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Barry Posen is cited in Slate, "We Need a War Tax: The only way for anti-interventionists to succeed is to set specific policy goals," more...

Vipin Narang's Tweet (@NarangVipin) cited in The Diplomat "If the 'three Cs' of deterrence used to counsel that leaders should “communicate capabilities credibly,” the Trump administration merits a “fourth C,” (Competently communicate credible capability). more...

Barry Posen is cited the Boston Globe "Strike on Syria is defensible but problematic," more...

Taylor Fravel is cited in Bloomberg News, The Guardian, and The Japan Times discussing U.S.-China relations, after the U.S. missile strike on Syria during Trump and Xi Jinping's meeting in the U.S.

Vipin Narang is referenced in The Wall Street Journal, "India and Pakistan Escalate Nuclear Arms Race: Neighbors take rival steps to advance their arsenals and gain strategic advantage" more...

Vipin Narang's remarks at a recent Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, are cited in The Wire, "Is the Indian Nuclear Doctrine Evolving?" and the Business Standard "Speculation in Washington about nuclear doctrinal changes by India."

Taylor Fravel is cited by the Financial Times in "Three China store chains pull Japanese goods in radiation scare" more...

Adam Berinsky is cited in The New York Times, "Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things" more...

Vipin Narang is cited in The Hindustan Times, "India could strike Pakistan with nuclear weapons if threatened, says expert," more...

Vipin Narang is cited in The Daily Mail, "The toxic mystery behind Kim Jong-Nam's assassination," more...

Vipin Narang is cited in Fox News, "Will Europe form its own nuclear deterrence program? US experts doubt it," more...

Richard Samuels is cited in The New York Times "Rex Tillerson, in Japan, Says U.S. Needs ‘Different Approach’ to North Korea," more...

Ken Oye is cited in CNBC "US Official: American DNA info at risk for theft by foreign powers" more...

Taylor Fravel is cited by the New York Times in "Why U.S. Antimissile System in South Korea Worries China" more...

Vipin Narang is cited in the Financial Review, "Fearing US withdrawal, Europe considers its own nuclear deterrent," more...

Charles Stewart is cited in the Paste, "MIT Launches an Election Data and Science Lab" more...

Vipin Narang is cited in the New York Times, "Fearing U.S. Withdrawal, Europe Considers Its Own Nuclear Deterrent" more...

Vipin Narang is cited in the Christian Science Monitor "Trump wants a 'top of the pack' nuclear program: does that actually signal a shift?" more...

Vipin Narang is cited in the New York Times, "In Kim Jong-nam’s Death, North Korea Lets Loose a Weapon of Mass Destruction" more...

Adam Berinsky is interviewd by News@Northeastern and Fresh Air's Danielle Kurtzleben on the fake nes in the media. "Donald Trump being able to take the term fake news and turn it into basically an epithet for any media he doesn't like — it's a very effective strategy." More...from News@Northeastern and Fresh Air.

Vipin Narang is cited by the New York Times "Trump, Promising Arms Race, Could Set World on Uncertain Path" more...

Taylor Fravel is cited by the Christian Science Monitor in "Chinese ships cruise disputed Japanese islands: How will the US respond?" more...

Adam Berinsky is cited in Salon "This is your brain on fake news: what’s behind the human willingness to swallow 'alternative facts'" more...

Vipin Narang is cited by the Washington Post, "North Korea is ‘racing towards the nuclear finish line.’" more...

Ken Oye featured on WGBH Greater Boston: Unknown Stories Of Hiroshima Bombing Victims more...

Charles Stewart's work is cited on NPR, "What Keeps Election Officials Up At Night? Fear Of Long Lines At The Polls" more...

Fotini Christia is featured in FiveThirtyEights's: What's the Point program, "What We Can Learn About Drone Strikes From 10 Million Yemeni Cell Phones." more...

Marika Landau-Well's spotlight is featured in the MIT News, "It’s All in Our Heads: Political science PhD student Marika Landau-Wells is using psychology and neuroscience to better understand political behavior." more...

