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Ali weighs in on Putin, state of war in Ukraine

Nov 8, 2022 HuffPost
Javed Ali, HuffPost: "It just reinforces the perception of who Putin is and how sort of diabolical this strategy of his is, and the list of potential war crimes keeps getting longer. If Russia isn’t already a pariah country, it would absolutely...
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Levitsky compares post-election protests in US and Brazil

Nov 2, 2022 Folha de S. Paulo
Melvyn Levitsky, Folha de S. Paulo: "It's normal to have protests. But acts like the ones that happened in the U.S., fueled by public figures who appropriate people's emotions and encourage violence, are a real threat in our times. That's what I saw...
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Levitsky predicts efficacy of Brazilian President-elect Lula

Nov 1, 2022 The Dialogue
Melvyn Levitsky, The Dialogue: “Lula has attained almost mythical status among the lower-middle and lower classes in Brazil. His rise from poverty to trade union leader to president of Brazil in addition to popular programs to keep kids in school...
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Biden's visit to Cambodia requires delicate balance - Ciorciari

Oct 31, 2022
President Biden is set to be the first U.S. president to visit Cambodia in 10 years when he attends the ASEAN summit in November. John Ciorciari, associate dean, director of the International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center and professor...
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Levitsky discusses US support for Ukraine

Oct 28, 2022 The Hill
Melvyn Levitsky, The Hill: While lawmakers may ultimately fall in line behind the Biden administration, the divisions and political damage may not fade so quickly.  “On the progressive side, [it] makes them look like they’re weak in the sense of not...
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Levitsky says U.S.-Russia prisoner swap deal possible

Jul 28, 2022 Detroit News
The Biden administration has made an offer to Russia to swap a Russian prisoner in the U.S., convicted arms smuggler Viktor Bout, for two Americans currently being held in Moscow, Michigan's Paul Whelan and WNBA star Brittney Griner. Commenting to...
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Griner guilty plea gives Russian negotiators an advantage - Levitsky

Jul 10, 2022 Arizona Republic
After WNBA star Brittney Griner's guilty plea in a Moscow court to possessing a small amount of hashish oil in Russia, the Biden administration is considering what its next steps could be to gain her release.  Ford School professor Melvyn Levitsky...
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Levitsky comments on Russia-Ukraine prisoner swaps

Jun 27, 2022 USA Today
A major prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine took place earlier this week, but the prospects for several Americans held by Russia look bleak.  Ford School professor Melvyn Levitsky was quoted in an article in USA Today before the swap. He said...
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Ali: U.S. intelligence-sharing with Ukraine poses potential risks

May 9, 2022 The Cipher Brief
The U.S. and allies have declassified and shared intelligence with Ukrainian authorities over the past months of the war with Russia. Associate professor of practice Javed Ali, a former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security...
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Levitsky says new Russian prisoner exchange unlikely soon

Apr 28, 2022 The Detroit News
After one American was released from Russia in a prisoner exchange, another American—Paul Whelan from Michigan—remains in a Russian prison. Whelan's family expressed regret that he had not been included. Some have argued that more sanctions against...
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Levitsky discusses Congress and foreign policy

Apr 25, 2022 Roll Call
Over the last few decades, the foreign policy power of Congress has deteriorated, leaving a question mark around the process of withdrawing from treaties. Melvyn Levitsky weighed in on the debate. “It’s a gray area because the Congress wants to...
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Ukraine invasion has damaged isolated, paranoid Putin - Ciorciari

Mar 27, 2022 The Express
All eyes are on Russian President Vladimir Putin as the war in Ukraine continues. John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center, said some in his inner...
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Ali discusses comparisons of invasions of Iraq and Ukraine

Mar 17, 2022 BBC Brazil
As the war in Ukraine rages on, many are making comparisons between the U.S.'s invasion of Iraq and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, discussed the comparison. "It's easy to understand why people think the...
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Ali discusses risks of sending weapons to Ukraine

Mar 13, 2022 The Mehdi Hasan Show
While the United States is doing its best to support Ukraine, Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, discussed the risks that providing weapons to the country creates. "It looks like we are already implementing a similar campaign...
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Russia Invasion of Ukraine Teach-Out features Ali and Levitsky

Mar 9, 2022
Ford School professors Javed Ali and Mel Levitsky are participating in a "Russian Invasion of Ukraine Teach-Out", created by the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation and available through Michigan Online. The teach-out will be live...
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Ciorciari discusses China's shift on war in Ukraine

Mar 9, 2022 Nikkei Asia
China's view on the war in Ukraine is shifting as Russia continues its attack. John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy and director of the Ford School's International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center, discussed what has...
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Levitsky applauds Zelensky

Mar 9, 2022 CBS Detroit
Nearly two weeks after Russia initially invaded Ukraine, the fighting continues. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has emerged as an international leader, which Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, discussed.  "(He...
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Ford School faculty discuss Russian invasion

Mar 5, 2022
As the invasion of Ukraine continues, media outlets turn to Ford School faculty for insight on the situation. This week, Ford School professors John Ciorciari, Melvyn Levitsky, and Javed Ali analyzed Russia’s intentions with the invasion, as well as...
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Ford School experts weigh in on Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022
As the Russian military surrounded and began its assault on Ukraine, Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, and Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, lent their expertise to numerous media outlets to break down the...