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In The News – 2010

8 November 2010
Sigur Center Associate Director Deepa Ollapally spoke on PBS Newshour about President Obama's three-day visit to India, his announcement supporting New Delhi's bid for a permanent seat on an enlarged UN Security Council, and Indo-US relations.

5 November 2010
Sigur Center Associate Director Deepa Ollapally's op-ed on Obama's trip to India, Obama's India visit: Beyond strategic symbolism, was published in The Economic Times.

31 October 2010
Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met with Vann Sina, a speaker at The Sigur Center's 1st Annual Human Trafficking Symposium last year, on her tour of Cambodia, detailed in Businessweek.

29 October 2010
Sigur Center Director, Shawn McHale, discusses Vietnam's political reaction to a toxic spill caused by bauxite mining in Hungary in Radio Free Asia.

25 October 2010
Asian Studies Junior Caleb Dependahl and Professor of Japanese and International Affairs Shoko Hamano were interviewed in the Hatchet about the use of GW's language center.

22 October 2010
MarketWatch covers GW Professor of International Business Robert Weiner's argument at the event "State Capitalism and Foreign Direct Investment: Are China and India Buying up the World's Oil?" jointly sponsored by The Sigur Center, the Department of International Business and the Asia Society.

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12 October 2010
Meera Shankar, Ambassador of India to the United States, spoke on India's rise, bilateral relations, and regional issues at the Sigur Center. Her comments were covered extensively in the media including the Times of India, Hindustan Times, People's Daily, and the GW Hatchet.
» Read the transcript.

11 October 2010
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted in a New York Times article entitled, "US Alarmed by Harsh Tone of China's Military."

11 October 2010
The Sigur Center's Nikola Mirilovic, postdoctoral research associate and professorial lecturer, published a book review in Comparative Political Studies of The Politics of Citizenship in Europe by Marc Morje Howard.

7 October 2010
Sigur Center Associate Director Deepa Ollapally discussed India's strategic role in Asia amid the constantly changing geopolitics of the region at the Asia Society's event "India's Rising Strategic Importance in Asia."

25 September 2010
Rising Powers Initiative co-author, Professor Amitabh Mattoo (Jawaharlal Nehru University), spoke to The New York Times about recent developments in Kashmir.

23 September 2010
The Rising Powers Initiative's latest research on China, India, and Russia was featured in GW Today.

23 September 2010
Sigur Center Associate Director Deepa Ollapally discussed China's role in South Asia with rediff.com

September 2010
Professors David Shambaugh and Catharin Dalpino published articles on China and Thailand, respectively, in the September 2010 edition of Current History.

12 August 2010
Professor Llewelyn Hughes has co-authored an article in the Journal of Energy Security, "Understanding Resource Nationalism in the 21st Century."

13 July 2010
Professor David Shambaugh was interviewed by Radio New Zealand.
» Listen to the audio.

1 July 2010
Professor Catharin Dalpino testified before Congress in June on "Thailand: The Path toward Reconciliation." P D F file icon

30 June 2010
An article by Professor David Shambaugh appears in the Yale Global Online Magazine. The article is "Beijing: A Global Leader with 'China First' Policy."

28 June 2010
Professor David Shambaugh's keynote lecture at the University of Otago in New Zealand is discussed in the Otago Daily Times.

18 June 2010
Professor Bruce Dickson has contributed to a recent Brookings publication entitled China's Emerging Middle Class.
» Read more.

11 June 2010
Professor Deepa Ollapally has been interviewed by Indian news website Rediff.com on the U.S.-India relationship in an article entitled, "U.S. Deeply Committed to Boost Ties with India."

7 June 2010
Professor David Shambaugh has written an article for the International Herald Tribune, entitled "China Flexes its Soft Power."

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4 June 2010
The GW Hatchet featured Amanda James, a recent graduate of the BA in Chinese Language and Literature program, in an article here.

27 May 2010
Rising Powers Initiative co-author, Professor Narushige Michishita (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo), spoke to the Economist about tensions on the Korean peninsula.

20 May 2010
Recent Asian Studies graduate David Szerlip has co-authored a CSIS report,"Responding to Change on the Korean Peninsula" with Bonnie Glaser, Scott Snyder, and See-Won Byun.

17 May 2010
Asian Studies graduate student David Szerlip has co-authored an article in the CSIS publication Comparative Connections with Bonnie Glaser, entitled "U.S. China Relations: The Honeymoon Ends." P D F file icon

3 May 2010
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted by Christian Science Monitory in an article entitled "On even of Shanghai Expo 2010, China finds 'soft power' an elusive goal."

29 April 2010
India Abroad reported on former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's talk at the Sigur Center in an article entitled "Kalam bowls U.S. students over."

