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Weiser Diplomacy Center announces new diplomacy fellows

Oct 2, 2023
The Ford School of Public Policy names 2023 Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) Fellows with deep interest in pursuing knowledge and practical policy skills related to diplomacy and foreign affairs: Joanna Bascom, Zakaria Bulus, and Elizaveta Dorofeeva....
In the Media

Ali analyzes congressional hearing on threat of TikTok

Mar 23, 2023 ABC News
Javed Ali, ABC News: "There definitely is a lot of skepticism right now on the Hill, despite the claims from the TikTok CEO about these steps or actions the company has taken to minimize the risk. But I have been listening to the voices of my former...
Publication

Ethical implications of defense funding in social science

Mar 22, 2023
Since World War I, defense funding has been a driver of social science’s growth. The dense ties between social science and defense agencies benefitted social research but also attracted decades of heavy criticism. This long and entangled history has...
In the Media

Ali analyzes benefits of designating drug cartels as terrorists

Mar 20, 2023 Federal Newswire
Javed Ali, Federal Newswire: "One of the biggest developments would be bringing material support to terrorism charges against Mexican cartels if so designated by the State Department [and approved by Congress]. These charges have been effective post...
In the Media

Ali discusses Russian aircraft incident over Black Sea

Mar 14, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "[The downing of the drone] serves as a stark reminder of the potential for small-scale incidents like this to further heighten tensions between both sides and possibly trigger unintended escalation in response. The Biden...
In the Media

Levitsky on the stakes of Biden's Ukraine visit

Feb 24, 2023 Money Control
Melvyn Levitsky, Money Control: "(Biden's visit to Ukraine) shows the US’s and NATO’s support for Ukraine. It is also a warning to Russia and Putin not to escalate. Putin knows that a nuclear exchange would destroy Russia as well as a number of...
In the Media

Ali analyzes unique Chinese spy balloon incident

Feb 17, 2023 ABC Australia
Javed Ali, ABC Australia: "Over the past week, I would say this is a pretty unusual set of developments from a U.S. national security perspective. And now that I've had a little bit of time to think about it and see how the story is evolving, it's a...
In the Media

Ciorciari weighs in on Chinese spy balloon

Feb 10, 2023 The Hill
John Ciorciari, The Hill: "This incident makes it likely the U.S. accelerates different kinds of counterintelligence initiatives and expands to areas like, who do we grant visas to? Who is allowed to study at universities? An acceleration of those...
Publication

Biden needs a new counterterrorism approach - Ali

Feb 10, 2023
Since the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the attention towards counterterrorism has withered. However, in a new op-ed for The Hill, national security expert Javed Ali argues that the Biden administration must still prioritize...
In the Media

Ali on Putin's increased threats toward Ukraine

Feb 2, 2023
Javed Ali, TRT World: "As President Putin alluded to, Russia is a large powerful military and it doesn't look like Russia, up until now, has fully mobilized the complete arsenal that it has at its disposal, in terms of manpower, weapons systems, and...
In the Media

Ali discusses depths Putin will go to in war against Ukraine

Jan 17, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "The Wagner Group's paramilitary nature and disregard of international human rights and acceptable standards of military conduct also demonstrate the depths Putin's regime will pursue, regardless of the destructive nature of...
In the Media

Ali evaluates state of war in Ukraine

Jan 13, 2023 TRT World
Javed Ali, TRT World: "I don't think there's any credible effort to engage in peace talks, just based on the nature of the ferocious fighting in the east. It seems like each side is looking to break through against the other in these pockets, but...
News

Weiser Diplomacy Center announces new diplomacy fellows

Nov 3, 2022
The Weiser Diplomacy Center (WDC) is excited to announce four impressive recipients of the 2022 WDC fellowship.  The four 2022 fellows, Jacob Gillis (MPP ’24), Gerardo A. Méndez Gutiérrez (MPP ’24), Gabriel Sylvan (MPP ’24), and Oieshi Saha (MPP...
In the Media

Ali dismisses Putin's nuclear threats

Oct 7, 2022 Newsweek
With Ukraine making impressive advances on the battlefield, Putin has found himself backed into a corner. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, believes Putin's recent threats are just threats. "Even a single use of a tactical nuclear...
In the Media

Ali discusses risks of sending weapons to Ukraine

Mar 13, 2022 The Mehdi Hasan Show
While the United States is doing its best to support Ukraine, Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, discussed the risks that providing weapons to the country creates. "It looks like we are already implementing a similar campaign...
News

Ford School experts weigh in on Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022
As the Russian military surrounded and began its assault on Ukraine, Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, and Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, lent their expertise to numerous media outlets to break down the...
News

Ali discusses recent developments with ISIS

Feb 3, 2022
Major developments in the fight against ISIS took place in the past week, and the Ford School's Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, whose area of expertise is national security. Early in the week, a 42-year-old American woman, Allison...
In the Media

Page expresses “serious alarm” about crisis in Sudan

Dec 2, 2021 Dabanga
Ambassador Susan D. Page joined former colleagues and academics in publishing An Appeal on Sudan to Senior United States Government Officials. The group, identifying themselves as “concerned individuals”, said, “The military takeover on 25...
News

Ali on rising security issues at home and abroad

Nov 11, 2021
On election security as a national security issue Javed Ali and a bipartisan group of former national security officials recently co-signed a letter urging Congress to take more action against the security threat of election...
State & Hill

Middle East Conflict Intractable, Not Hopeless

Apr 22, 2010
After his last "International Security Affairs" class of the fall semester, Bob Axelrod graded student papers, then hurried to the airport to catch a flight to Damascus, the capital city of Syria. His goal: to interview Middle East leaders to better...

The Future of US Intelligence 20 years after 9/11

Apr 10, 2024, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom (Room 1110) Joan & Sanford Weill Hall
Join us for a fireside chat with Charles Luftig, Deputy Director for National Intelligence Policy and Capabilities, as we commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA). Moderated by Javed Ali, this conversation will reflect on the past two decades, exploring the pivotal role of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and navigating through current challenges and opportunities amidst a dynamic threat landscape. Their conversation will not only shed light on the state of intelligence today but also envision the future, shaped by technological advances like open source intelligence, social media, artificial intelligence, and language learning models.