Sept. 28 - Oct. 11, 2019

GPS faculty are deeply committed to policy engagement. Discover featured news and media mentions related to our research and policy topical areas listed below.
The Cuban Economy is in Trouble
Richard Feinberg comments on Cuba's black market, a s Venezuela sinks deeper into economic and political chaos. Many Cubans are left wondering whether the dark days of the 1990s could return. Read Here

Juche Rules North Korean Propaganda
Stephan Haggard critiques Juche as a successful, but vaguely defined, piece of propaganda. Despite the slogan, North Korea is heavily reliant on outside aid, a critique of the “enshrined ‘self-reliance and self-development" ideological theme of the Kim Jong Un era.

See also: WRAL.com and Taipei Times
Do Not Meddle in Internal Politics
Victor Shih investigates Beijing's likeliness to act on Trump's invitation to probe the Bidens, with a long-standing public policy of not interfering in foreign countries’ politics, trusting that the American people are capable of sorting out their own problems. Read Here

Oct. 1, 2019, Susan Shirk quoted in South China Morning Post

Oct. 2, 2019, Susan Shirk quoted in The New York Times
See also: TODAYonline

Oct. 4, 2019, Stephan Haggard cited in Voice of America
Oct. 2, 2019, Rafael Fernández de Castro quoted in The San Diego Union Tribune

Oct. 4, 2019, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish) 

Oct. 5, 2019, Susan Shirk quoted in The New York Times
Sept. 29, 2019, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register

Sept. 30, 2019, Jennifer Burney cited in Devex

Oct. 2, 2019, Victor Shih quoted in Philippine Star
See also: Phys.org

Oct. 4, 2019, David Victor quoted in WWTonline
Oct. 10, 2019, Gordon Hanson cited in Bloomberg
Sept. 29, 2019, Susan Shirk quoted in Xinhua
Oct. 10, 2019, Professor Emeritus Lawrence Krause cited in UC San Diego News Center