28 April 2010
Forbes interviewed Professor David Shambaugh for an article entitled "The Incomplete Superpower."

23 April 2010
Amb. Douglas Paal's keynote speech at the April 21"Navigating Cross-Strait Relations" conference was discussed extensively in the Taipei Times, in an article entitled "Paal Proposes APEC Invite for Ma Next Year."

12 April 2010
Professor Bruce Dickson has been awarded the 2010 Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching.
» Read more.

April 2010
Nikola Mirilovic, Research Associate at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, published "The Politics of Immigration: Dictatorship, Development, and Defense" in the April 2010 issue of The Journal of Comparative Politics.
» Read the abstract.

30 March 2010
Asian Studies undergraduate Cory Struble was featured in a GW Today article on scholarships and fellowships: "Giving Back: GW Honors Scholarship and Fellowship Donors at 6th Annual Celebration."

25 March 2010
Professor David Shambaugh provided expert evidence and was quoted extensively in the UK House of Lords European Union Committee Report on EU-China Relations.

17 March 2010
Professor Shawn McHale was quoted in a Huffington Post article, "Torture's Clear Lessons Go Unlearned."

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17 February 2010
Professor David Shambaugh has published an article in the Financial Times, entitled "The Year China Showed its Claws."

22 January 2010
Professor Shawn McHale has been quoted in the AFP newswire on the recent convictions in Vietnam.

21 January 2010
Professor Karl F. Inderfurth has published an op-ed in The New York Times entitled "Afghanistan Needs a Surge of Diplomacy," with Chinmaya Gharekhan.

19 January 2010
Professor Shawn McHale's January 14 lecture on "'Treason' on Trial" was covered by the BBC Vietnam service: "Thuyet trinh ve doi khang chinh tri" [Lecture on the Political Opposition].

14 January 2010
The Observer Research Foundation reported on the January 5 Rising Powers Initiative's launch in "Understanding Foreign Policy Drivers in Rising India".

11 January 2010
Professor Mike Mochizuki co-wrote article with Michael O'Hanlon, expanding their argument on the Futenma Air Base. The article, "The unneccessary crisis: a proposed compromise on Futenma," P D F file icon was published in the Oriental Economist.

23 November 2009
Financial Times has published an article by Professor Karl F. Inderfurth and recent Sigur Center speaker C. Raja Mohan, entitled "Put space at the heart of U.S.-India relations."

13 November 2009
Professor Karl F. Inderfurth has published an op-ed in The New York Times, "Listen to the Afghan People," in collaboration with Theodore L. Eliot, Jr., former Ambassador to Afghanistan, and dean emeritus of the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

13 November 2009
NPR has quoted Professor David Shambaugh in an article entitled "As U.S. Power Wanes, China Considers its New Place."

11 November 2009
The Brookings Institution's website has posted an article by Professor David Shambaugh entitled "The China Awaiting President Obama."

10 November 2009
An article by Professor David Shambaugh, entitled "Is China Ready to be a Global Power?" was published in the Global Times.

9 November 2009
Korean 24-hour news station YTN recently featured the 17th Annual Hahn Moo Sook Colloquium.
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9 November 2009
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted in "New Friction and Vast Agenda Await Obama on China Trip" in the Wall Street Journal..

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23 October 2009
Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud has been interviewed by DC's Fox 5 News. The interview, regarding a police investigation into the potential religious-ritual-related death of a local Korean-American teenager, can be seen here.

23 October 2009
The Sigur Center's October 22 talk on Human Trafficking in South and Southeast Asia has been written about by the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, in an article entitled"Former slaves tell of the horrors of prostitution, forced labor" by Joseph D. Szydlowski.
» Read more.

23 October 2009
GW Today published an article about Asian Studies alumna Thao-ahn Tran, who is currently in China on a Fulbright scholarship, researching local communities and Chinese-Korean relations.
» Read more.

21 October 2009
Professor Mike Mochizuki, presented "Reconciling Rivals: War, Memory and Security in East Asia" at the MacArthur East Asia Initiative in South Korea.
» Read the transcript. P D F file icon

19 October 2009
Professor Shawn McHale has been quoted in a Radio Free Asia article on"Concern at Vietnam Convictions."

2 October 2009
USA Today has quoted Professor David Shambaugh in an article on China's 60th Anniversary, entitled"China oozes confidence about future."

21 September 2009
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted in the New York Times in an article entitled"Uneasy Engagement: China Spreads Aid in Africa, With a Catch."

17 September 2009
Professor David Shambaugh has written an article for Time Magazine entitled"China's 60th Birthday: The Road To Prosperity." This article is on the cover of Time's international issue.

10 September 2009
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted in a China Daily article entitled"Global financial system needs reform: Argentine Foreign Minister."

19 August 2009
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted in a China Daily article entitled,"Ambassador Discusses Growing Sino-Brazilian Ties."

