Senior Marguerite Wedeman was selected to the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Only 111 scholars were selected from a pool of over 3,000 applicants (3.7%) for the Master's degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Albert Teich highlights the benefits of the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation for the exchange of people and ideas in the Jewish Journal.
Celeste Arrington explains why the latest deal between Japan and South Korea regarding comfort women during WWII falls short of many stakeholders' desires.
Hossein Askari describes how war between Saudi Arabia and Iran could disrupt oil supply distribution and affect prices in Time.
Hossein Askari comments on oil prices in the face of a possible war confronting Iran and Saudi Arabia in OilPrice.com article.
Michael Mochizuki encourages the U.S.
Saudi oil output may be less influenced by politics if it loses control of Aramco: international business professor
Hossein Askari discusses the political consequenses if Saudi Arabia loses control of Aramco in an interview with theTehran Times.
Elliott School graduate Evan Young (B.A. '15) is working with Columbian College senior Max Obuz to turn a business plan into a nonprofit aimed at solving sanitation problems in developing countries.
Harris Mylonas comments on the results and implications of Greece's recent elections in The Wall Street Journal.
Marc Lynch warns that sectarian politics in the middle east will be much stronger and more dangerous than in the past in Business Insider.
Hossein Askari explains how Islamicity Indices could provide a benchmark for Islamic teachings and assess countries' performance for The Huffington Post.
Nathan Brown speaks about the Egyptian President's relationship with Sunni Muslim organization Al Azhar and how it's used for political authority in The New York Times.
William Lawrence is interviewed by Voice of America on the fifth anniversary of the uprising that sparked the Arab Spring about the viability of the recent power sharing agreement of Libya, the negative effect of the growing presence of ISIS, and expectations of Tunisia's beginner democracy.