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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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2012 (continued)

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April 12, 2012

"Ozzie Guillen: Why This Controversy, Now?"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The love-for-Castro comment aside, Guillen's whole interview, and his apology, say more about his utter bewilderment that the powerful United States has never been able to get past Fidel Castro and focus on strategic interests with a nation so close by."

 

 

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April 9, 2012

"The Self-destruction of Arizona"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Later this week the heads of state and government of 34 nations in this hemisphere will meet in Cartagena, Colombia, at the sixth Summit of the Americas. Obama will be there, and all our American brethren, minus Cuba and Ecuador, will too. They will talk about their economies, energy supplies, trade agreements, and commerce. They will talk about drugs, of course, and the insatiable US appetite for them. But they will not be talking about whether classes in Hispanic studies are inherently anti-Anglo."

 

 

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April 5, 2012

"Don't Let bin Laden Family Become Martyrs"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Watch them for a very long time. Give them freedom, but don't leave them alone. By their mere name, the family holds tremendous power. Their whereabouts and actions should be tracked by intelligence agencies. The future career ambitions of the children should be followed, in hopes that they veer toward the arts and literature — anything but politics. Their visitors and friends should be monitored. Strategic leaks should keep their supporters on edge."

 

 

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April 2, 2012

"Good is My Copilot"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[T]hat's also why we have back-up systems. The best security measures are not ones focused on a particular threat, but adaptable to any potential problems. In this case, a secure cockpit door meant to keep an external foe at bay was used to protect against the insider."

 

 

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March 29, 2012

"Open Mike Picks Up Good Signal"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"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, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"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, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"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, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"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, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"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, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"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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