Fotini Christia is cited in the Reuter's commentary, "Commentary: Why warring factors target hospitals" more...

Fotini Christia is cited in the Boston Globe's Internationalist article, "Does peace in Syria stand a chance?" more...

F. Daniel Hidalgo's latest research featured in the MIT News, "A Cleaner Ballot Box: In Brazil, auditing voter rolls has shrunk the electorate — to the dismay of incumbents." more...

Barry Posen is interviewed by Tom Ashbrook in NPR's On Point, "A New American Military Push in Iraq: The new US military push in Iraq against ISIS. More advisers. More arms. Is it enough? Too much? Is it mission creep?" more...

Chappell Lawson is featured in the MIT News to discuss the International Policy Lab's origins and work. more...

Richard Samuels is one of four experts featured on NHK World's Global Agenda, "Power Plays in Asia-Pacific: 70 Years After WWII." more...

Chris Warshaw in The Washington Journal, "Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in America." more...

Frank Gavin in The American Interest, "Friends or frenemies? The puzzling foundations of the Anglo-American special relationship." more...

Barry Posen in Foreign Policy, "Prelude to a Quagmire: The addition of 450 new U.S. military trainers to Iraq is the next step down a slippery slope." more...

Adam Berinsky is featured in the MIT News, "Rumors Have it. Study: Trying to correct political myths may only entrench them further." more...

Fotini Christia is featured in the MIT News, "Political scientist Fotini Christia receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship" more...

Melissa Nobles is featured in the MIT News, "3 Questions: Melissa Nobles on advancing racial and restorative justice." more...

Lily Tsai is featured in Spectrum, "GOV/LAB: Holding Governments Accountable." more...

Fotini Christia is featured on the MIT News homepage, "Studying Conflict from the ground up." more...

Teppei Yamamoto is featured on the MIT News homepage, "Paper shows how one method can reveal what voters try to hide" more...

Lily Tsai is featured on the MIT News homepage, "Lily Tsai recieves the 2015 Levitan Prize" more...

Charles Stewart's new course is featured in the MIT News, "Elections and Voting Technology" more...

Chris Warshaw's work is referenced in the Washington Post, "Very liberal cities have racially diverse police forces. So do very conservative ones." more...

David Singer is is featured on the MIT ILP homepage, "Watching How the Money Flows" more...

Fotini Christia recieves SHASS Research Fund 2015 award. more...

Melissa Nobles is featured in panel, “Black Lives Matter” more...

Charles Stewart is featured on the MIT News homepage, "Study aims to shorten Election Day lines" more...

Jonathan Caverley interviewed on BillMoyers.com, "Does Rising Inequality Make a Democracy More Warlike?" more...

Rich Nielsen featured in the MIT News, "Taking Full Account of the Past" more....

Barry Posen discusses Obama's ISIS strategy on The Agenda.

Andrea Campbell's book featured on the MIT News homepage,"Caught in the social safety net" more...

In Song Kim featured on the MIT News homepage,"In Song Kim: Bringing big data to bear on international trade" more...

Evan Lieberman featured on the MIT News homepage, "Evan Lieberman: Southern Africa as a lens on ethnicity, governance, and citizenship" more...

Fotini Christia's book is cited in the Washington Post Monkey Cage "What the evidence on interventions really tells us about Syria" and the New York Times "Syria and the Risks of Intervention."

Barry Posen discusses US policy in Iraq with Tom Ashbrook on WBUR, "For The U.S., Intervention Or Restraint In Iraq?" and on KCRW radio: "Is the US Doubling Down in Iraq?"

Stephen Van Evera discusses the causes of war with Christopher Loyden of Radio Open Source, listen...

Frank Gavin featured in the MIT News, "The History Man: Nuclear security expert Francis Gavin brings a historical approach to the study of international politics." more...

Chris Warshaw featured in the MIT News, "Contrary to image, city politicians do adapt to voters." more...

Ken Oye featured in the media discussing genetic engineering policy; MIT News, Science, Science Express, Science Insider, PBS Nova Next.

