Expert Alert: Rice U. political scientist available to discuss situation with North Korea

By Newsroom America Feeds at 9 Aug 2017

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Amy McCaig 713-348-6777 amym@rice.edu

Rice U. expert available to discuss situation with North Korea

HOUSTON – (Aug. 9, 2017) – As U.S. President Donald Trump promises “fire and fury” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-tweets-news-report-citing-anonymous-sources-on-n-korea-movements/2017/08/08/47a9b9c0-7c48-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.0392a1351452) for North Korea should the country strike the U.S. territory of Guam, Rice political scientist Richard Stoll (https://politicalscience.rice.edu/richard-stoll) is available to discuss the situation and what can be expected.

http://news.rice.edu/files/2015/01/stoll2.png“The current situation with North Korea contains a number of elements: continued progress by North Korea toward developing intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads and escalating rhetoric by both North Korea and the U.S.,” Stoll said. “It will be very difficult -- even with the new sanctions approved by the United Nations -- to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. So the situation is dangerous, but there is reason to believe it can be resolved without violence.”

Stoll is the Albert Thomas Professor of Political Science (https://politicalscience.rice.edu/richard-stoll) in Rice’s School of Social Sciences and a scholar (https://www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/richard-stoll/) at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. His research focuses on forecasting terrorism and the quantitative study of international conflict, which he studies by using both statistical analysis and computer simulation. He is quoted regularly by local and national media outlets on issues involving national security and international conflict.

To schedule an interview with Stoll, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.

Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.

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Related materials:

Richard Stoll bio: https://politicalscience.rice.edu/richard-stoll

Richard Stoll Baker Institute bio: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/richard-stoll/

Rice Department of Political Science: https://politicalscience.rice.edu/

Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2015/01/stoll2.png

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