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Graham Allison

Graham Allison

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

Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Member of the Board

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Telephone: (617) 496-6099
Fax: (617) 495-1905
Email: graham_allison@harvard.edu

 

 

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2006 (continued)

September/October 2006

Churchill, Not Quite

Journal Article, The National Interest

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

PRESIDENT BUSH has identified the nexus of terrorism and nuclear weapons as "the single largest threat to American national security." Indeed, he has said that the United States is currently engaged in World War III and put a bust of Winston Churchill in his office. The question he should ask himself is: What would Churchill do facing a grave threat to his society and way of life? How closely do the president's actions mirror his model? An American Churchill confronting a threat of such monumental proportions would make defeating this challenge the organizing principle of U.S. foreign policy.

 

 

September 2006

Confronting the Spector of Nuclear Terrorism

Book

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

Most world leaders agree that nuclear terrorism represents the gravest international security challenge today. Many scholars and practitioners, however, argue that the United States remains ill-prepared to cope with this serious and real threat.

 

 

September 2006

Advancing Against Nuclear Terrorism

Journal Article, IAEA Bulletin, issue 1, volume 48

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

In this IAEA Bulletin Viewpoint, "Advancing Against Nuclear Terrorism," Graham Allison discusses the significant steps taken by Presidents Bush and Putin at the St. Petersburg G-8 summit in July 2006 to address the threat of nuclear terrorism.

 

 

August 31, 2006

"Globalization, Terrorism, and the U.S. Relationship with Russia"

Book Chapter

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

"Following the September 11 attacks on America, the great power relationship between the United States and Russia changed significantly...."

 

 

August 11, 2006

Assessing our Adversaries

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

As the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks become a more distant memory, many Americans comfort themselves with the thought that 9/11 was a freak accident or a 100-year flood.

 

 

July 23, 2006

Hold North Korea Accountable for Its Nuclear Arms

Op-Ed, Baltimore Sun

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

Could North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Il, sell Osama bin Laden a nuclear weapon or the fissile material from which terrorists could make a nuclear bomb?

 

 

Summer 2006

"From the Director"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

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

Belfer Center Director Graham Allison comments on the issues discussed at the annual International Council meeting, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's recent meeting with students and Belfer Center fellows, and recognizes the recent work of Belfer Center faculty. Allison also wishes farewell to Cara Fitzpatrick and Moira Whelan.

 

 

July 16, 2006

Misplaced `misunderestimation'

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

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

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. Bush has complained that opponents tend to "misunderestimate" him. Could he be misunderestimating his North Korean opponent, Kim Jong Il?

 

 

July 14, 2006

For Energy Security, Think Nuclear

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

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

Who is the No. 1 producer of energy in the world today? Russia. Who is the No. 1 exporter of energy in the world today? Again, Russia. Who is the No. 1 consumer of energy in the world today? The United States. So it is no accident, as the Russians say, that President Vladimir Putin chose "energy security" as the banner for the G-8 in St. Petersburg this week.

 

 

July 12, 2006

G8 Global Report Card on Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

Report

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

Graham Allison creates a report card on global efforts/non-efforts on preventing nuclear terrorism.

 

Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe

Graham Allison, founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a former top official at the Pentagon, and one of America’s leading scholars of nuclear strategy and national security, presents the evidence and argument that led him to two provocative conclusions: a nuclear terrorist attack on an American city is inevitable on our current course and speed, but preventable if we act now. 

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