President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd as he leaves the New York Times building following a meeting on Nov. 22, 2016 (AP).


Trump's Russia Dilemma

November 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump faces a delicate dance when it comes to Russia. On the one hand, he must resist Putin's efforts to overturn the post-WWII status-quo, while at the same time cooperating with Russia when our interests overlaps, writes Joseph Nye in The National InterestMore ›

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Hacking Allegations Show U.S. Elections Are a Mess

Bruce Schneier in The Washington Post.

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When Fidel Castro Came to Harvard

Graham Allison on what might have been.

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November 2016

Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship

By Robert D. Blackwill, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Philip H. Gordon

"The U.S.-Israel relationship is in trouble," warn Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellows Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon in a new Council Special Report, Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship.



November 14, 2016

"The Two-Hundred-Year Era of 'Left' and 'Right' Is Over"

Foreign Policy

By Emile Simpson, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program

"...[I]t was the globalization of the 1990s, inspired by the neoliberal economics of the 1980s, that pushed the West into a postindustrial phase in the first place, as manufacturing jobs moved to emerging markets. That was great for western shareholders; not so great for western factory workers. The left and right model of political normality started to come apart; 30 years later, we have Brexit, President Trump, and the prospect of Président Le Pen."



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November 14, 2016

"A badly designed US stimulus will only hurt the working class"

Financial Times

By Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor

Following a brief market plunge, the President-elect’s speech on Tuesday night was more conciliatory than many expected and emphasised his commitment to infrastructure investment. Investors have, on balance, concluded that the combination of a shift to very expansionary fiscal policy and major reductions in regulation in sectors ranging from energy to finance to drug pricing will raise demand and reflate the American economy.



November 13, 2016

"Attribution from Behind the Veil of Ignorance"

The National Interest

By Jessica Malekos Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cyber Security Project

"Perfect selective attribution is the most well-balanced in accounting for social justice and security culture needs. The reason being is that it enables all cyber stakeholders with the freedom of choice in disclosing their true personal and/or organizational attributes to an intended recipient, and equally importantly, to what extent. And although each actor is endowed with the power of freedom of choice, every cyber action is also accompanied by the freedom of failure."


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