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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy

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

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Telephone: 617-384-7325
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: juliette_kayeem@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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International Security (continued)

November 22, 2012

"Israel's Iron Dome"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"For Israel, the chorus of cheers about Iron Dome risk muting the smart strategic reason why it was put in place: to ensure that a huge number of Israeli fatalities did not force the government's hand in launching a land war in Gaza. The shield provided the political space for a conservative leadership, and a divided nation, to consider alternatives to an invasion that would have surely inflamed Palestinian and Arab sentiment."

 

 

November 19, 2012

"BP Lets Employees Take the Fall"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"But if the indictments are meant to punish, they are also meant to guide conduct in the future. Individuals should be under no obligation to perform as company men, a message surely not to be missed by employees in industries that perform at high risk for high profits. The indictments break the myth that an employee should only think of what's best for his employer; BP, in admitting its own guilt, protected its senior management from prison but left Vidrine and Kaluza to face a courtroom."

 

 

November 15, 2012

"The GOP's Hispanic Problem"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"This multi-faceted search for a way to soften the party's hard edge on immigration has got to be frustrating; the reformers will be challenged by at least some of their supporters on almost every issue. There are still elements in the GOP who believe Romney was simply the wrong candidate, and that demographics aren't primarily responsible for his defeat. But most Republicans know they need to modify their position on immigration in order to attract new Americans."

 

 

November 12, 2012

"Bring Veteran Services into the Future"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Such urgent needs of the post-9/11 combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan will soon morph into a quite different set of concerns, focused on the unique requirements of these specific veterans, including many women, who have served longer, seen combat again and again, and then settled throughout the country. This will create a burden on the highly centralized veterans system that was designed after World War II and modified only slightly after Vietnam."

 

 

November 8, 2012

"Obama has a Mandate — Immigration Reform"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Obama and his team took advantage of the political opening. First, the administration delivered on the long-sought path to citizenship for the children of illegal immgrants who join the military or go to college, ruling by executive order that such people would no longer be deported. Obama owned the issue, solely, because of Republican recalcitrance."

 

 

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November 5, 2012

"After Sandy, Environmentalists, Military Find Common Cause"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Today, one hurricane (or tornado or fire or drought) does not constitute proof of climate change, but to deny the cumulative impact of extreme weather on geopolitics is no longer tenable. Changes in the environment will exacerbate destabilization in areas of deep strategic importance to the United States, including Asia, the Middle East, the Arctic, and Latin America. Facing increased temperatures, people will have to move to avoid rising sea water, tidal infiltrations, or arid soil; they will be searching for water, food, and space. The movement of people, and the fights between them over commodities, have been the causes of many wars."

 

 

November 1, 2012

"Politicians Push Back"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[I]f we want more from government, then government may want more from us. And that includes earlier and smarter preparations, from shoring up creaky infrastructure to securing vulnerable homes and property. That sentiment was behind all the exhortations from politicians over the past week."

 

 

October 30, 2012

"Obama's Message of Tough Love"

Op-Ed, CNN.com

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"If storms like Sandy are likely in the future, we will begin to see a move toward a more resilient infrastructure, starting with projects that are already under way. Local and state governments are likely to require that primary power cables are underground and protected."

 

 

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October 30, 2012

"Hurricane Solidarity Won't Last Long"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Hurricane Sandy will follow that familiar trajectory — politically if not meteorologically. There is a presidential election in its path, and while the campaigns were suspended Monday, the desire to win has not. What makes Sandy politically significant isn't just that Obama will be judged by the response; it's also that Mitt Romney, who has endorsed the idea of disbanding FEMA and returning its duties to the states, has good reason to keep quiet."

 

 

October 29, 2012

"US View of Cuba is Stuck in the 1960s"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The movement of people, including through immigration rules, is a powerful force compelling many foreign policy changes. Cuba's reforms will increase the ties between the nations; American constituencies tied to the past will be left fighting a relic. It is simply no longer a question of whether the United States is willing to assess its Cuba strategy, just when."

 

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