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Goodbye, or Just Goodbye for Now? Pandas, Soft Power, and US-China Relations

SIS professor Judith Shapiro answers questions about giant pandas as symbols of soft power, US-China relations, and global environmental conservation efforts.
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What is the “One-State Solution,” and Why is it Unlikely to Work?

SIS professor Guy Ziv answers questions about his new article on the history behind the idea of a “one-state solution” to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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How Does the Media Impact Public Perception about War?

SIS professor and journalist Elise Labott discusses how media coverage of conflict can impact how the public perceives war.
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Georgia's European Dream

Georgia sits at a geopolitical and geographical crossroads. Which direction will it take?
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Countering Antisemitism in the EU and US: Strategies, Cooperation and Policy Transference

Countering the rise in antisemitism in the EU and US and the threat that it poses to democracy and public safety requires a robust, coordinated policy response.
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What's Next for the Lachin Corridor?

Russia wants to keep its troops in Lachin, despite Azerbaijan’s unofficial hesitance. Let’s discuss the reasons why Lachin is still relevant post-collapse of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
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Hamas isn’t the First Military Group to Hide Behind Civilians as a Way to Wage War

SIS professor Benjamin Jensen explains that civilians often become pawns in war when one side does not have a military advantage against a stronger adversary – and looks for other ways to weaken their opponent.
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Slovakia's Parliamentary Elections

What Robert Fico's re-election means for Slovakia, the EU, and Ukraine.
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Transatlantic Coordination on Russian Sanctions

The ongoing war in Ukraine has elicited a vigorous transatlantic response, with the United States, the European Union, and other Western partners joining forces to impose comprehensive sanctions on Russia.
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A Conflict Resolution Expert on Peace and the Israel-Hamas War

SIS professor and Abdul Aziz Said Chair in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Mohammed Abu-Nimer spoke with us about how a peace and conflict resolution expert approaches the Israel-Hamas war.
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