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Philip D. Zelikow

Philip D. Zelikow

Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

 

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Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

Current Affiliation: White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

 

 

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2007

February 2007

Dealing with Dictators: Dilemmas of U.S. Diplomacy and Intelligence Analysis, 1945-1990

Book

By Ernest R. May, Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program and Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

The United States continues to proclaim its support for democracy and its opposition to tyranny, but American presidents often have supported dictators who have allied themselves with the United States. This book illustrates the chronic dilemmas inherent in U.S. dealings with dictators under conditions of uncertainty and moral ambiguity.

 

 

February 2007

"Introduction: Seven Tenets"

Book Chapter

By Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program and Ernest R. May, Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

"Almost from the beginning, a central theme of U.S. foreign policy has
been support for democracy against dictatorship...."

 

 

February 2007

"Iraq, 1988-1990: Unexpectedly Heading toward War"

Book Chapter

By Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program and Ernest R. May, Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

"In mid-1989, President George H.W. Bush attended a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the final draft of National Security Directive 26 (NSD-26), which defined U.S. policy toward the Persian Gulf...."

 

 

February 2007

"Learning from the Cases"

Book Chapter

By Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program and Ernest R. May, Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

"...these cases were designed for and used in executive program classes for senior managers in the U.S. intelligence community...."

 

2005

Spring 2005

"Correspondence: Sins of Commission? Falkenrath and His Critics"

Journal Article, International Security, issue 4, volume 29

By Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program, Ernest R. May, Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program and Richard A. Falkenrath, Former Assistant Professor of Public Policy; Former Principal Investigator, Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness; Former Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Ernest May and Philip Zelikow dispute several points made by Richard Falkenrath in his review of The 9/11 Commission Report. Falkenrath replies to their criticisms.

 

2004

July 22, 2004

The 9/11 Commission Report

Book

By Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program, Ernest R. May, Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program and Bonnie Jenkins, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2004-2005

 

2002

October 2002

Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age

Report

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Zoe Baird, James L. Barkdale and Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

Markle Foundation Task Force report on Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age

 

1999

January 1999

Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, 2nd ed.

Book

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School and Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

The single best volume analyzing the defining moment in the nuclear age, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a classic work that has influenced generations of students, scholars, and policy makers. The new edition of this best-selling text includes comprehensive synthesis of all new evidence — including recently declassified Kennedy tapes and Soviet files. Not only revised, but completely rewritten, the new edition provides deeper and clearer answers to an enduring question: how should citizens understand the actions of their governments?

 

1998

November / December 1998

Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger

Journal Article, Foreign Affairs, issue 6, volume 77

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

Carter, Deutch, and Zelikow addresses the threat of Catastrophic Terrorism in Foreign Affairs.

 

 

October 1998

"Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy"

Occasional Paper, volume 1

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Philip D. Zelikow, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program

While the danger of Catastrophic Terrorism is new and grave, there is much that the United States can do to prevent it and to mitigate its consequences if it occurs. The objective of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group is to suggest program and policy changes that can be taken by the United States government in the near term, including the reallocation of agency responsibilities, to prepare the nation better for the emerging threat of Catastrophic Terrorism.

 

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