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Faculty Interview: Abraham Newman on Brexit

MAGES Professor Abraham Newman, Chair of the European Union Studies Association, provides commentary on the state of Brexit in a recent interview for AlJazeera. After examining the issue from both European and American perspectives, he remarks of British leadership that, “Now that the can of worms has been opened, they don’t have a real, clear plan of what to do. That, I think, is the real travesty of Brexit, that the people of Britain suffer from this internal political maneuvering.”

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Faculty Article: Trans-Atlantic rebuke for Trump downgrade of EU ambassador

In response to the Trump administration’s downgrade of the EU delegation’s status, both US lawmakers and members of European parliament have expressed their outrage. Quoted in an article for Deutsche Welle, MAGES Professor Jeffrey Anderson argues that the backlash shows “that the broader trans-Atlantic network is still operative at some level.”

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Alumni Article: SADC Top 100 of 2018: Influencer, Eniola Mafe

Eniola Mafe (MAGES ’10) was named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 by the by Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy in 2011, as well as 13 Young Africans Business/Economic Leaders to Watch in 2013 by Ventures Africa Magazine.

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Faculty Article: Spencer Boyer to Join Brennan Center as Washington Director

CGES Adjunct Professor Spencer Boyer will become director of the Washington office of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. “He will lead the Brennan Center’s advocacy in Washington and build partnerships with allies and thought leaders to advance substantive policy change on a national level.”

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Faculty Article: The Wrong Way to Punish Iran

In an article for the NY Times, MAGES Professor Abraham Newman and Henry Farrell argue that if the U.S. decides to sanction international finance platform Swift over connections with Iranian banks, European powers could move to create a new financial architecture. This may lead to the fall of U.S. dollar dominance and American authority in financial markets.