The Indian Express

What Gujarat means (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

Professor Ashutosh Varshney in The Indian Express, "As the dust starts to settle, political reactions become clearer, and statistical details recede into the background, it is time to concentrate on the big picture that the recent Gujarat elections present."
Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghli in Al-Monitor, "The new wave of nationalist sentiment is neither happenstance nor the sole result of outside threats such as the Islamic State, the rhetoric of US President Donald Trump or the heated rivalry with Saudi Arabia.
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "The impulse behind this list-keeping is classically American. We imagine our country as above all base motives, not mired in greed or base self-interest, and therefore able to judge others impartially. In fact, the lists we publish are highly politicized."
University of California Press Blog

Rethinking a Global Latin America (written by Matthew Gutmann)

Anthropology professor Matthew Gutmann in the University of California Press Blog, "The history of Latin America is more than the Triple C's of Conquest, Colonialism, and Christianity, the genocide, slavery, and immigration brought to the continent by rulers from Europe and the United States."
The New York Times

Telling the Truth About the Cost of War

A report by the Costs of War Project on the human costs of war was the subject of an article by The New York Times Editorial Board.
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer on the U.S.-Turkey relationship and NATO in The Boston Globe, "This is more than just another travel ban. It is a geopolitical spectacle unique in modern history: two allied countries blocking normal back-and-forth travel. An old relationship has gone deeply sour."
Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, "This war gives members of Congress the chance to make a decisive choice. The vote on this resolution will be the political equivalent of the 2002 Senate vote authorizing war in Iraq. That vote reshaped history."
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Oil Innovations to Reduce Climate Impacts (co-written by Deborah Gordon)

Senior Fellow Deborah Gordon on reducing climate impacts with oil innovation, "Reducing the climate impacts of the most emissions-intensive oils is possible with technologies that already exist. Even greater reductions are possible with innovations undergoing development."
Economist Emily Oster comments on the rule to not drink while pregnant, saying "...doctors who have expressed the view that whatever the literature says, since we know that drinking a lot of alcohol is bad, we should tell people not to drink at all. They worry that people will overdo it."
To A Degree Podcast

High Impact Higher Ed (interview with John Friedman)

Economist John Friedman joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations' podcast, To a Degree, to discuss the relationship between higher education institutions and low-income students.
A book review of "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine" that draws on public opinion surveys, physician surveys, case studies, and political science models to explain how political incentives, polarization, and the misuse of professional authority have undermined efforts to tackle the medical evidence problem and curb wasteful spending.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman and sociology professor Michael Kennedy are mentioned in an article about a panel they participated in at the inaugural Greater Good Gathering, a conference "aimed to look 'deeply and cross-disciplinarily at how the means for addressing and promoting the Greater Good may be changing in today's world.'"
Ashutosh Varshney, Director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia, in The Indian Express, "Modi might still be very popular, but for him, ideology triumphs over governance, civil liberties are less important than political conformity, and enforcement of a Hindu majoritarian politics is more significant than India's economic ascendancy."