4 August 2009
Professor Young C. Kim writes about"Resolving the Nuclear Issue," in the Washington Times.

28 July 2009
Professor David Shambaugh is interviewed by CCTV (video). The interview was subsequently reported in a Xinhua News Agency article and quoted in an English language article. Professor Shambaugh was also quoted in a CRIEnglish.com entitled "China, U.S. Attach Importance to First S&ED."

21 July 2009
Professor Deepa Ollapally is interviewed by Frank Islam on U.S.-India relations under the Obama administration.

8 July 2009
The Korea Times reports on a lecture by Professor Mike Mochizuki in"Web of Institutions Can Resolve History Issues in Northeast Asia."

7 July 2009
The GW News Center reports on an event held by the Partnership for International Strategies in Asia in "Vietnamese Officials Explore Global Climate Change Solutions at GW."

3 July 2009
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted on the website MacauHub in an article entitled "Brazil needs strategy to enter Chinese market, expert says."

30 June 2009
Professor David Shambaugh was quoted by Reuters in an article entitled "LatAm ill-prepared for China expansion - experts."

17 June 2009
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was presented with an honorary degree at The George Washington University.
» Read the University press release and listen to a recording of his talk.

15 June 2009
The New York Times published an article by Professor David Shambaugh titled "When Giants Meet."

5 June 2009
Professor Shawn McHale is quoted by Asia Times in"Khmer Krom hero rises from the delta."

29 May 2009
Professor Deepa Ollapally was interviewed by Daljit Dhaliwal on the PBS show Foreign Exchange in Episode 520.

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28 May 2009
Professor David Shambaugh is quoted by The Economist in "The party goes on."

27 May 2009
Professor David Shambaugh is quoted by the Financial Times in "Little leaps forward?"

8 May 2009
The Washington Post has published a review of the Sigur Center and Asia Society's concert featuring Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

5 May 2009
China Daily has published two articles by Professor David Shambaugh:
"Prospects of a strategic Sino-US tie high" and
"Task ahead for China, US: Maximum cooperation."

2 May 2009
The LA Times quoted Professor David Shambaugh in an article entitled "Clinton sees China, Iran inroads in Latin America."

28 April 2009
The Taipei Times discusses a paper recently published by Professor David Shambaugh in U.S. May Launch Taiwan Policy Review.

24 April 2009
Professor Deepa Ollapally's testified before the House Subcommittee on National Security.
» Read the transcript. P D F file icon

20 April 2009
Professor Harry Harding was quoted in an article entitled "China Lends Abroad to Ease Oil Deals," published in the Wall Street Journal.

15 April 2009
Professor David Shambaugh was Senior Project Consultant for the 2009 edition of the Chicago Council report "Soft Power in Asia: Results of a 2008 Multinational Survey of Public Opinion." P D F file icon

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10 April 2009
Foreign Policy Research Institute published "Early Prospects of the Obama Administration's Strategic Agenda with China" by Professor David Shambaugh.

2 April 2009
The Economic Times reports on Professor Deepa Ollapally's Congressional testimony on Afghanistan in "Obama Ends Pak Veto Over India in Afghanistan."

2 April 2009
CCTV.com reports on an interview with Professor David Shambaugh in "US Experts Praise China, US Presidents Talks."

1 April 2009
Voice of America quoted Professor Deepa Ollapally's Congressional testimony on Afghanistan, as well as the testimony of Professor Sean Roberts on China's role in Afghanistan in "U.S. Lawmakers Assess Challenges in Afghanistan."

1 April 2009
Professor David Shambaugh is quoted by The New York Times in "An Unsure China Steps Onto the Global Stage."

26 March 2009
The New York Times published "Ultimate Exit Strategy" by Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth and James Dobbins

15 March 2009
Professor Deepa Ollapally was interviewed by Daljit Dhaliwal on PBS's Foreign Exchange.
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17 February 2009
Professor David Shambaugh published "Asia Still Likes America" with colleague Thomas Wright in the International Herald Tribune.

31 January 2009
Taiwan's The Liberty Times reports on the Sigur Center's recent conference "New Actors and Factors in Cross Straight Relations." (in Chinese, traditional)

6 January 2009
Professor Harry Harding has published a commentary, "China Rediscovers Ethics in Foreign Policy," in Carnegie Council's Policy Innovations.

6 January 2009
Professor David Shambaugh published "Marriage of Convenience" in the International Herald Tribune.

December 2008
The Sigur Center and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation have continued their cooperation on the issue of history and reconciliation in East Asia, described in an Asia Views article, "Historical Dialogue & Reconciliation in Asia." P D F file icon

27 November 2008
Sigur Center Associate Director Deepa Ollapally was interviewed on the recent Mumbai terrorist attacks by the United News Network of India for the article "All signs of Al Qaeda inspired attack, says expert."

24 November 2008
The International Herald Tribune published an editorial, "Hit the Ground Running," by Elliott School Professor Karl F. Inderfurth on Afghanistan and the new administration.

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