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John M. Deutch

John M. Deutch

International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

 

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2014

August 19, 2014

"Obama's Second-Term Energy Policy Is Working"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"President Obama has put energy and the environment at the top of his second-term agenda. The focus has been on climate change, and on exploiting the unexpected plenty of North American oil, gas and energy technology. The administration's progress has been notable...," writes John Deutch.

"The president's highest priority is to reduce the carbon-dioxide emissions of existing electricity generating power plants....The projected CO2 reductions—about 30% below 2005 levels by 2030—are reasonable and shouldn't significantly increase industry or consumer costs."

 

2013

March 13, 2013

"Made in America, and Everywhere Else"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Edward Steinfeld

The president's new manufacturing technology initiative understandably stresses the potential advantage to U.S. firms and workers, write John Deutch and Edward Steinfeld. However, they argue, "It doesn't acknowledge the growing global character of manufacturing, especially in high-technology fields, or the difficulty of designing assistance programs that target 'inside the U.S.' activities only."

 

2012

August 15, 2012

"The U.S. Natural-Gas Boom Will Transform The World"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

"Two summers ago, natural gas cost $4.50 per thousand cubic feet, which was less than half what it had cost two summers earlier. Today the price is under $2.50," writes John Deutch, former director of teh C.I.A. and a member of the Belfer Center's International Council. "A United States hopelessly dependent on imported oil and natural gas is a thing of the past. Most energy experts now project that North America will have the capacity to be a net exporter of oil and natural gas by the end of this decade."

 

2009

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March 30, 2009

"The Real Afghan Issue Is Pakistan"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School and John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Mr. Obama took a giant step beyond the Bush administration's "Afghanistan policy" when he named the issue "AfPak" -- Afghanistan, Pakistan and their shared, Pashtun-populated border. But this is inverted. We suggest renaming the policy "PakAf," to emphasize that, from the perspective of U.S. interests and regional stability, the heart of the problem lies in Pakistan.

 

2008

AP Photo

September 12, 2008

"Priority Energy Issues"

Testimony

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

John Deutch, MIT professor and member of the Belfer Center’s Board of Directors and International Council, testified on September 12, 2008 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources’ Senate Energy Summit on the importance of taking several simultaneous energy-related actions to achieve a sustainable future.

Deutch noted that the U.S. economy is not meeting the three great energy challenges the country faces – moving away from a petroleum based economy, reducing CO2 emissions, and managing foreign policy consequences of energy dependence.  He proposed seven priority actions the country should take - ranging from establishing a charge for greenhouse gas emissions to expanding the use of commercial nuclear power.

 

2006

November 15, 2006

Aye, Spy

Op-Ed, New York Times

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

 

May 10, 2006

Biomass Movement

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

 

January 30, 2006

A Plan for Nuclear Waste

Op-Ed, Washington Post

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

2005

July 15, 2005

Time to Pull Out. And Not Just From Iraq.

Op-Ed, New York Times

By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

 

April 13, 2005

Research Worth Fighting For

Op-Ed, New York Times

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project and John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Research and development activities, known as the "technology base" program, are a vital part of the United States defense program and must be adequately funded.

 

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