Prof. Susan Whiting interviewed on Chinese cable network SinovisionNet regarding why Chinese President Xi Jinping's first stop is Seattle. (Site in Chinese but Prof. Whiting's interview in English starting at 0:47.)
Chinese President Xi Jinping's first stop on his United States tour isn't the White House — it's Seattle, where he will meet with U.S. technology companies eager to expand in China but concerned about Beijing increasing its already tight grip on electronic communication. Xi and a host of tech leaders from both nations are expected to attend the U.S-China Internet Industry Forum on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Wash. on Wednesday. This is Xi's first official state visit to the United States since he became China's president in 2013.It comes at a challenging time for the two nations, with... Read more
In theconversation.com, Professor Christopher Parker discusses the possibility of Donald Trump winning the GOP nomination, comparing him to the unlikely candidate Barry Goldwater. "As in Goldwater’s case, few gave Trump much chance to win the nomination when he announced his candidacy just over two months ago. Some still consider him a long shot. The establishment has its candidate and, like Goldwater, Trump continues to say things that cause mainstream conservatives to pause – all while gaining momentum and setting the agenda. Also like Goldwater, Trump can win the nomination with the... Read more
The school year doesn’t start until the end of September, but class is already in session for Anthony Gill. For the past five years, the political science professor has taught in the Early Fall Start program, which lets incoming freshmen earn five credits before their first quarter. Gill’s course is called Introduction to Political Economy. “We teach basic economic reasoning for political scientists,” he said. “And we play a lot of games and have a lot of fun doing it.” As far as looks go, Gill probably isn’t what new college students are expecting. Sunglasses, cowboy hat, shiny belt buckle... Read more
In recent months, racial profiling and racial bias in law enforcement and the judicial system have been making headlines. From protesters interrupting presidential candidates to the riots in Ferguson, MO and Pasco, WA, many citizens are angry and frightened, but all are demanding answers and change. Along with a panel discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and share personal experiences. The event took place on Thursday, September 7 in Yakima. Stream the live recording... Read more
When Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Washington, D.C., later this month, he’ll face a list of contentious issues — from economic tensions, to his country’s increasing military assertiveness in the South China Sea, to alleged cyberattacks by Chinese hackers. More....
Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, hasn’t minced words calling for a political revolution, which could appeal to Washington’s liberal pockets. “Liberal progressive candidates generally do well here, and I would say that would bode well for Bernie Sanders' prospects,” University of Washington political science professor Mark Smith told KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.
A new study finds that watching Spanish-language news doubles the likelihood that Latinos will vote. Donald Trump may chalk up his scuffle with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos Tuesday night in Iowa as yet another win in taking on the media. When Ramos insisted on asking questions about Trump’s immigration proposal, Trump declared “Go back to Univision,” and security escorted Ramos out of the room. But for Latino voters, it’s much more meaningful. Jorge Ramos is not just another news anchor—he’s the most trusted source of information among Latinos, according to Latino Decisions polling during the... Read more
How Donald Trump Made The GOP's Latino Problem Way Worse Donald Trump may have tangled with the wrong guy. In scorning Univision star Jorge Ramos during a Tuesday press conference -- and admitting that he didn't even know who Ramos was -- Trump signaled in a visceral way his disdain for the Latino community. "He’s talking about the fastest growing electoral block in the U.S.,” Ramos told Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Wednesday. Kelly, another Trump media nemesis, had asked whether Ramos understood why Trump might not want to answer his questions on immigration, given his bad blood with... Read more