Opinion pieces written by Bucknell faculty and staff

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Why Does China Still Play Second Fiddle?
By Zhiqun Zhu, MacArthur Chair of East Asian Politics
Published in The Diplomat, Sept. 19, 2013

The cold brilliance of Obama's Syria Strategy
By Willliam R. Gruver,  Howard I. Scott Clinical Professor of Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership
Published in The Harrisburg Patriot-News, June 24, 2013

Don't subject CARICOM to ideological views
By Hilbourne Watson, professor of international relations
Published in Jamaica Gleaner, June 2, 2013

Elite Colleges are as Foreign as Mars
By Claire Vaye Watkins, assistant professor of English
Published in The New York Times, March 28, 2013

North Korea's nuclear test and policy failure
By Zhiqun Zhu, MacArthur Chair of East Asian Politics and associate professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Korea Times, March 12, 2013

Big picture of China lost in the debates
By Zhiqun Zhu, associate professor of political science and international relations
Published by CNN, Oct. 29, 2012

JP Morgan's Loss Provides Lessons for Reformers
By William Gruver, Howard I. Scott Clinical Professor of Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership
Published in The Street, May 17, 2012

How seniors benefit our towns, cities
By Peter Karl Kresl, professor emeritus of economics
Published in The Daily Item, Feb. 5, 2012

PSU needs an outside influence
By William Gruver, Howard I. Scott Clinical Professor of Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership
Published in The Harrisburg Patriot-News, Feb. 5, 2012

Why GE heads for China
By Peter Karl Kresl, professor emeritus of economics
Published in The Daily Item, Jan. 8, 2012

Am I a liberal?
By Peter Karl Kresl, professor emeritus of economics
Published in The Daily Item, Dec. 25, 2011

Capitalism is the Enemy of Democracy
By David Kristjanson-Gural, associate professor of economics
Published in Truthout, Dec. 13, 2011

Protest and Celebrate
By David Kristjanson-Gural, associate professor of economics
Published in The Daily Item, Dec. 10, 2011

School choice is goose chase
By Abe Feuerstein, associate professor of education and associate dean of social sciences
Published in The Daily Item, Dec. 4, 2011

What's behind OWS movement?
By Peter Karl Kresl, professor emeritus of economics
Published in The Daily Item, Nov. 27, 2011

Haiti's Development Paradigm
By Eric Martin, assistant professor of management
Published in Caribbean Journal, Nov. 14, 2011

Let's occupy together
By David Kristjanson-Gural, associate professor of economics
Published in The Daily Item, Nov. 5, 2011

A multi-pronged approach to alcohol abuse
By Pete Mackey, vice president for communication and community relations
Published in The Daily Item, Oct. 28, 2011

Whom to invite
By Pete Mackey, vice president for communications and community relations
Published in Inside Higher Education, May 27, 2011

Bond vigilantes pose greatest threat to America's economy
By William Gruver, Howard I. Scott Clinical Professor of Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership
Published in The Patriot-News, April 1, 2011

The other half
By Eugenia Gerdes, professor of psychology and dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences
Published in Inside Higher Education, March 24, 2011

Cultural gap hinders U.S.-China ties
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in Taipei Times, Feb. 1, 2011

Architectural reclamation a boon to sustainability
By Ann Echols, visiting assistant professor of management
Published in The Centre County Daily Times, Jan. 27, 2011

China's Hu can rightly ask Obama: What have you done for me lately?
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 17, 2011

The real transformational leader: Obama or the tea party?
By William Gruver, Howard I. Scott Clinical Professor of Global Commerce, Strategy and Leadership
Published in The Patriot-News, Dec. 16, 2010

North Korea tests U.S.-China relations
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Korea Times, Dec. 13, 2010

The Korea crisis and China's policy
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in e-International Relations, June 2, 2010

U.S. wrongly blames China for economic woes
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Patriot-News, April 5, 2010

Smart Regulation: Lessons from China
By William Gruver, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Management and executive-in-residence
Published in Directorship, March 23, 2010

Smart reform: Elevator equity
By William Gruver, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Management and executive-in-residence
Published in Directorship, March 16, 2010

For smart reform, leverage needs to be reined in
By William Gruver, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Management and executive-in-residence
Published in Directorship, March 9, 2010

Obama learns the three T's the hard way
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Journal, Feb. 17, 2010

It's the economists stupid
By David Kristjanson-Gural, associate professor of economics
Published in Common Dreams, Feb. 2, 2010

Fog of war
By William Gruver, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Management and executive-in-residence
Published in The New Republic, Dec. 8, 2009

Animal, vegetable, miserable
By Gary Steiner, professor of philosophy
Published in The New York Times, Nov. 22, 2009

Clean air is key in talks between Hu and Obama
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Taipei Times, Nov. 13, 2009

Joined at the hip
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in the Beijing Review, Sept. 22, 2009

Finally 'Thirtysomething'?
By Porochista Khakpour, visiting assistant professor of English
Published in The New York Times, Aug. 23, 2009

Should Obama sign a peace treaty with North Korea?
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Christian Science Monitor, July 28, 2009

Prepare for post-Kim Jong-il era
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in The Korea Times, July 14, 2009

South Korea in a new Asia initiative
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in Asia Times Online, June 30, 2009

Islamic Revolution Barbie
By Porochista Khakpour, visiting assistant professor of English
Published in The New York Times, March 8, 2009

Why men must change
By Linden Lewis, professor of sociology
Published in Stabroek News (Guyana), March 7, 2009

Bad bankers
By David Kristjanson-Gural, associate professor of economics
Published in The Daily Item, Feb. 26, 2009

Government needs to restrict Wall Street firms
By William Gruver, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Management and executive-in-residence
Published in The New Republic, Feb. 25, 2009

Beijing's diplomatic blitz gathers pace
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in Asia Times Online, Feb. 24, 2009

Weakest link in U.S.-China ties endures
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in Asia Times Online, Dec. 24, 2008

Culture of accumulation isn't sustainable
By Paul Shrivastava, professor of management
Published in The Patriot-News, Dec. 21, 2008

Forget Bush's war and work with Asia
By Zhiqun Zhu, professor of political science and international relations
Published in Asia Times Online, Oct. 24, 2008

A big regulator for the little investor
By William Gruver, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Management and executive-in-residence
Published in The New York Times, Sept. 13, 2008

African nations need political stability
By Berhanu Nega, visiting international scholar in the economics department
Published in The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News, March 16, 2008

The choice in Pakistan: Democracy or jihadist rule
By Paul Shrivastava, professor of management
Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 13, 2007

Rethinking college rankings
By Brian C. Mitchell, president
Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 4, 2007

My Turn: 'Main Street' blossoms
By Charles Pollock, vice president for external relations
Published in The Daily Item of Sunbury, Pa., July 15, 2007

Divide and conquer
By William Gruver, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Management and executive-in-residence
Published in The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News, March 18, 2007

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