MEDIA ACTIVITY 2000-2001
Frida Berrigan appeared on a panel on “Corporate Influence in U.S. Defense and Foreign Policy” at a conference held in Washington under the auspices of Women for Responsible National Security in December 2000, and later spoke at a regional conference on the same topic at the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA, in June 2001. Berrigan also participated in a panel on “The New Role of Military and Space Technology” at a February 2001 teach-in at Hunter College in NY sponsored by the International Forum on Globalization.
Michelle Ciarrocca spoke at a consultation on National Missile Defense held at the New School and organized by the WomenÌs International League for Peace and Freedom in September 2000.
Belinda Cooper briefed Teresa Serra Majem, the Chairperson of the Information Society Committee of the Regional Parliament of Catalonia on e-commerce, information technology and digital divide issues for the US Department of State, Office of International Visitors, in January 2001. In addition, Cooper presented “Japan and Humanitarian Intervention” at the Conference on Self-Determination, Security and the United Nations, sponsored by Denver University and the International Peace Academy at Vail, Colorado, in December 2000. She later presented “The Idea of Asia” at the Conference on Comprehensive Security in Asia, at Tsukuba University, Japan, in March 2001.
Ian Cuthbertson participated in a conference on “The New Financial Underplannings of International Terrorism in the 21st Century” at the University of Manchester, England, March 5-7, 2001. On March 8, 2001, he moderated a panel with Mark Medish (former senior adviser to President Clinton) and Steve Solnick of Columbia University at the Carnegie Council, on “Putin: One Year After.”
William D. Hartung spoke on “Military Preparedness, Military Budgets: What Can We Expect from the New Bush Administration,” at a Council on Foreign Relations Roundtable discussion on January 12, 2001. He testified on “The Role of U.S. Arms Transfers in Human Rights Violations: Rhetoric Versus Reality,” before the House International Relations Committee on March 7, 2001 and he participated on a panel on March 22, 2001, on “Small Arms and the War in the Congo: Prospects for Peace in the DRC,” at the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.
Mira Kamdar spoke on “Reinventing India: The Role of Information Technology” to the Pacific Council in San Jose, California, on April 25, 2001, and participated at the South Asia Center of the Jackson School for International Affairs at the University of WashingtonÌs workshop on bringing greater awareness about India into Washington StateÌs curriculum, on May 12, 2001.
Nina Khruscheva presented her paper, “Cultural Contradictions of Post-Communism: Why Liberal Reforms Did Not Succeed in Russia,” at the Ed A. Hewett Forum on Former Soviet Affairs, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., and at the Houston World Affairs Council, both in October 2000; she also presented the paper at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in February 2001.
Armando Bravo Martinez briefed a group of economists, journalists, entrepreneurs and academics on E-Commerce and the Global Economy for the US Department, Office of International Visitors, in March 2001.
Dena Montague gave a presentation on the “Economic Roots of U.S. Interest in the Congo” at a conference on “Africa and the 21st Century: Prospect and Retrospect” held at Edinboro University, in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, March 30 and 31, 2001.
A reception was held for Karl E. Meyer, the new editor of World Policy Journal, on November 14, 2000.
A reception was held in honor of the WPI Advisory Board at the World Policy Institute Offices on June 13, 2001.
TV AND RADIO
Ian Cuthbertson made two appearances on BBC Radio, one on January 12, 2001, discussing the outcome of the American presidential elections, and then on March 7, 2001, discussing the long term effect of the Real IRAÌs attack and the implications for other media outlets covering terrorist activity. His other media appearances include a January 31, 2001 interview with Hellenic Radio, discussing fissile material smuggling from Russia and Central Asia into the Middle East and the Balkans, a February 9, 2001 interview with Singapore TV, discussing the scale and nature of the threat posed by the possibility of terrorism, co-anchoring the “Year in Review” on Fox News, and two interviews on Pacifica Radio, one on March 18, 2001, discussing the growing Albanian insurgency against the Macedonian government and its wide implications for stability in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean, and another on April 1, 2001, discussing the arrest of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic.
