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In Libya, U.S. Should Heed Lesson of Afghanistan, Prof Says

In this opinion essay on the Libyan conflict, international relations expert Douglas Woodwell of the University of Indianapolis argues, contrary to conventional wisdom, that the Afghanistan example calls for the U.S. to arm and support the Libyan rebels.

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George Washington University Experts Available to Speak on Middle East

George Washington University Experts Available to Speak on Middle East

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Obama Goal to Cut Imported Oil Possible, but No Easy Drive

Francis J. DiSalvo, director of Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and professor of physical science, comments on President Obama’s call to reduce foreign oil imports by one-third in the next decade.

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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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