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William H. Tobey

William H. Tobey

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Email: william_tobey@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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AP

March 23, 2016

"The All-Too-Human Reason Nuclear Material Isn’t Secure Enough"

Op-Ed, Defense One

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The security failures revealed by Sister Megan Rice at the Y-12 National Security Complex at Oak Ridge, Tennessee were legion, rooted in complacency and poor training. We must have a culture committed to continuous improvement. If people are to create an excellent security culture, they must be trained and certified as competent.

 

 

March 17, 2016

"Reviewing the Administration’s Nuclear Agenda"

Testimony

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Senior Fellow William Tobey testified on March 17, 2016, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on "Reviewing the Administration’s Nuclear Agenda."

 

 

AP

March 14, 2016

"The Qualities of Command"

Op-Ed, Foreign Policy

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The president of the United States has many responsibilities, but none is more important than Article Two of the Constitution’s charge that the president shall be commander in chief of our armed forces. Anyone who would demean a service member’s heroic pursuit of duty, or even contemplate issuing unlawful orders to commit war crimes and expect them to be obeyed (as Trump did when he threatened to attack the families of terrorists), is unfit for any rank in the U.S. military, let alone service as commander in chief.

 

 

AP

February 3, 2016

"Fresh Thinking on Highly Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Conversions"

Op-Ed, Nuclear Security Matters

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Through several programmatic evolutions, U.S. efforts to convert HEU research reactors and to repatriate fresh and spent fuel, have significantly advanced efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism.  Unavoidable technical and political factors have slowed this progress.  To maintain the program’s momentum, fresh thinking will be necessary and deserves support from the executive and legislative branches of government.

 

 

AP

December 3, 2015

"Iran Lied About Its Nuclear Program. What Is the United States Going to Do About It?"

Op-Ed, Foreign Policy

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The July deal did not solve the Iran nuclear program. At best it delayed it. America and her allies, however, must join together quickly to prepare for the day in a decade or so when the question will again be upon us.

 

 

AP

September 8, 2015

"Are Iranian Military Bases Off-Limits to Inspection?"

Op-Ed, Real Clear Politics

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

If Iran can deny inspectors access to military sites, it will create an enormous sanctuary for clandestine nuclear weapons work. The Parchin site alone encompasses hundreds of buildings spread over a dozen square miles. If military sites in Iran are off limits to IAEA inspection, the “strongest nonproliferation agreement ever negotiated” will include the largest loophole in arms control history.

 

 

AP

August 24, 2015

"Why Those Secret Iran Side Deals Matter"

Op-Ed, Real Clear Politics

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Judith Miller

It is past time to disclose and explain Iran’s secret deals with the International Atomic Energy Agency. Although the White House has downplayed the importance of these arrangements, calling them “side deals,” they raise questions that go to the heart of President Obama’s claim that the agreement the six leading powers struck with Iran will deny it a bomb for at least 10 to15 years. These “side” understandings are crucial to evaluating the potential effectiveness of the July agreement, although Secretary of State John Kerry claims not to have read them. A draft of one of them has leaked to the Associated Press, but it raises more questions than it answers.

 

 

AP

August 5, 2015

"How Congress Could Make the Iran Deal Work"

Op-Ed, Real Clear Politics

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Judith Miller

"The Iran deal is flawed, but its outright rejection would not advance American interests. Congress should plug some holes and mitigate other weaknesses. Most important, it can provide Iran with stronger incentives to comply with the deal."

 

 

AP

July 28, 2015

"Can the P5+1’s Vienna Deal Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Breakout?"

Presentation

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

On July 28, Hudson Institute hosted a timely conversation on the Iran nuclear deal with Senator Tom Cotton and a panel of leading experts including William Tobey of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Hudson Senior Fellows Michael Doran, Hillel Fradkin, and Lee Smith.

 

 

AP

July 21, 2015

"The Experts Assess the Iran Agreement of 2015"

Op-Ed, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"The nuclear deal reached on July 14, 2015 between six world powers and Iran is baffling. It raises many important questions and leaves others unanswered."

 
Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.