Belfer Center Named Top University Think Tank

January 26, 2015

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has been ranked the best university-affiliated research center in the world.

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January 25, 2015

For Prudent Crisis Planning On Terror

How Obama & Modi can develop intelligence and counter-terror cooperation and foil future attacks on India: The Hindu



January 22, 2015

"Rebuilding U.S.-Russian Nuclear Security Cooperation"

Nuclear Security Matters

By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom

"As the Boston Globe reported Monday, Russia has put a stop, for now, to most U.S.-Russian nuclear security cooperation.  Russian, U.S., and world security will be in more danger as a result.  But some small pieces of cooperation continue – and with creativity and effort, it may be possible to rebuild a robust nuclear security dialogue of equals, rather than a donor-recipient relationship..."



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Janaury 22, 2015

"A 'Big Bang' in Israeli Politics?"

American Interest

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"The need for major reforms in the areas of health, education, housing, and even national security strategy are common to many countries, but the ability of Israel's governmental system to deliver these public goods is increasingly in question."



August 11, 2014

"From Fighting to Ceasefire in Gaza"

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

By Dennis Ross, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

When the Palestinian unity agreement was signed this spring, Hamas wanted the PA to assume the burden of governance while its own cadres maintained control over Gaza's weapons. Once Abbas refused to transfer funds to the group, however, this scenario did not materialize, spurring Hamas to start a war.



Leonard J. DeFrancisci

January 22, 2015

"Time to Revise America's Cuban Immigration Policy"

The National Interest

By Jill Goldenziel, Research Fellow, International Security Program

"To encourage Cuba to improve its human-rights record and commitment to the rule of law, the United States must lead the way by bringing its own policies toward asylum-seekers into compliance with international law."



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"The closer we get to the end game, the more incentive he has to stretch it out."

Gary Samore, on the delayed disarmament process in Syria

The Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International affairs has been ranked the world's top University Affiliated Think Tank for 2014.

The annual ranking were issued by University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. More Info ›