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Released: 6-Oct-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Creating ‘political economy of hope’ at Pakistan-India border
Cornell University

Pakistani nationals of the Hindu faith migrate to India based on religion, caste, culture and history – and lately Indian government officials all the way up to the prime minister have been encouraging them to “return,” according to Natasha Raheja, assistant professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).

Released: 27-Sep-2022 8:05 AM EDT
SHRO’s Giordano Participates in Lecture with Historic Tradition
Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

This week, Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) Founder and President, Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., participates in a lecture sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Institute for European Studies.

Released: 19-Sep-2022 8:05 AM EDT
How ideology shaped the U.S. response to the Ukraine invasion
Ohio State University

Although some politicians and analysts argue that U.S. foreign policy should somehow rise above ideology, the evidence suggests that isn’t possible, according to a historian who edited a new book on the subject.

Newswise: Decoupling from China on Clean Tech Comes with Far More Risks than Rewards
Released: 15-Sep-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Decoupling from China on Clean Tech Comes with Far More Risks than Rewards
University of California San Diego

The current U.S. trajectory to decouple from China on clean energy technologies can harm national and global efforts to mitigate climate change, reveals a new University of California San Diego study published in Science.

Released: 14-Sep-2022 4:00 PM EDT
New GW Poll Shows Confidence in Government Institutions Remains Stagnant
George Washington University

Voter confidence in United States government institutions remains largely unchanged. However, significant majorities feel the U.S. economy and the nation as a whole are going in the wrong direction.

Newswise: Reaching national electric vehicle goal unlikely by 2030 without lower prices, better policy
Released: 13-Sep-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Reaching national electric vehicle goal unlikely by 2030 without lower prices, better policy
Indiana University

The U.S. government has set an ambitious national goal of reaching 50 percent penetration of plug-in electric vehicles by 2030, but a new study from researchers at Indiana University shows that the U.S. is unlikely to meet this goal unless electric vehicles become more affordable for consumers.

Released: 13-Sep-2022 11:25 AM EDT
U.S. presidential narcissism linked to longer wars
Ohio State University

U.S. wars last longer under presidents who score high on a measure of narcissism, new research suggests.

Released: 13-Sep-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral and Future of Monarchy
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and an expert on the Royal Family, is available to talk about the historical significance of the queen’s death, protocols and ceremonies leading up to her funeral, the transition of power to now King Charles III and what this all might mean for the future of the monarchy.

Newswise: Will Paris Succeed? Research Assesses if Governments Will Make Pledges a Reality
Released: 13-Sep-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Will Paris Succeed? Research Assesses if Governments Will Make Pledges a Reality
University of California San Diego

Much of the world’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change hinge on the success of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement. A new Nature Climate Change study is the first to provide scientific evidence assessing how effective governments will be at implementing their commitments to the agreement that will reduce CO2 emissions causing climate change.

Newswise: King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Released: 12-Sep-2022 3:15 PM EDT
King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Virginia Tech

King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says King Charles III reign will serve as a bridge between Queen Elizabeth II and a different, smaller Royal Family, says Marlene Koening, a librarian for Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and a recognized expert on British and European royalty.

Released: 12-Sep-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Death of Queen Elizabeth II the “end of an era”
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The death of Queen Elizabeth marks the end of an era according to Andrew Walkling, a historian at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 12-Sep-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Report shows near-total erasure of Armenian heritage sites
Cornell University

A new report from Cornell-led Caucasus Heritage Watch (CHW) has compiled decades of high-resolution satellite imagery to document the complete destruction of Armenian cultural heritage in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan beginning in the late 1990s.

Released: 31-Aug-2022 11:25 AM EDT
Scholar: Gorbachev’s legacy strikingly different in the West and Russia
University of Miami

While Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who died Tuesday at 91, may be principally remembered as a courageous reformer in the West, some Russian people will view the former Soviet leader far less respectfully, according to University of Miami lecturer and Soviet expert Marcia Beck.

Newswise: Don't understand the feud between Taiwan & China? UNLV political scientist Austin Wang has you covered.
Released: 18-Aug-2022 4:30 PM EDT
Don't understand the feud between Taiwan & China? UNLV political scientist Austin Wang has you covered.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Many Americans go about their daily routines without fear of invasion or repercussions for acknowledging their own freedom. But an ocean away, that’s the reality for Taiwan, a small island off the coast of mainland China. China and Taiwan are embroiled in a decades-long battle of acknowledgement — an unfinished civil war. And because of their history, every day is a juggling act of unresolved issues from the past, maintaining a delicate balance to ensure peace.

18-Aug-2022 9:30 AM EDT
Climate change threatens food supply chains with cascading impacts on diet quality, income – new modelling shows
University of Sydney

Modelling shows climate change and extreme weather events will impact food supply chains, with adverse effects on income, food and nutrient availability.

Released: 5-Aug-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Monkeypox can spread through contaminated clothing, although it's more likely to spread through physical contact

We rate this claim as mostly true. Among the ways monkeypox can spread is by "Touching objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels), and surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.

Released: 4-Aug-2022 1:20 PM EDT
Does China’s research and development funding reach the right firms?
Yale University

Chinese investments in research and development (R&D) have burgeoned since the turn of the century, increasing more than tenfold in absolute terms since 2000 and reaching a high of 2.4 percent of GDP in 2020.

Newswise: Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’
Released: 2-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’
University of Miami

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

Released: 22-Jul-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Evidence that asylum seekers are facing human rights violations in Croatia is now incontestable, says new study
University of Nottingham

Every week, hundreds of asylum seekers are facing extreme forms of police brutality, as well as being forcibly expelled from the EU without having their asylum claims processed by Croatian authorities, new independent research has found.

Released: 22-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Herschel Walker's claim on how China's "bad air" would move over to America is grossly inaccurate

In speaking about the Green New Deal, Herschel Walker, the former professional football player vying for a Senate seat in Georgia, incorrectly suggested that U.S. climate efforts were pointless because “China’s bad air” would simply move over into American “air space.”

Newswise: Holding Russian War Criminals Accountable
18-Jul-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Holding Russian War Criminals Accountable
Case Western Reserve University

Following numerous atrocities in Ukraine, a team of international law experts is offering a proposal for a special court in Ukraine to investigate and prosecute those responsible.

Released: 15-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Relief from high gas prices is not likely to come from more drilling, as many politicians are demanding

U.S oil and gas production is just one of many elements that drive the global oil and gas market.

Released: 11-Jul-2022 10:30 AM EDT
What’s changed in Cuba in the year since the protests?
University of Miami

University of Miami experts versed about the Caribbean nation address what has transpired since the July 11, 2021, anti-government protests.

Released: 11-Jul-2022 8:40 AM EDT
Abe assassination is a rare act of gun violence in Japan

The assassination of Shinzo Abe in Japan, where guns are strictly regulated, is not proof that gun laws have failed to prevent gun violence.