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Page speaks about U.S. mistakes in early Sudan negotiations

May 19, 2023 The World
Susan D. Page, The World: "They believed Berhan and Hemedti would in fact turn over power to the civilians...I could not believe that Molly Phee was getting on a plane to go talk to the generals shortly after they launched the coup. A number of us...
News

Ambassador Page widely sought for Sudan insights

May 10, 2023
As two rival generals continue their deadly feud for control of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, fears are rising of of another major regional conflagration. Ambassador Susan D. Page, Ford School Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, has...
State & Hill

A dynamic hub for international policy education

May 3, 2023
To address our most pressing global challenges, we need professionals with the knowledge and skills to analyze complex problems, build policy coalitions, and advocate effectively" John Ciorciari The Ford School's two internationally-focused...
State & Hill

Forensic anthropology in Guatemala

May 3, 2023
Lessons in restorative justice By Miriam Wasserman In spring 2019, Aprisal Malale (MPP '20) found himself at the side of an unmarked grave in Guatemala.  Malale, along with Towsley Policymaker in Residence Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97), and three...
State & Hill

From grounded to global

May 3, 2023
"One positive international experience can flip a switch, change a student's academic and professional trajectory. You never know what that experience might be," says Dan Ellis, assistant director of the International Policy Center (IPC). He and...
News

Ford School hosts alum, Korean governor Kim Dong Yeon

Apr 13, 2023
The Ford School hosted Kim Dong Yeon (MPP ‘91, PhD ‘93),  governor of the Gyeonggi province — the largest province in South Korea. His visit to Ann Arbor included signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the University that will send South Korean...
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Ali provides insight into leaked Pentagon documents

Apr 12, 2023
Documents leaked from the Pentagon created a media firestorm, leaving many questions in the minds of Americans. With over 20 years of experience in intelligence, Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided analysis on some of the biggest...
In the Media

Ali analyzes congressional hearing on threat of TikTok

Mar 23, 2023 ABC News
Javed Ali, ABC News: "There definitely is a lot of skepticism right now on the Hill, despite the claims from the TikTok CEO about these steps or actions the company has taken to minimize the risk. But I have been listening to the voices of my former...
In the Media

Ali analyzes benefits of designating drug cartels as terrorists

Mar 20, 2023 Federal Newswire
Javed Ali, Federal Newswire: "One of the biggest developments would be bringing material support to terrorism charges against Mexican cartels if so designated by the State Department [and approved by Congress]. These charges have been effective post...
In the Media

Ali discusses Russian aircraft incident over Black Sea

Mar 14, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "[The downing of the drone] serves as a stark reminder of the potential for small-scale incidents like this to further heighten tensions between both sides and possibly trigger unintended escalation in response. The Biden...
In the Media

Ali on designating drug cartels as terrorist organizations

Mar 10, 2023 Texas Public Radio
Javed Ali, Texas Public Radio: "It's a complicated process for any organization to be designated by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization. The State Department and our government take the lead for that. If a designation were to...
In the Media

Ali: No authority to use military force to fight drug cartels

Mar 7, 2023 AFP
Javed Ali, AFP: "Unless this resolution or any similar one becomes law, there is currently no explicit legal authority that the president has that directly approves military operations against drug cartels in Mexico. (If there was an attack on US...
In the Media

Ali discusses China-Russia relationship

Feb 25, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "Xi has to make a decision about how to manage that relationship with Russia, and what's most important about that in the fight against Ukraine versus China's biggest strategic ambitions. If the intelligence case was that China...
In the Media

Levitsky on the stakes of Biden's Ukraine visit

Feb 24, 2023 Money Control
Melvyn Levitsky, Money Control: "(Biden's visit to Ukraine) shows the US’s and NATO’s support for Ukraine. It is also a warning to Russia and Putin not to escalate. Putin knows that a nuclear exchange would destroy Russia as well as a number of...
News

Russia-Ukraine, one year later: Ford School experts can discuss

Feb 23, 2023
University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy experts can discuss Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine and the ensuing war as the one-year anniversary approaches.  Javed Ali, associate professor of practice at the Ford School, is a former...
In the Media

Ali analyzes unique Chinese spy balloon incident

Feb 17, 2023 ABC Australia
Javed Ali, ABC Australia: "Over the past week, I would say this is a pretty unusual set of developments from a U.S. national security perspective. And now that I've had a little bit of time to think about it and see how the story is evolving, it's a...
News

Ali analyzes Chinese spy balloons with NPR Marketplace

Feb 14, 2023
In the last week, the U.S. has shot down four different objects in U.S. and Canadian airspace. One of those has been confirmed as a Chinese surveillance balloon. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided his expertise to NPR Marketplace,...
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Axelrod awarded 2022 Boris Mints Institute Prize

Feb 10, 2023
Ford School emeritus professor Robert Axelrod was awarded the 2022 Boris Mints Institute (BMI) Prize. In its citation, the Institute noted his ground-breaking work in applying game theory to conflict resolution.  “In his research, which employed...
In the Media

Ciorciari weighs in on Chinese spy balloon

Feb 10, 2023 The Hill
John Ciorciari, The Hill: "This incident makes it likely the U.S. accelerates different kinds of counterintelligence initiatives and expands to areas like, who do we grant visas to? Who is allowed to study at universities? An acceleration of those...
Publication

Biden needs a new counterterrorism approach - Ali

Feb 10, 2023
Since the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the attention towards counterterrorism has withered. However, in a new op-ed for The Hill, national security expert Javed Ali argues that the Biden administration must still prioritize...
In the Media

Ciorciari on dangers of Pakistan's economic crisis

Feb 9, 2023 VOA News
John Ciorciari, VOA News: "Pakistan is on the brink of economic collapse. If the crisis continues, the government may soon face considerable added unrest and exacerbate domestic social conflict. This could destabilize the government in a country...
News

NATO Ambassador to give Ford School's Vandenberg Lecture

Feb 9, 2023
The Ford School of Public Policy is pleased to present Ambassador Julianne Smith as the 2023 Arthur Vandenberg Lecture. Ambassador Smith has served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO since November 2021. Prior to her current position, she...