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Released: 28-Jan-2022 9:40 AM EST
Hard Barriers and Soft Power: Study Assesses Outsider Perceptions of Border Walls
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Regardless of a person's national origin, this study found that border walls carry universal meaning in people's minds: Border walls cause people to lower their regard for countries on both sides of the wall, and particularly so for the country that built the wall. This may diminish a country's "soft power" - the perceived attractiveness of the country's culture, foreign policy, and values - leading to diminished influence.

Released: 19-Jan-2022 11:45 AM EST
Parties lead and voters follow
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Party polarization tends to come before voter polarization, according to new research co-led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: WashU Experts: What the future holds for Ukraine, Kazakhstan
Released: 13-Jan-2022 1:30 PM EST
WashU Experts: What the future holds for Ukraine, Kazakhstan
Washington University in St. Louis

With decades of combined experience in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, Washington University social anthropologists Michael Frachetti and James V. Wertsch share their perspectives on the future of these countries following unrest.

Released: 12-Nov-2021 3:45 PM EST
Austria will impose a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Will it be the first country in the world to do so? Not entirely.

Austria will impose a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Will it be the first country in the world to do so? Not entirely.

Released: 19-Oct-2021 5:05 PM EDT
The problems with supply chains did not just start when President Biden took office

In response to the continued supply chain woes people are feeling around the globe, Texas congressman Lance Gooden tweeted, "The United States didn't have a supply chain crisis until Joe Biden became president."

Released: 19-Oct-2021 5:05 PM EDT
The claim that supply chain problems started with the Biden presidency is off the mark
Northern Arizona University

Today's supply chain problems are the result of long-term changes to manufacturing and supply chain management and short-term issues related to COVID, the economy and governmental action.

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Released: 4-Oct-2021 3:15 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Leverage Fact Check to Promote Experts: Newswise Live Webinar on Sept. 29th

Join the Newswise editorial team to learn how our Fact Check submission option can help your experts get placements with their commentary about important topics.

Released: 23-Sep-2021 12:45 PM EDT
Bolsonaro claims about his environmental protection record at the U.N. General Assembly meeting stretch the truth

President Bolsonaro of Brazil was the first head of state to address this year's UN General Assembly in New York. At one point of his speech, Bolsonaro spoke about the progress Brazil is making in terms of environmental conservation, particularly the Amazon rain forest. In his comments on the environment, we find his claim to be misleading.

Released: 26-Aug-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Experts available to discuss 20th anniversary of 9/11
DePaul University

As the United States approaches the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001, DePaul University faculty and experts are available to give commentary and insight. Their expertise is wide-ranging, including foreign relations, diplomacy, history and religion.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 16-Aug-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Afghanistan crisis: The Taliban has been preparing for years. Here’s why the US, international community won’t stop them.
Washington University in St. Louis

Over the past few weeks, the Taliban has quickly taken control of major cities throughout Afghanistan, unraveling 20 years of efforts under United States occupation. Fear and uncertainty only intensified after the Taliban installed themselves in the presidential palace in Kabul on Aug. 15.William Nomikos, assistant professor of political science in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St.

Released: 16-Aug-2021 4:55 PM EDT
New study analyzes global environmental consequences of weakening US-China trade relationship
University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science

A new study has found that United States would face intensifying nitrogen and phosphorus pollution and increasing irrigation water usage in agricultural production as a result of persistent US-China trade tension, such as China’s retaliatory tariffs on US agriculture.

Released: 28-Jun-2021 11:05 AM EDT
U.S. Presidents’ Narcissism Linked to International Conflict
Ohio State University

The most narcissistic U.S. presidents since 1897 preferred to instigate conflicts with other great power countries without seeking support from allies, a new study suggests.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 6:05 AM EDT
What's Next for China-U.S. Relations
University of California, Irvine

Four UCI faculty offer insights on the future of U.S.-China relations, covering topics as wide-ranging as educational exchange programs to Hollywood portrayals.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 5:55 PM EDT
Keeping the peace
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on how — and in what context — peacekeepers can contain the spread of violence in fragile post-conflict areas.