The Sequoyah Nuclear Generating Station in Tennessee (Tennessee Valley Authority).


Cancel the Plutonium Fuel Factory

July 22, 2016

Twenty years ago, Matthew Bunn and Gary Samore helped launch a program to to turn excess plutonium into fuel for reactors. Now, with costs ballooning to over $30 billion, they say the program should be cancelled. More

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The Cost of Reprocessing in China More ›


Behind the Scenes of the Iran Deal

Wendy Sherman sits down with Juliette Kayyem.

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The Misguided Logic of Keeping Calm in the Face of Terror

Emile Simpson in Foreign Policy.

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July 20, 2016

"Modern Conquest"

Foreign Affairs

By Dan Altman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program

"Conquest is a regular feature of war. But it is generally accepted that globalization and growing economic interconnectedness has stitched the world together in such a way that fighting each other for land is no longer pragmatic. Then in 2014, Russia stunned the world by annexing Crimea...."



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July 18, 2016

Harvard Project Director Robert Stavins Receives Environmental Award

By Robert C. Stowe

Harvard Project Director Robert N. Stavins was awarded the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Award on July 12, 2016, which is presented annually by the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) to a leader in advancing environmental policy in California. CCEEB is a coalition of business, labor, and public leaders seeking to promote both a sound economy and a healthy environment. The award is named after the former California governor, founding CCEEB Chairman, and father of current Governor Jerry Brown.



May 31, 2016

"Foreign Cooperation and Proliferation in South Asia"

By Jayita Sarkar, Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

"Nuclear South Asia: An Analyst's Guide to India, Pakistan, and the Bomb" is a free, open online course from the Stimson Center that addresses nuclear themes and challenges in South Asia. It is meant to provide strategic analysts in India and Pakistan—and the interested public in all countries—a platform to study these issues and engage in a serious, informed conversation. MTA Associate Jayita Sarkar delivered Section 2's Lecture 3.



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July 14, 2016

"Deterrence Has Kept Hezbollah and Israel At Bay for 10 Years"

The National Interest

By Daniel Sobelman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program

"Both parties have learned to adopt a strategy of deterrence that meets the theoretical prerequisites of deterrence as laid out in the literature. In fact, both have come to describe the conflict as being governed by mutual deterrence."


<em>International Security</em>

The spring 2016 issue of the quarterly journal International Security
is now available

  1. Of Course China, Like All Great Powers, Will Ignore an International Legal Verdict
  2. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies
  3. Ideal Qualities of a Successful Diplomat
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