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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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May 21, 2012

"Europe's Other Challenge: Immigration"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"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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May 17, 2012

"Urging Women to Be All That You Can't Be"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"For Democrats, advocating for women's equal rights in the military is less complicated than contending with the reproductive and health issues that have drawn most of the gender focus this election season. Since most Americans have no interaction with the military, which constitutes less than 1 percent of the population, the issue is largely theoretical and therefore much safer for politicians. Few Americans actually know a woman who wants to be in combat; by saying that such women should be allowed to follow their dreams, Obama isn't alienating anyone except those who still claim that women aren't up to the job."

 

 

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May 14, 2012

"A Crackdown Avoided"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"These groups changed the way immigration is discussed in a state that's about as conservative as it gets. Rhetoric about civil rights or racial profiling only goes so far here. Business climate, agricultural interests, and fewer government mandates — that's the language that gained traction."

 

 

May 10, 2012

"A Plot Foiled, but a US Agency Rift Exposed"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The CIA disrupted this latest plot, then got much of the attention. It utilized long-established and very complicated intelligence tactics. Unfortunately, the extent of our infiltration of Al Qaeda has now been exposed. The leaks clearly came from someone intimately involved with the operation; the details are too exacting."

 

 

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May 7, 2012

"A Tragedy or Merely Tragic?"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"It is a testament to the human rights community that its relevance in global affairs may demand a new vernacular. Major atrocities, and ethnic genocide, are different in scope and magnitude from the plight of a single man. Those familiar slogans — the whole world is watching — are at risk of overuse, and therefore irrelevance, when applied to all things constituting a tragedy and the merely tragic. The Chen case is complicated, but it isn't Bosnia."

 

 

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May 3, 2012

"Al Qaeda Loses Its Way"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Today, the Jordanians who have any favorable feelings about Al Qaeda are a paltry 13 percent. By 2006, Al Qaeda began to stray from its anti-Western foundations and focus its wrath on moderate Muslim citizens there and elsewhere. The Jordanians began to turn on bin Laden, and have been turning ever since. Eventually, the United States wound down its operations in Iraq and adopted a less confrontational posture in the Middle East."

 

 

April 30, 2012

"A Revolution: Women Fight in Marines"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"The course of history, and the reality of war, are headed towards full inclusion of women into combat roles. The Pentagon's liberalization of some of the combat rules earlier this year — and the promise of further reviews as evidenced in the changes this week — were an acknowledgment that antiquated and inconsistent combat regulations are becoming more difficult to defend in modern warfare."

 

 

April 26, 2012

"Saudi Arabia's Un-Olympic Spirit"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Isolation from the games would have tremendous impact in a country well aware that public opinion is growing exceptionally suspicious of Arab monarchs. It may have domestic rules against women's rights, but to play in the games it should live up to universal, and IOC, standards."

 

 

April 23, 2012

"The Military's Persistent Gender Divide"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"Changing the culture of the military toward women requires more than amending the sexual assault procedures. It means changing the combat exclusion rules. All the good words about inclusiveness and gender protection mask a more fundamental division: Women are underrepresented in the highest ranks not because of pervasive sexual assault, but because they are still formally excluded from the most honored role of all, that of combat soldier."

 

 

April 16, 2012

"This is Not a Test"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy

"...[P]eople traveled miles away, believing they had only a few hours before water struck. That belief, stemming from the memory of 2004, was what would have saved the most lives. Indonesians remember one fact: Those who walked away from the water in 2004 survived. Then, whole villages were saved because the memory of a 1907 tsunami had been shared from generation to generation; when the earth moves, so will the oceans. Indeed, more recently built villages, with new immigrants, were completely eviscerated in 2004 because they had no historical sense of what was to come."

 

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