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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

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

 

 

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2012 (continued)

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March 29, 2012

"Open Mike Picks Up Good Signal"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"Medvedev did not contradict or counter Obama, understanding that with the Russian election over, a middle ground might be emerging. Medvedev...is uncharacteristically supportive of the United States in this little flare up. In retort to Mitt Romney, who used the moment to declare that Russia is the pre-eminent national security threat of our times, Medvedev reminded the presidential candidate that the Cold War is over."

 

 

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March 26, 2012

"A New Ocean Passage, with Not Enough Rules"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"More water, more boats, more cargo, and no one in charge means a lot more danger....The lack of governance has been an issue for some time. The United Nations Law of the Sea Convention was an attempt to establish a framework for ocean management; proposed in 1982, it has the support of over 160 nations, and the last five US presidents. But the Senate has never ratified the treaty based on reactionary concerns about ceding land to Northern Europeans."

 

 

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March 22, 2012

"Under Melting Ice, a Jackpot"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"Assuming Shell finds oil this summer, it will be the polar version of the California gold rush. More people means more permanent housing, a bigger police presence, a new runway at the already stretched airport where two guys still throw luggage from the cargo bay into the airport lobby, an expanded Coast Guard facility, greater fiber-optic capacity. And maybe, hopefully, a road to somewhere, perhaps Fairbanks."

 

 

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March 19, 2012

"Gardner's Narrative of Resiliency"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"The notion of resiliency is used to describe how people, institutions, and societies bounce back from harms and figure out ways to adapt and thrive. It describes a way to persevere and move forward from the past — to keep calm and carry on — on issues as far-ranging as family trauma, recovery from an earthquake or tsunami, and the loss of masterworks belonging to a beloved museum."

 

 

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March 14, 2012

"The Links to Violence"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"What did his supervisors know and when did they know it?...The killings are an unambiguous crime. It's possible that the killer just woke up in the middle of the night and went on a shooting spree, but for all we know, his superiors had grave concerns about his mental stability but were unwilling, or unable, to act on them. We have already learned that the soldier was in the midst of serious marital problems and was having difficulties reintegrating back and forth to civilian life after four tours of duty — a series of disclosures that suggest he was already on someone's radar."

 

 

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March 12, 2012

"Tough Poses in a Political Theater"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"The Jewish community in America is much more diverse in its opinions than AIPAC's vociferous leaders would suggest. The same is true in Israel. Though Netanyahu pounds Obama on his lack of specific plans, the prime minister has hardly been forthcoming about his own. He seems more comfortable asserting Israel's right to strike at Iran than in actually explaining why such a strike would eliminate the long-term threat."

 

 

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March 8, 2012

"Ocean Planning and Massachusetts"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"People like the oceans; over 50 percent of Americans live near one. The oil industry believes it has much to gain from unregulated ocean space, but Big Oil isn't as sympathetic as Little Fishermen. So those bait-fishers have become the perfect bait to undermine the ocean policy."

 

 

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March 5, 2012

"NYPD Stumbles in Terror Hunt"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"In its best light, the program is the NYPD's way of saying that all this talk of partnering with Arab and Muslim communities to work together to fight terrorism is useless. The very existence of the Demographics Unit was denied until recently. Information was collected and classified. It was so counter to expectations that the same Muslim imams being celebrated by the NYPD as partners in law enforcement were actually being watched by undercover officers."

 

 

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March 1, 2012

"Let Parades Greet Our Iraq Vets"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"It may be mere symbolism, but far better to have it than not. A parade need not be about the end of a war, but the beginning of the reintegration of those who fought. It's not about Iraq, it's about America. It is a public gesture to help transfer each soldier's wartime burdens to a society that has sacrificed so little. We do not want to relive the decade-long delay of thanks we gave our Vietnam soldiers."

 

 

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February 27, 2012

"Smart Nuclear Reduction"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

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

"The nuclear debate in Washington is only about the past, about a notion of this nation as the better of only two options. It's as if the critics are wondering: why must we tinker with everything that made America once spectacular? Endless discussions about whether America is exceptional or not (and whether this president thinks we are or not) are preconditioned on a memory that equates the size of our nuclear arsenal with our own relevance. It is simplicity in its most perverse form. What makes us exceptional is our capacity to adapt to a world that has changed, not holding onto a world dynamic that ended long ago."

 

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