Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, writes in the Wall Street Journal that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's questions to Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson "should aim at getting him to admit how much sanctions have accomplished," and suggests three "hard questions" for Mr. Tillerson.
Faculty in the Media
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, discusses on NY1 the implications of the new report from the Obama administration that accused Vladimir Putin of ordering a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.
Kimberly Marten (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, and Director of the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations) writes about "Why Trump Should Welcome Obama's New Russian Sanctions" for the Huffington Post (Dec. 30, 2016), a subject she had spoken about earlier in the day on NPR's The Takeaway.
Mark Mazower (Ira D. Wallach Professor of History) reviews Pavel Friedländer's new memoir for the Financial Times and Richard Evans's book on the Third Reich for the New York Review of Books.
Alexander Cooley (Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College) reflects on the death of Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov, and his legacy, in a post co-authored with John Heathershaw (Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Exeter) in the Financial Times BeyondBrics blog.
Robert Belknap's "On Teaching Crime and Punishment," a short piece prepared for Columbia's Literature Humanities, has been published on The Bloggers Karamazov, the blog of the North American Dostoevsky Society, as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the novel's first publication.
Deborah Martinsen (Adjunct Associate Professor of Slavic Languages) writes about the links between the ethics and structure of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment on the Bloggers Karamazov.