President Barack Obama talks with European leaders before their meeting in Hannover, Germany, April 25, 2016 (White House).


It's Time for a Reset

December 6, 2016

The renaissance of nationalism and resistance to globalization appears to be universal, warns Lawrence Summers in The New York Times. To combat it, we need to redirect the global economic dialogue to the promotion of “responsible nationalism” rather than on international integration for its own sake. More ›

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Walt: The (Con)Fusion of Civilizations More ›


The Overloaded Prisons of Iraq

Iraq and Kurdistan can't handle all the prisoners.

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Office Hours: David Petraeus

The ultramarathon approach to defeating ISIS.

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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 28, 2016

"Wishful Thinking and Vital Interests"

The National Interest

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

First and foremost, the next U.S. President must do everything possible to prevent an accidental U.S.-Russian war, now the likeliest it’s been since the end of the Cold War.



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December 5, 2016

"The Fate Of Nuclear Power In Vietnam"

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Viet Phuong Nguyen, Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

For more than a decade there has been talk of a global “nuclear renaissance,” and until recently Vietnam looked to be part of it, making plans to build nuclear infrastructure and taking the necessary steps to become a member of the international nuclear community. Then, last month, after a year or more of troubling signs, the government officially suspended its nuclear development plans.



November 23, 2016

"U.S. Elections are a Mess, Even Though There's No Evidence This One Was Hacked"

The Washington Post, PostEverything Blog

By Bruce Schneier, Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"Accountability is a major problem for U.S. elections. The candidates are the ones required to petition for recounts, and we throw the matter into the courts when we can't figure it out. This all happens after an election, and because the battle lines have already been drawn, the process is intensely political. Unlike many other countries, we don't have an independent body empowered to investigate these matters."


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