March 27 – April 10, 2020

GPS faculty are deeply committed to policy engagement. Discover featured news and media mentions related to our research and policy topical areas listed below.
Waiving sanctions for relief efforts in North Korea
How does a humanitarian crisis play out under an authoritarian regime where sanctions are in place? In times of crisis, Stephan Haggard writes, the appropriate policy for the U.S. is not to promise aid directly to North Korea but to continue to waive sanctions that are needed for relief efforts. The Peninsula
China experts speak out
Susan Shirk, Peter Cowhey and other GPS professors join a coalition of “China Hands,” including former and current government leaders, to release a joint statement urging the U.S. to collaborate and cooperate with China to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. UC San Diego News Center. See also: Xinhua, Politico, Asia Society, South China Morning Post,, Brinkwire, Newswise, San Diego Community News
Will COVID-19 heal the environment?
David Victor explains why forecasting energy futures during the coronavirus outbreak can be difficult. Though multiple energy industries will see both short-term and long-term impacts due to COVID-19, today’s pandemic offers an opportunity for forecasters to test what they know and can predict. Brookings
March 29, 2020, Munseob Lee quoted in Nikkei Asian Review

March 30, 2020, David Victor quoted in The New York Times
March 26, 2020, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation mentioned in UC San Diego News

March 27, 2020, Susan Shirk authored opinion in The Washington Post

March 29, 2020, Joshua Graff Zivin, Elizabeth Lyons and Tai Ming Cheung quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune

March 30, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in Market Screener

April 6, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in VICE

April 7, 2020, Susan Shirk quoted in the Los Angeles Times

April 9, 2020, Barry Naughton, Victor Shih and Susan Shirk quoted in UC San Diego News Center

March 20, 2020, Joshua Graff Zivin interviewed on LabChat Podcast

April 7, 2020, Peter Cowhey authored message in CCST Newsroom
March 24, 2020, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies mentioned in Natural Gas Intelligence

April 3, 2020, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies mentioned in The Union Journal

April 4, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)

April 7, 2020, Richard E. Feinberg quoted in The National Interest

April 9, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro quoted in Border Report