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, concludes that North Koreans hold their government in low regard and are far more skeptical of official explanations of their misery than is generally supposed.

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Predicting Political Hotspots: Professors’ Global Model Forecasts Civil Unrest Against Governments

Two Kansas State University professors developed a model predicting which countries will likely experience an escalation in domestic political violence against their governments within the next five years. The model is currently five for five, most recently predicting Tunisia.

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Experts Available to Discuss US-China Trade

Please note that the following USC experts are available to provide context for stories about President Hu and the US-China trade relationship.

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Expert: Wikileaks Scandal Leads to Fear-Mongering Over Information Security

“The recent response of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to the WikiLeaks document dump gives us a peek at the sometimes surreal standards for dealing with classified information and at the fear-mongering in which some government officials are engaging,” says Kathleen Clark, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Clark teaches and writes about government ethics, national security law, legal ethics and whistleblowing.

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Finding WikiLeaks Or Journalists Liable Could Prove Difficult, Law Professor Says

The WikiLeaks controversy raises a number of important legal issues about national security and freedom of the press under U.S. law, says Neil Richards, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. Journalists and government officials have suggested that either WikiLeaks or The New York Times (NYT) might face legal liability for publishing the contents of diplomatic cables and other leaked documents.

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No Nukes? WikiLeaks Roil the Waters of Statecraft

The current WikiLeaks saga has many in diplomatic circles either red-faced with embarrassment or laughing up their sleeves at what the cables revealed. International relations expert Lisa Baglione, Ph.D., chair and professor of political science at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, says that in the delicate dance between nuclear proliferation and containment, there is much more at risk than a loss of face.

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Human Rights Day: AU Experts Available to Comment

As Human Rights Day approaches (Friday, December 10), American University faculty experts are available to provide commentary the most pressing human rights issues of our time.







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