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Simon Saradzhyan

Simon Saradzhyan

Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Telephone: 617-496-8228
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Email: simon_saradzhyan@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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September 10, 2012

"Turncoats and Converts Make a Deadly Terrorist Mix"

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Events of one August day in Russia's volatile republic of Dagestan have once again highlighted how turncoats can enhance terrorists' capabilities to carry out deadly attacks in the North Caucasus and other regions of Russia.

 

 

AP Photo

August 30, 2012

"In Russia, Putin is Tightening the Screws"

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Half a year  since Vladimir Putin’s election for a third presidential team, it is crystal clear that the expectations of a “Putin 2.0” raised by his aides during the campaign are plain unrealistic (unless, of course, “2” refers to the number of years that some of the more vocal critics of the Kremlin may have to spend in prison).

 

 

(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti)

August 10, 2012

"Allegations of Medvedev's Indecisiveness Help Justify Putin's Return to Kremlin"

Op-Ed, Power & Policy Blog

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Belfer Center Fellow Simon Saradzhyan offers an inside view of the Medvedev/Putin relationship and why Putin “had to come back to the Kremlin four years after stepping down and backing Medvedev to succeed him as Russia’s president.” Saradzhyan writes that this act may have been connected to Medvedev’s behavior or perceived behavior during the 2008 war in Georgia as noted in a YouTube clip showing three former high-ranking Russian commanders accusing Russia’s then Commander-in-Chief Dmitry Medvedev of indecisiveness during the initial stage of the 2008 war.

 

 

August 10, 2012

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: June-July 2012

Newsletter

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter is a forum for discussing nuclear terrorism and actions to contribute to improved joint US-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism. Available in both English and Russian.

 

 

(U.S. Department of Defense)

June 24, 2012

"Vital Interdependence"

Op-Ed, Russia in Global Affairs

By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

In a recent op-ed published in Russia in Global Affairs the Belfer Center's Kevin Ryan and Simon Saradzhyan argue that at a time when deep U.S. defense budget cuts are underway, supporters of continued U.S. missile defense development should consider the potential for cutting costs that cooperation with Russia could offer.

 

 

June 11, 2012

"The Special Senate Committee on Anti-terrorism"

Testimony

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom and Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

On June 11, 2012, the Belfer Center's William Tobey, Matthew Bunn and Simon Saradzhyan testified before Canada's upper house of parliament, the Senate, on the threat of nuclear terrorism and strategies to combat it.

 

 

June 6, 2012

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: April-May 2012

Newsletter

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter is a forum for discussing nuclear terrorism and actions to contribute to improved joint US-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism. Available in both English and Russian.

 

 

AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service

April 26, 2012

"Global Insider: Russia-China Military Ties Growing Despite Friction"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, World Politics Review

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Russia and China launched their first joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea on Monday. In an email interview, Simon Saradzhyan, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, discussed military cooperation between Russia and China.

 

 

April 12, 2012

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: February-March 2012

Newsletter

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter is a forum for discussing nuclear terrorism and actions to contribute to improved joint US-Russian assessment of the threat of nuclear terrorism. Available in both English and Russian.

 

 

Presidential Press and Information Office of Russia

April 5, 2012

"Dealing With the Outside World"

Op-Ed, Russia Profile.org

By Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Nabi Abdullaev

Simon Saradzhyan writes that the past parliamentary and presidential elections have demonstrated that Putin’s domestic power base is shrinking, especially in large cities where many voters question the results of the polls and the legitimacy of Putin’s return to the Kremlin. To shore up support at home, Saradzhyan believes, "Putin could be expected to project himself as a more fervent guardian of Russia’s interests and its allies vis-à-vis the West than Medvedev while making sure his rethoric does not cross any lines that may cause substantial damage to the benefits that Russia derives from improved relations with both the United States and the EU achieved by his predecessor."

 

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