Barry Posen is featured in the MIT News, "Time to rethink Foreign Policy? In a new book, political scientist Barry Posen makes the case for a more limited U.S. military strategy.. View...

Frank Gavin discusses "What new academic research can teach us about nuclear weapons" in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. Read Article...

Barry Posen's interview on Broadside, "No More Iraqs?" discusses the future of U.S. trooop involvement overseas. View...

Fotini Christia's resarch featured in the MIT Spectrum, "From Conflict, Cooperation," asks, in times of unrest, "How do you get people to join your side?" Read article...

Vipin Narang's book featured in the MIT News, "Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict," examines the multiple political uses of nuclear weapons. Read article...

Barry Posen's article "Ukraine: Part of America's "Vital Interests"?" takes a second look at the impact of foreign alighment with Ukraine. Read article...

Professor Taylor Fravel disscusses questions around the recent “revision” of Hainan’s fisheries regulations, which became effective Jan. 1. Read more from The Economist, The New York Times, The Japan Times, Asia Times, and South China Morning Post.

Professor Danny Hidalgo featured in the MIT News, "Daniel Hidalgo receives 2014 Kellogg/Notre Dame Award for best paper in comparative politics." Read article...

Professor David Singer featured in the MIT News, "A scholar who thinks globally and acts locally." Read article...

Professor Gina Bateson featured in the MIT News, "Regina Bateson: Crime, punishment and politics." Read article...

Professor Suzanne Berger opens the Boston Review forum, "How Finance Gutted Manufactoring" Read article at Boston Review, and a mention from The Atlantic.

Professor Nazli Choucri featured in the MIT News, "Modeling Cyberspace Control Worldwide." Read article...

Professor Teppei Yamamoto featured in the MIT News, "After the U.S. leaves Afghanistan, then what?" Read article...

Professor Vipin Narang featured in the MIT News, "After the U.S. leaves Afghanistan, then what?" Read article...

Professor Fotini Christia's article "Too Much of a Good Thing" discusses democracy and elected councils in post-2001 Afghanistan in foreignpolicy.com Read article...

Professor Taylor Fravel disccusses "China's Maritime Security" with Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s Paul Haenle for Global Policy. Listen

Professor Ken Oye discusses "Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life" on NPR. Listen

Professor Ben Schneider featured in the MIT News, "A New Path for Growth" Read article...

Professor Harvey Sapolsky's commentary in Defense News, "Shut Down the US Combatant Commands" Read article...

Professor Suzanne Berger featured article in The MIT News, "Three Questions: Suzanne Berger on Converting Innovation into Growth" Read article...

Professor Vipin Narang featured article in The Washington Quarterly, "Five Myth's about India's Nuclear Posture" Read article...

Professor Fotini Christia featured in the MIT News, "Empowering Women in Afghanistan" Read article...

Professor Edward Steinfeld featured in the MIT News, "The Solar Duo: China vs. The United States" Read article...

Professor Melissa Nobles featured in the MIT News, "Taking Full Account of the Past" Read article...

Professor Taylor Fravel quoted in The Washington Post Worldview, "The study that shows why china and india probably won't clash over border dispute." Read article...

Professor Richard Locke quoted in The Globe and Mail, "The garment disaster is no time to abandon Bangledash," Read article...

Professor Charles Stewart discusses ballot waiting times in the New York Times Read article...

Professor Richard Locke quoted in the AP's The Big Story, "Wal-mart warns suppliers on sticter measures," Read article...

Professor Barry Posen featured article in Foreign Affairs, "Pull Back: The Case for a Less Activist Foreign Policy," Read article...

Professor Richard Locke quoted in the Bloomberg, article "Wal-Mart Nixed Paying Bangladesh Suppliers to Fight Fire" Read article...

Professor Charles Stewart discusses Florida voting in USA Today Read article...

Professor Richard Locke quoted in The New York Times, article "Inspectors Certified Pakistani Factory as Safe Before Disaster" Read article...

Professor Taylor Fravel mentioned in The Economist, "Full unclosure? As oil-and-gas exploration intensifies, so does the bickering." Read article...

