The Consolidation of Strategic Communications in the United States,
An International Security Program Brown Bag Seminar with ISP Research Fellow Daniel Volmar, Thursday, Apr 17, 2014, at 12:15 PM, Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369.
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April 15, 2014
"For government to function effectively in the future, it must commit to changes in how we assess information. The primary focus should be on more comprehensive training for public employees on how to gather and most effectively access the information they need. Often there are antiquated and bureaucratic barriers to information sharing that serve no purpose and hinder the capacity of government to interpret different pieces of data from different sources."
Strategic Empathy: The Afghanistan Intervention Shows Why the U.S. Must Empathize with its Adversaries
By Matt Waldman, Research Fellow, International Security Program
"...[H]ow did such vast and sustained investments not deliver a more favorable outcome? Conditions were undoubtedly challenging, but most observers — and indeed U.S. officials — agree that major mistakes were made....But the most egregious error of the United States was to pursue a strategy founded on a misreading of its enemy."
April 11, 2014
The Huffington Post
By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program
"Manuel Valls is the first French Prime Minister born outside the country, in Barcelona, to a Spanish father and a Swiss Italian mother. The family were Spanish Republicans who were forced to flee the Franco regime and come to France when Manuel was a little child....Valls is on the right wing of the French Socialist Party, and even at one time suggested taking the word socialist out of the party's name. He can best be described as a social democrat, as Hollande also declared himself recently."
April 10, 2014
By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
"...Obama's declaration that Russia is a regional power acting out of weakness, no less than Russia's suspension from the G-8, may have hit Putin where he is most vulnerable. His actions in Ukraine have undoubtedly brought Russia tangible gains in the short term. But they also imply less obvious costs. It remains to be seen whether Putin's bold move was worth it."
April 7, 2014
By Jaganath Sankaran, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
"Given the budgetary constraints under which spacefaring nations like the United States and India operate, cooperation is a valuable means to furthering our understanding of Earth's ecosystem."
April 3, 2014
By Manjari Chatterjee Miller, Research Fellow, International Security Program
"A look at Indian foreign policy since 1964 confirms that it has been characterized more by continuity than by change. And even those changes that have occurred, while important, have been incremental, and unrelated to the political ideology of the party in power."
April 3, 2014
By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program
"The Jews' right to a nation-state was recognized by the League of Nations and United Nations. Israel is and always will be the nation-state of the Jewish people. That is its raison d'être, and it is high time that the Palestinians reconcile themselves to this."