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AU Newsmakers 10.25-11.1, 2019
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Democratic Candidates Debate Using Aid to Israel As Leverage in Policy Disputes
Guy Ziv, assistant professor in the School of International Service, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about Democratic candidates debating the use of foreign aid to Israel. Ziv said, “That prominent presidential candidates are openly speaking about leveraging U.S. aid to Israel is a significant development because it shatters a taboo—that our foreign aid to Israel is untouchable.” Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to WFMJ21 about Rep. Tim Ryan's decision to drop out of the race, and Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman spoke to The Politic about differences between the 2016 and 2020 elections. (10/31, 10/27, 10/25) This story may require a subscription to view.

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Most Turks Support the Syrian Invasion. Here's Why.
Thomas Zeitzoff, associate professor of public affairs, co-wrote an article for The Washington Post about the Turkish intervention in Syria. Zeitzoff and his co-authors wrote, “The growing public dissatisfaction in Turkey with the presence of Syrian refugees is key to understanding the decision to launch the operation in Syria.” (10/25)
How Much Have Trump's Dealings With Ukraine Deviated From the Presidential Norm?
Professor of International Studies James Goldgeier co-wrote an article for The Washington Post about President Trump's foreign policy in Ukraine. Goldgeier and his co-author wrote, “Separate channels have long been part of U.S. foreign policy, and leaders regularly consider domestic politics in their foreign policy plans. But Trump's particular use of his separate channel, and this kind of quid pro quo, has not.” (10/29)
Why Race Has Bedeviled Republicans for More Than Half a Century
Professor of Communication Leonard Steinhorn wrote an article for The Washington Post about journalist Theodore Wright's prediction about the Republican party's relationship to race. Steinhorn wrote, “It was a clear-eyed prediction of a developing political schism that has driven American politics for decades and remains bitterly relevant today.” (10/30)
Why Melania Trump Is Poised to Have a Great Legacy as First Lady
Anita McBride, executive-in-residence at the School of Public Affairs, wrote an article for The Hill about First Ladies. McBride wrote, “Some aspects of the role are too difficult to control, especially the ‘media crucible' as Betty Ford called it, that each first lady has faced since the founding of our nation.” (10/29)

Despite Baghdadi Raid, Some Analysts Question U.S. Ability to Prevent ISIS Resurgence
Tricia Bacon, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke to The Washington Post about what the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi means for preventing the resurgence of the organization. Bacon said, “In the face of the kind of pressure and the mutual threats that they've experienced, I wouldn't be surprised to see more cooperation, even if it doesn't mean a public alliance [amongst extremist groups].” School of International Service Professor Audrey Kurth Cronin spoke to NPR about the raid as well. (10/27, 10/29)
IMF to Test Argentina's New Leader
Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service Arturo Porzecanski spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the challenges Argentinian president-elect Alberto Fernandez faces from the IMF. Porzecanski said, “We should expect very tough negotiations between the IMF and Argentina.” (10/28)
Harriet Washington and Ibram X. Kendi on Racism
Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, and author Harriet Washington discussed racism in America at the 2019 Texas Book Festival. Their conversation was featured on C-SPAN. (10/27)
'Your Turn, Facebook': Twitter's Political Ad Ban Raises New Questions for Zuckerberg
Scott Talan, an assistant professor in the School of Communication, spoke with Sinclair Broadcasting about Twitter banning political advertising. Talan said, “They will be losing money from not having the ads, of course, but it also changes the value proposition and perception of Twitter as a place for politics and news.” (10/31)
The Good Word: Jason Howell
Jason Howell, adjunct instructor in the Kogod School of Business, discussed the intersection between faith and financial planning on WTTG-Fox5's “The Good Word.” Howell said, “There are opportunities to include more of that conversation when it isn't just contributing to the nonprofit that is the church.” (10/30)

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"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington Post, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU Mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU Mentions for the week

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