Mira Kamdar did an interview for NPRÌs Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, broadcast from WHYY in Philadelphia. She also led a symposium for the Asia Society in October 2000. KamdarÌs television appearances include C-SPANÌs Book TV Biography series on January 6 and 7, 2001, and an interview with Riz Khan on his show, Q&A, on CNN International.
Armando Bravo Martinez provided expert commentary on the impeachment of Indonesian President Wahid and the installation of President Megawati Sukarnoputri for CNN en Español in July 2001.
Stephen Schlesinger appeared on CNN on January 28, 2001 to talk about the Bush approach to foreign policy. He was interviewed by radio stations in Los Angeles and NYC, as well as in Italy, on the American presidential elections.
Mustapha Tlili was interviewed in early 2001 by David Alpern for his Newsweek “On Air” program. He discussed the prospects for Middle East peace as a result of the election of General Ariel Sharon as Prime Minister of Israel.
Alon Ben-Meir, WPI project leader, wrote “Folly of Israeli Settlements,” New York Jewish Week (December 29, 2000).
The Arms Trade ProjectÌs January 2001 panel on the fortieth anniversary of President EisenhowerÌs military-industrial complex speech was discussed in political commentaries in the Boston Globe on January 16, 2001, and again on January 29, 2001, in the New York Observer. The panel was broadcast on C-Span February 19, 2001.
Frida Berrigan authored an article, “Bush on China: ÎGive It a Rest,Ì” for Common Dreams (April 9, 2001), a website dedicated to progressive news and commentary.
Michelle Ciarrocca wrote a letter to the editor of The New York Times (August 27, 2000), on “Hypocritical Arms Sales.” She also wrote an article for the Global Beat Syndicate (March 23, 2001), on “BushÌs Flawed Nuclear Defense Policy.”
William D. Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca did a piece for the Baltimore Sun (January 21, 2001), on “Reviving Star Wars.” In addition, their article, “Tangled Web: The Marketing of Missile Defense 1994Ò2000,” was cited in news stories in June and July 2000 in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time magazine.
William D. HartungÌs October 18, 2000 piece on TomPaine.com, “The MilitaryÌs Leveraged Buyout of Gore and Bush,” was referenced in a public interest advertisement that appeared on the op-ed page of The New York Times (October 25, 2000). In addition, his March 12, 2001 piece from The Nation, “BushÌs Nuclear Revival,” was excerpted in the “For the Record” section of the Washington Post (March 2, 2001).
Mira Kamdar wrote a commentary for New York Newsday (February 1, 2001), on “IndiaÌs Disaster: U.S. Must Do More.”
Nina Khrushcheva wrote several opinion pieces for the Los Angeles Times, including “Why Gusinsky Was Arrested, Let Go” (June 20, 2000), “A Watch, a Shoe and a Cold War Tale” (September 7, 2000), “Homo Sovieticus [Vladimir Putin]” (September 24, 2000), “To Russia, With Love and Pharmaceuticals” (November 26, 2000), “Normalcy Difficult for Russians” (December 10, 2000), and “Missile Defense Would Rile the Russian Bear” (February 12, 2001). Her op-ed piece, “This WonÌt Help Situation in Russia,” appeared in the Fort Worth Star (February 18, 2001). Her talk at the Young Professionals Groups was reported in the Houston Chronicle on October 10, 2000.
Anatol LievenÌs “Against Russophobia,” which appeared in the Winter 2000/01 issue of World Policy Journal, was quoted in the article “East and West: Face to Face,” in Russia Today, on March 3, 2001.
Armando Bravo Martinez was interviewed by the Arizona Republic on “A Marshall Plan for Mexico?” in August 2001.
Jeff MadrickÌs column, “Economic Scene” appears monthly in the New York Times. His articles included “Despite Years of Prosperity, Times Are Tougher for Those in the Middle and Below” (August 31, 2000), “The Nation Should Know Where a Treasure Nominee Stands on World Issues” (January 18, 2001), “Plans to Cut Taxes May Be Clever Politics, but TheyÌre Not Wise Fiscal Policy” (February 15, 2001) and “Tax Cuts are in the Air, and Both Political parties Have Their Heads in the Sand” (March 15, 2001).
