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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

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

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Telephone: 617-496-6743
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: juliette.kayyem@gmail.com

 

 

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January 24, 2013

"Clinton's Reality Check"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"The Benghazi attacks, she said, were likely the beginning of another wave of Al Qaeda-inspired violence: smaller but still deadly. The end of totalitarian governments will lead to more disruption, ideological fervor, and black-market weapons trading. It is the undeniable consequence of regime change, whether it comes from an invasion (Iraq), a limited intervention (Libya), a nudge (Egypt), or a hands-off policy (Syria) on America's part."

 

 

December 10, 2012

"Qatar Arms Deals Expose Limits of US"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"...[M]oving arms to just about anyone who was willing to bring down Moammar Khadafy would have satisfied three of Qatar's goals at once: its political desire for relevancy in making a future Libyan government beholden to it; its strategic desire to minimize the influence of the Shi'ite government in Iran, its giant neighbor; and its practical desire to make a lot of money. As if to make the last point clear, Qatar is now asking the new Libyan government to pay it back for all those guns."

 

 

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October 18, 2012

"Foreign Policy and the Parental Perspective"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"In that brief moment, a real distinction between the candidates on world affairs became clear: Romney believes in the war-on-terror model of foreign policy, in which events get pasted into a larger narrative of fighting terrorism — the 'Bush doctrine' applied to Libya. Obama believes in a foreign policy that deals with each situation individually, as a challenge to be answered."

 

 

October 15, 2012

"Khadafy Son Should Be Tried by Libya"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"The ICC represents the proposition that newly free nations should punish their abusive former leaders through court, rather than summary execution. It suggests that a legal reckoning with the past can help countries break free of horrible legacies. Instead of challenging Libya's efforts to do just that, the ICC could have assisted in its investigation and provided the technical advice necessary to help Libya become a nation under rule of law."

 

 

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September 13, 2012

"It's the Syrians Who Will Pay for Murders of Americans in Libya"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"The argument for involvement in Syria can no longer hide behind the shadows of Libya. The tragedy will have tremendous consequences for how the United States can and will position its Syrian strategy. Libya is simply no longer a compelling piece of evidence in favor of Syrian intervention."

 

 

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August 9, 2012

"Ebola Outbreak is Quelled — This Time"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"Global public health efforts tend to be be focused on reproductive and family issues. But health programs are very much a part of our security — hard security — apparatus. Even if the Ebola virus never makes it to American shores, a large outbreak in one or two countries in Africa would eventually have ripple effects leading to destabilization of governments, concerns about the global economy, refugee crises, and the end of immigration access to the United States for those in the impacted countries."

 

 

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June 28, 2012

"Egypt and Iran's Inevitable Courtship"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"Is it really shocking to believe that one day, relatively soon, Morsi's government might be reaching out to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Is it that surprising to realize Arab leaders have the capacity to think as strategically as American ones?"

 

 

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June 25, 2012

"An Emerging Democracy Requires More Than Just Elections"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"The obvious fact that judicial systems are an essential aspect of democracy is all too visible in Egypt today. It turns out that the third branch of the Egyptian government had a different take on all the euphoria over Tahrir Square. If the actions of the Egyptian military merely hinted at the old adage that power, once captured, is rarely relinquished, the Egyptian courts have proven it."

 

 

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May 21, 2012

"Europe's Other Challenge: Immigration"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"In the same way that the fiscal crisis is pitting northern and central Europe against southern Europe, the refugee challenge is making similar distinctions. Those fleeing instability are mostly heading to Europe's southern borders — Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Even such large numbers are manageable, though challenging, but the stresses that go along with such an influx have contributed to an already raw bitterness about the disparate obligations of member states."

 

 

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February 6, 2012

"Not Just a Game"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave)

"Egypt's future is not just about democracy, but about the basics of public security. If Egypt can't satisfy both simultaneously, then the Spring is lost. The battles on the street now are not about a unified vision of Egypt's future, but about competing visions of Egypt's fate."

 

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