March 26 – April 9, 2021

GPS faculty are deeply committed to policy engagement. Discover featured news and media mentions related to our research and policy topical areas listed below.

U.S. squeezes Huawei

Though Chinese tech giant Huawei’s network equipment and mobile phone sales have stalled, thanks to U.S. sanctions, Peter Cowhey explains why Huawei will still likely be able to pivot to new tech areas. Wired. See also: Science and Tech, Khabarhub

Dropping assumptions about U.S. 'dominance'

One indicator of China’s growing power is that the country has surpassed the U.S. in worldwide trade in goods. Emilie Hafner-Burton notes that global trade “is not just about money or goods; it creates power politics, making poor countries worse off, robbing them of the material capabilities necessary to defend their interests in an increasingly integrated world marketplace.” Defense One

Americans' vigilance about social distancing, mask wearing is waning

Uma Karmarkar explains why both vaccinated and unvaccinated people are returning to pre-pandemic routines and why states are prematurely lifting mandates put in place over a year ago to halt the spread of COVID-19. The Atlantic

China builds advanced weapons systems using American chip technology

April 7, 2021, Tai Ming Cheung quoted in The Washington Post

As Other States Restrict Voting, Nevada Legislators Seek To Widen Access

April 7, 2021, Zoltan Hajnal quoted on KNPR

Bill Gates’ Mr Burns-style attempt to dim the sun might not cool the planet, but it might well sell a few more copies of his book

March 23, 2021, Kate Ricke quoted in RT

Why Commercialization Of Carbon Capture And Sequestration Has Failed And How It Can Work

March 23, 2021, David Victor quoted in Eurasia Review

See also: ScienMag, Health Medicine Network, NewsR, Science Codex, BFN Today, 7th Space, Carbon Capture Journal, Coal Zoom, Knowledia News, EurekAlert, Newswise, E&E News

EarthTalks: Author David Victor to discuss making climate policy work

March 30, 2021, David Victor mentioned in Penn State News

South African NGO slams gas-powered ships plan

March 30, 2021, School of Global Policy and Strategy mentioned in Argus Media

Stewardship challenge: How to press fundamental change at ExxonMobil?

April 1, 2021, David Victor quoted in Impact Alpha

Scientists Map “Pulse” of Groundwater Flow through California’s Central Valley

April 7, 2021, Morgan Levy quoted in UC San Diego News

See also: Scripps Institution of Oceanography News

China Stakes its Claim in Latin American Energy: What it Means for the Region, the US and Beijin‪g‬

March 30, 2021, Michael Davidson interviewed on UCTV (PODCAST)

Remember Hitachi? It’s a Software Company Now

March 31, 2021, Ulrike Schaede quoted in The Wall Street Journal

Wait, who is the wolf again? Chinese embassy's Aesop fable analogy baffles Twitter

April 1, 2021, Victor Shih quoted in The Guardian

See also: Taipei Times

Toward stronger US security ties with Seoul, Tokyo

April 7, 2021, Stephan Haggard co-authored opinion in The Peninsula

See also: Asia Times, Small Wars Journal

A Government in COVID-19 Denial

March 25, 2021, Richard Feinberg quoted in UC San Diego News

See also: India Education Diary

Cuba now open to Cuban American investors, ‘strengthening ties’

April 6, 2021, Richard Feinberg quoted in the Miami Herald

See also: Tampa Bay Times, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Biden transformador

April 9, 2021, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)


Caroline Freund Appointed Dean of UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy

March 29, 2021, School of Global Policy and Strategy mentioned in UC San Diego News

See also: San Diego Union-Tribune, Times of San Diego, India Education Diary, United News Post, San Diego Metro, La Jolla Light

UC San Diego’s Graduate Programs and Schools Shine in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

March 30, 2021, School of Global Policy and Strategy mentioned in UC San Diego News

See also: Newswise

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