Andrew RedingÎs op-ed articles include “Politics of Fear in Mexican Elections,” in the San Francisco Examiner (July 2, 2000), “The Fall of the Cactus Wall in Mexico,” Sacramento Bee (July 7, 2000), “U.S. Fights Globalized Justice Now,” Sacramento Bee (December 31, 2000), “FoxÌs Vision for MexicoÛA New Spain,” National Post (August 21, 2000), “Behind the Bienvenidos, U.S., Mexico Also Differ,” Oregonian (February 15, 2001), and “Presidents Bush, Fox See World Differently,” Philadelphia Tribune (February 16, 2001). His commentary, “Statewide Recount Is Best Resolution,” appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (November 18, 2000).
Sherle R. Schwenninger was quoted in Patrick SmithÌs commentary, “In Asia, ThereÌs Life After the Export Addiction: Patrick Smith” on Bloomberg.com, on February 19, 2001,
World Policy Journal media references, citations and excerpts include William M. Leogrande and Kenneth E. SharpeÌs Los Angeles Times article, “Alliance with a Predator,” (September 3, 2000), “Missiles in the Air,” The Washington Times (November 1, 2000), and “Let China Set the Human-Rights Debate,” The Japan Times (March 9, 2001).
MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
Frida Berrigan wrote an article for In These Times (February 19, 2001) on “The Pentagon All-Stars.”
Michelle Ciarrocca wrote an article for Extra! (November/December 2000), the magazine of Fairness of Accuracy in Reporting, entitled “Holes in the Coverage: WhatÌs Left Out of Missile Defense Reporting.”
Belinda Cooper co-authored “Respecting Women: Domestic Violence in Armenia” with Elisabeth Duban for the Armenian Forum (April 2001).
Claudia Dreifus wrote an article for Ms. Magazine (April 2001), about her interview with President Tarja Halonan of Finland, entitled “Finnish Line.” Her interviews with Ted Turner and Henry Kissinger appeared in Modern Maturity in the September 2000 and June 2001 issues, respectively.
An abstract from Mira KamdarÌs book, MotibaÌs Tattoos, was published in Persimmon, an Asian literature, arts, and culture journal, in Spring 2001.
Robert Kerrey and William D. Hartung wrote an article in Arms Control Today (April 2001), entitled “Toward a New Nuclear Posture: Challenges for the Bush Administration.”
Nina Khruscheva authored a commentary in Correspondance (Winter 2000/2001), entitled “Culture Matters, But Not (of All Places) in Russia;” in addition, her interview with Evgeny Primakov was featured in The Harriman Review (April 2001) article “Separatism and Unification in the New World Order.”
William D. Hartung has written several pieces for journals and magazines, including an article in The Progressive Magazine (November 2000), entitled “Quick on the Trigger: Are You Prepared for GoreÌs Foreign Policy?,” a piece for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (January/ February 2001), entitled “Stop Arming the World,” and a commentary in The Nation (March 12, 2001), entitled “BushÌs Nuclear Revival.” In addition, he was quoted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor (March 13, 2001), entitled “Bush Probes Radical Warhead Cut.”
William D. Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca wrote pieces for the Multinational Monitor (October 2000), entitled “Star Wars Continued: The Boondoggle That WonÌt Stop, and The Corporate Money That Keeps it Going,” and for the MOJOwire (the internet service of Mother Jones magazine), which appeared on January 31, 2001, entitled “Star Wars: The Next Generation.”
Sherle R. Schwenniger wrote an article for The Nation (November 20, 2000), entitled “America and the World: The End of Easy Dominance.”
Martin Walker wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 12, 2001), entitled “The New ÎForeign PolicyÌ: Spiced Up, but Still Leavened With Insight.”
An abstract from the World Policy Journal was printed in the Wilson Quarterly (Winter 2000), in “Two Wars or One? Drug, Guerrillas, and ColumbiaÌs New Violencia.”
