Protesters in Thailand are accelerating their campaigns against the government by planning a rally in front of a key agency building on Wednesday. Tamara Loos professor of history and Thai studies at Cornell University, says that by picking this specific location protesters want to strike a blow to the financial basis for the king’s power and wealth.
With the weekend’s resignation of its interim president, Peru plunged into a constitutional crisis that Kenneth Roberts, professor of comparative and Latin American politics at Cornell University, says is much more than just another cycle of political instability for the country.
Allen Carlson, associate professor of government and an expert in Chinese politics at Cornell University, says the developments in Hong Kong stand as a warning that China will be one of the first issues on Biden’s foreign policy agenda come January.
Adam Smith, director of the Cornell University Institute of Archaeology and Materials Studies, and Lori Khatchadourian, professor of Near Eastern studies, say the Russia-brokered agreement will have wide-spread impacts on archaeological sites in the contested region.
Cornell experts are available to discuss issues surrounding Tuesday's election pitting President Donald Trump against former Vice President Joe Biden including misinformation, polling and public opinion.
Mason Peck, professor of astronautical engineering at Cornell University and former NASA Chief Technologist, comments on the upcoming 20 year anniversary of humanity living in Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station.
Sarah Kreps, professor of government at Cornell University, says accounts of foreign interference, such as the e-mail campaign allegedly organized by Iran, introduce “noise into the system” regardless of whether the culprits are identified.
Gustavo Flores-Macias is an associate professor of government at Cornell University and says the arrest of General Cienfuegos in Los Angeles this week is significant because it opens the door for López Obrador to pursue charges against other Mexican officials, including former president Enrique Peña Nieto.
Tamara Loos, professor of history and Thai studies at Cornell University, says the events of this week indicate that Thailand has reached a tipping point, with widespread protests necessitating a response from the regime and monarchy.
Sabrina Karim, assistant professor of government at Cornell University, studies police and peacekeeping in post-conflict states with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She comments on the news that authorities in Nigeria disbanded a controversial police unit after citizens outcry about its abuses.