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Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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_kayyem@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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October 18, 2012

"Foreign Policy and the Parental Perspective"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"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 17, 2012

"Advice To The Next President: National And Homeland Security"

Op-Ed, WBUR

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School and Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"Having a professional military means that the United States can go to war while the vast majority of citizens are not directly affected. Therefore it falls upon the president, more than any other individual, to make sure the nation goes to war only if and when absolutely necessary."

 

 

October 15, 2012

"Khadafy Son Should Be Tried by Libya"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"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."

 

 

October 11, 2012

"The Toughest Sanctions"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"Companies that manage the transport of all these resources can have tremendous impact on any nation's survival, making the movement of goods across the seas an unrecognized animating force in foreign affairs. The sanctions and the resulting economic crisis made the route through the Strait of Hormuz unsustainable for this major shipping line."

 

 

October 8, 2012

"Generals, Make Way for the Lawyers"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"Blocking a company owned by foreign nationals from working on a domestic construction project is a striking move. It's been 22 years since any president has required a foreign company to divest all interests in an American project. These cases involve neither war nor diplomacy, but rather the other tools available to a president to protect American interests. We don't hear much about the lawyers these days, but legal and regulatory decisions are an essential aspect of national security strategy."

 

 

October 4, 2012

"IKEA's Saudi Problem"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"...Saudi Arabia is not immune to external pressure, especially when the world is watching. For decades, the Olympic Committee allowed countries that prohibited women from national teams to compete, an action inconsistent with the committee's own rules. The policy was unsustainable and unfair, and eventually the committee began to push nations to open sports to women. Saudi Arabia was the last holdout. Alone in its exclusion, it folded."

 

 

October 1, 2012

"Energy Policy Shows Fallacy of a 'Domestic' Debate"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"But nowhere is the divide between domestic and foreign so artificial than in the area of energy policy. It is in this arena that the debates over domestic fracking, environmental harms, dependency on foreign oil, geopolitical threats, global warming, melting glaciers, and a host of other head-scratching policy problems come together — proving that the distinction, in Wednesday's debate, between domestic and foreign policy is about as definitive as sand on the shoreline."

 

 

September 27, 2012

"Defense Industry Has Its Own October Surprise"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"The underlying math is bogus. According to a report released last week by the independent Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, fears of massive cuts are unfounded. Most contracts and projects are already obligated. The notion that a sequester that may (emphasis on 'may') happen in January would inevitably result in millions of workers getting fired, resulting in a potential 1.5 percent jump in the unemployment rate, is beyond speculative, and closer to outright lying."

 

 

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September 24, 2012

"Panama's Magic Number"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"The United States is the only modern society that does not have a federal agency responsible for port strategy. Maritime planning is left to the states. The White House can merely promise expedited engineering review, as it did last month, of the port changes in New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, all trying to get to that depth of 50 feet, fast."

 

 

September 20, 2012

"Panama Canal's Future Depends on Accommodating Wider Loads"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

"To remain competitive in a global transportation industry where the vast majority of all goods are moved on waterways, the canal had to change. Ships that are too large for the canal take their goods elsewhere: to Suez, or the Straits of Malacca (between Malaysia and Indonesia), or the ports of Los Angeles where cargo is routed on the 'land bridge' of railways and highways from West to East Coast. Or the large ships are unloaded at the base of the Panama Canal onto smaller vessels, a process that occurs here every Friday–Sunday."

 
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