Professor Ed Steinfeld featured on The Emily Rooney Show discussing, "China vs. America- Is it a Competition? And if so, Who Might Win?" Watch here...

Professor Rick Locke quoted in article, "In China, Apple faces its 'Nike Moment'?" Read article...

Professor Dick Samuels interview with the National Bureau of Asian Research about Policy Change in Post-Crisis Japan. Read article...

Professor Nazli Choucri featured article in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. " Read article...

Professor Adam Berinsky featured on MIT news, "3 questions" Read article...

Professor Ed Steinfeld interviewed by NPR for, "How Apple makes its profit. Read article...

Professor Rick Locke PR-Lab work featured in news. Read more...

Professor Suzanne Berger featured on MIT news article, "MIT faculty see promise in American manufacturing"

Professor Fotini Christia featured on MIT news article, "Bridging the Divide" Read article...

Professor Mike Piore featured on MIT news, "3 questions " Read article...

Professor Taylor Fravel featured on MIT news, "Taylor Fravel decodes China's Foreign Policy " Read article...

Professor Suzanne Berger featured on MIT's "In Profile" Read article...

Professor Dan Posner featured on MIT's "In Profile" Read article...

Professor Taylor Fravel quoted in Financial Times article, "A Show of Force." Read article...

Professor Charles Stewart quoted on NPR special, "Voters May Face Slower Lines in 2012 Elections." Listen...

OP-EDS

Professor Adam Berinsky's op-ed in The Washington Post, "This is how you stop fake news" more...

Professor David Singer's op-ed in The Washington Post, "If Trump restricts skilled immigrants, the U.S. could lose jobs to other countries" more...

Professor Barry Posen's op-ed in The National Interest, "Syria Showdown: Will Trump Be Pressured into Putting Turkey First, America Second?" more...

Rachel Tecott's op-ed in War on the Rocks, "The Double-Edged Legacy of Obamawar." more...

Professor David Singer's op-ed in The Monkey Cage, "Congress could limit the Fed’s independence — and hurt the U.S. economy." more...

Rachel Tecott's op-ed in War on the Rocks, "Targeted Killing: Thinking Through the Logic." more...

Professor Roger Petersen's op-ed in The NYTimes, Room for Debate "In Syria, Politics Can Be More Effective Than Military Action." more...

Professor Barry Posen's op-ed in On Point, "A New American Military Push In Iraq" more...

Professor Barry Posen's op-ed in Defense One, "The Iraqi Army No Longer Exists" more...

Professor Vipin Narang's op-ed in the Washington Quarterly, "Nuclear Strategies of Emerging Nuclear Powers: North Korea and Iran" more...

Amanda Rothschild's op-ed in the Boston Herald, "Rothschild: Prez fails to call out anti-Semitism: PC talk at expense of moral courage no worthy goal" more...

Professor Steve Van Evera's response to Professor Gavin's op-ed in War on the Rocks, "U.S. Social Science and International Relations" more...

Professor Frank Gavin's op-ed in War on the Rocks "Breaking Discipline and Closing Gaps? — The State of International Relations Education" more...

Professor Barry Posen's op-ed in Politico discusses "The Case for Doing Nothing in Iraq: The same people that got us into this mess want America to 'do something.' Ignore them." more...

Professor Richard Samuel's op-ed in The National Interest discusses "The Case for Doing Nothing in Iraq: The same people that got us into this mess want America to 'do something.' Ignore them." more...

Professor Ed Steinfeld's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal explains how Obama's plans to revive U.S. manufacturing run counter to the reality of global supply chains. more...

Professor Taylor Fravel's op-ed in the Asian Wall Street Journal on the dangers of escalation in the dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands. more...

Professor Richard Locke's op-ed in the South China Morning Post faults a production system geared to speed at all costs. more...

Professor Andrea Campbell wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times, "Down the Insurance Rabbit Hole." more...

Professor Jens Hainmueller wrote an op-ed piece for The Boston Globe. more...

Professor Richard Locke wrote an op-ed piece for the Brazillian newspaper Foa de Sao Paulo. more...