The United States is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia with an agreement to establish four bases in the Philippines, as part of an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Professor Thomas Pepinsky says the deal is a major development in U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.
New York Representative George Santos has told GOP colleagues that he is temporarily stepping back from his congressional committee assignments. Steve Israel, professor of government and policy at Cornell University and a former congressman, can speak to the ramifications for Santos’ constituents.
Meta will be reinstating former president Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks; Cornell government scholar Alexandra Cirone weighs in on extremism and governing online content moderation.
Professor Kristen Warner responds to the 11 awards nominations for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with caution: "we are still on an incremental set of progressions that can still only favor one racial group at a time."
Government professor Jessica Chen Weiss: "I hope that both leaders will come prepared to test the proposition that the two governments could begin a range of discussions in areas of shared concern and explore potential terms of coexistence.”
Concerns about violence are growing as Election Day in the U.S. nears, says scholar Mabel Berezin: “The expectation of violence at the polls this year signals how much has changed in the American electoral landscape since 2018."
The United States is calling for a United Nations Security Council briefing regarding news that Russia is using Iranian drones for its war on Ukraine. Paul Lushenko, doctoral student and co-editor of "Drones and Global Order: Implications of Remote Warfare for International Society,” comments.
Co-host Liz Kellogg, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics: "In every interview, we heard stories that we hadn’t expected and learned something new about each other and about the field."
Viasna, founded by activist Ales Bialiatski, was ‘liquidated’ by Lukashenka’s regime in 2003 but he has continued to fight for human rights in Belarus under the great pressure, says poet Valzhyna Mort.
A team of researchers has discovered a non-invasive biomarker that could aid with earlier diagnosis of breast cancer, the most common cancer among women, which will likely affect one in 13 women during their lives.
This year, 15 new faculty are bringing innovative ideas in a wide range of topics to the College of Arts & Sciences’ nexus of discovery and impact, including climate change, astronomy, identity studies and the economy.
With NATO formally inviting Finland and Sweden to join its alliance after Turkey dropped its objections, classics and history professor Barry Strauss comments that history is full of alliances that amounted to little.
As the House Committee charged with investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol prepares to hold the first of several hearings on June 9, Doug Kriner and Steve Israel share from their recent poll designed to measure public opinion of election reforms.
Sociologist Landon Schnabel, a scholar of religion and gender, finds Christian religion between the lines of a leaked draft opinion that suggests that the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Majorities in Russia, going back to the 1990s, have consistently believed Russia has reason to fear Western NATO countries, says professor Brynn Rosenfeld, who studies post-communist politics and public opinion.