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March 10, 2021. Asked by Israeli daily Ha'aretz to comment on President Biden's recent airstrikes on Syria, Kal Raustiala responded, “[T]he issue becomes: Are you invited by the state involved? It's fine if you're invited to do that by the sovereign, or if you have a [UN] Security Council resolution, or you're engaged in self-defense.” Raustiala, director of the Burkle Center for International Relations and professor of law at UCLA, added, “A country like the United States typically wants to stop the attack, and make sure it never happens again, but some people are uncomfortable with that.”
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Feb. 22, 2020. Ben Radd, research fellow at the Center for Middle East Development, spoke on KPCC's "AirTalk" about U.S. plans to rejoin the JCPOA in the current international setting. While many Arab nations are more closely aligned against Iran than several years ago, Radd pointed out, "The Europeans... are eager to get Iran back into compliance.They were very much opposed to the United States withdrawing and also [against] attempts last year by then Secretray of State Pompeo to reimpose United Nations sanctions against Iran."
Feb. 26, 2021. See Radd's comments on the evolving U.S.-Saudi relationship on BCC World News.
UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Haaretz article, "This Time, AIPAC Stays Silent on Netanyahu's Alliance With Far-right, Anti-gay Party" (February 17, 2021).
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“Public health researchers, practitioners, and advocates should be prepared to rise to the current moment and stand with immigrants to achieve health equity,” writes Steven P. Wallace (Fielding School of Public Health), associated faculty member of the Center for the Study of International Migration, and co-author Maria-Elena De Trinidad Young (UCLA Ph.D., 2018) of UC Merced, in the American Journal of Public Health. The authors outline priorities for overcoming structural racism with respect to immigrants in their op-ed piece.