Uriel Abulof is a visiting professor in Cornell University’s government department and a professor of politics at Tel-Aviv University. Abulof says the sense of collective shock in Israel is larger than than the surprise attack which started the Yom Kippur War.
Richard T. Clark is a political scientist who studies policymaking at the World Bank. He describes the objectives as bolstering the Bank’s budget, reorienting lending to tackle climate change, and competing with China on infrastructure spending.
David Silbey is an associate professor of history at Cornell University specializing in military history, defense policy and battlefield analysis. He says Putin’s turn to North Korea is a sign of the resource intensive nature of the war in Ukraine.
Nicolas van de Walle is a professor of government with special focus on the democratization of Africa; and the politics of economic reform. He notes the coup is surprising given that Gabon has been a stable civilian dictatorship since independence, with firm control over the military.
Anil Menon is a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University, where his research focuses on the historical and political legacies of trauma. He says it is important to put these threat assessment headlines in context.
David Silbey is an associate professor of history at Cornell University where he specializes in military history, defense policy and battlefield analysis, he says the document leak will have widespread tactical and diplomatic repercussions.
Richard T. Clark is a political scientist who studies policymaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. Given the IMF’s prior hesitance to give to countries at war, he says the question at hand, is why the agreement came now rather than earlier in the crisis.