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Graham Allison

Graham Allison

Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

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Email: graham_allison@harvard.edu

 

 

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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; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, 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 11, 2006

Assessing our Adversaries

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, 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; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, 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?

 

 

July 16, 2006

Misplaced `misunderestimation'

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, 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; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, 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; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

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

 

 

July 9, 2006

Worse Than You Think

Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Bush Administration's North Korea policy is a failure.

 

 

May 25, 2006

Senate Should Confirm Hayden

Op-Ed, Chicago Tribune

By Bob Graham, Former Senior Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2005-2006 and Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

As a former Democratic senator who chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a former assistant secretary of defense in the Clinton administration, we strongly support the confirmation of Gen. Michael Hayden to be the director of the CIA. If confirmed, we believe he will be a great, potentially even legendary leader of an organization desperately in need of continuity of effective leadership.

 

 

April 30, 2006

Acquiescense, Attack, and a Nuclear Iran

Op-Ed, Miami Herald

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

The emerging U.S.-Iran confrontation is a slow motion Cuban Missile Crisis in which events are moving, seemingly inexorably, toward a showdown at which President Bush will be forced to choose between acquiescence in a nuclear Iran and a military attack to prevent that outcome.

 

 

Spring 2006

A Nuclear Terrorism Report Card

Magazine or Newspaper Article, National Interest, issue No. 83

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

In the first debate of the 2004 presidential campaign, the moderator asked the two candidates: What is the single most serious threat to American national security? Both answered: nuclear terrorism.

 

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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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