International Relations

‘Moving along’ to the Dutch-German border

A new documentary co-produced and co-starring Simon Richter of the School of Arts & Sciences invites viewers to imagine the day when the Dutch may have to move toward Germany as sea levels rise and how that might happen peacefully and innovatively.

Kristen de Groot

Two scholars on bridging difference to speak about the Middle East

In a conversation hosted by Perry World House, Omar Dajani, a Palestinian-American professor of law, and Mira Sucharov, a Canadian-Jewish professor of political science, shared their experience working together and discussed how despite their different views, they find ways to communicate and look for what they have in common.

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Associated Press

Far fewer young Americans now want to study in China. Both countries are trying to fix that

Amy Gadsden of Penn Global says that American interest in studying in China is declining due to foreign businesses closing their offices there and Beijing’s draconian governing style.


Voice of America

U.S. bolstering Philippines amid increasing assertiveness by China

Thomas J. Shattuck of Perry World House says that greater interest in the Philippines by the U.S. and Japan will have a positive impact on Taiwan’s security.


Toronto Star

Few options available to Western leaders weighing response to Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny’s death

Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon of the School of Arts & Sciences says that Western countries have little practical leverage to push Russia off its authoritarian path after Alexei Navalny’s death, given the economic and diplomatic sanctions already levied against Vladimir Putin.


The Hill

We must protect the right to seek asylum

In a co-authored Op-Ed, Sarah Paoletti of Penn Carey Law says that U.S. immigration and deportation systems are failing to adequately protect people in need of asylum.


The Washington Post

China’s cautious, curious Middle East game

Neysun Mahboubi of Penn Global says that China’s persecution of Uyghur Muslims doesn’t resonate as strongly in the Muslim world as the Palestinian issue.



Detained, missing or under investigation: Business leaders in China face an ‘aggressive’ crackdown

Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School says that global investors are already weary about rising tensions between China and the West, as well as the country’s sluggish growth and large corporate debt.