The World Policy Journal was cited as a leading foreign affairs publication in Columbia Journalism Review (March-April 2001), in “Players Only.”
Belinda Cooper reviewed The Mobilization of Shame, in “Righteous Indignation,” in The New York Times (May 6, 2001).
Mira KamdarÌs book, MotibaÌs Tattoos: A GranddaughterÌs Journey into Her Indian FamilyÌs Past, was reviewed in the Daily Pennsylvanian (October 2, 2000), in “Kamdar Shares Her Heritage, Her Book,” and in the Washington Post (October 22, 2000), in “Subcontinental Drift.”
Karl E. MeyerÌs review of Generation Exodus: The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees From Nazi Germany, “A Radical Dispersal,” appeared in The New Leader (January/ February 2001).
Michele Wucker reviewed The Mystery of Capital by Hernando de Soto in the Washington Post Book World (December 10-16, 2000).
BOOKS AND CHAPTERS
Eric Alterman authored Sound & Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy (New York: Cornell University Press, 2000)
Belinda Cooper contributed a chapter entitled “Japan without Models: A Reflection on National Identity” to editors Kobayashi and Seiji EndoÌs Global Politics (2000). (In Japanese)
Philip Gouvrevitch wrote the book A Cold Case (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001).
Mira Kamdar wrote MotibaÌs Tattoos: A GranddaughterÌs Journey into Her Indian FamilyÌs Past (New York: Public Affairs, 2000) was selected for the prestigious Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers collection in Fall 2000, and was also selected by the Oregonian as one of the Top Ten Books of 2000 by a Pacific Northwest writer.
Nina Khruscheva contributed a chapter entitled “Russia and NATO Lessons Learned,” to NATO After Fifty Years (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2001).
William D. Hartung wrote “The Military-Industrial Complex Revisited: How Weapons Makers Are Shaping U.S. Foreign and Military Policies,” which appeared as a chapter in Martha Honey and Tom Barry, eds. Global Focus: U.S. Foreign Policy at the Turn of the Millennium (New York: St. MartinÌs Press, 2000). He also wrote “A Tale of Three Arms Trades: The Changing Dynamics of Conventional Weapons of Proliferation 1991-2000,” which appeared as a chapter in Ann Markusen and Sean Costigan, eds. AmericaÌs Peace Dividend 2000 (New York: Columbia International Affairs Online, 2001).
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Frida Berrigan wrote a “Global Affairs Commentary” for Foreign Policy in Focus (February 26, 2001) on “The ÎUgly American ProblemÌ in Columbia.”
William D. Hartung and Frida Berrigan wrote a World Policy Institute brief (July 31, 2000), entitled “Lockheed Martin and the GOP: Profiteering and Pork Barrel Politics With a Purpose.”
William D. Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca wrote a World Policy Institute brief (July 17, 2000), entitled “Nuclear Missile Deception: Corruption and Conflicts of Interest in the National Missile Defense Test Program.”
William D. Hartung and Dena Montague wrote a World Policy Institute brief (March 22, 2001), entitled “Deadly Legacy Update: U.S. Arms and Training Programs in Africa.”
William D. Hartung wrote two pieces printed in Foreign Policy in Focus, entitled “BushÌs Nuclear Doctrine: From MAD to NUTS?” in December 2000, and later in January 2001, on “Rumsfeld Reconsidered: an Ideologue in ModerateÌs Clothing.” In addition, he wrote an essay for Ethics and International Affairs “The New Business of War: Small Arms and the Proliferation of Conflict” (Volume 15, Number 1, Spring, 2001).
Nina Khruscheva published a paper entitled, “Cultural Contradictions of Post-Communism: Why Liberal Reforms Did Not Succeed in Russia,” with the Council on Foreign Relations in Fall 2000; she also wrote a piece for the Russian Regional Report (January 17, 2001, Vol. 6, No. 2), entitled “Forward to Putinism.”
Sherle R. Schwenninger, (with Walter Mead) wrote “A Financial Architecture for Middle-Class Oriented Development,” Council on Foreign Relations (December 18, 2000).