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Chip supply chains at risk as China fires back at West

Fletcher’s Chris Miller says he is "surprised by the success" of the United States’ coalition of countries enacting semiconductor export restrictions aimed at China. Miller is quoted from a recent American Enterprise Institute event.

Putin’s Dystopian Plan for Post-Mutiny Russia Revealed.

Daily Beast
Fletcher Visiting Scholar Pavel Luzin comments on the significance of Russia’s introduction of new state-owned military companies, which he says “are the next probable episode of the fragmentation of military power typical for many authoritarian regimes.”

The Semiconductor Struggle

New York Times
Fletcher’s Chris Miller is quoted from the July 12 New York Times Magazine article on the Biden administration's efforts to prevent China from getting access to cutting-edge semiconductors. 

Impunity over Wagner mutiny signals further degradation of rule of law in Russia

The Conversation
Fletcher Visiting Scholar Maxim Krupskiy examines how the recent armed rebellion by Russian private military company the Wagner Group against President Vladimir Putin and the shocking lack of criminal repercussions for these actions characterizes “a new stage of degradation of the Russian legal system.”

Massachusetts veterinarians are helping aid abandoned animals in Ukraine

Boston Globe
As part of Cummings School’s collaboration on efforts to increase the number of veterinarians in Ukraine, Dean Alastair Cribb arranged to have a Ukrainian veterinarian who fled his country to work at Cummings and act as a liaison between Ukrainian veterinarians and the International Aid Committee.

The W.H.O. Says Aspartame Is ‘Possibly Carcinogenic.’ What Does That Mean?

New York Times
Distinguished Professor and Friedman School Dean Emeritus Dariush Mozaffarian is quoted about the new World Health Organization findings on the artificial sweetener aspartame, saying, “The larger challenge is that with aspartame, like other additives, there’s just not enough science to say definitively, ‘Yes, this causes cancer’ or ‘No, it doesn’t.’”