Building States, Undermining Public Order? Lessons from the UN Stabilization Mission to Haiti (2004–2014)
An ISP Brown Bag Seminar with ISP Research Fellow Gaëlle Rivard Piché on Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 12:15 PM in the Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369.
For more information, click here>
January 26, 2015
By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy
"So much activity, and there isn't even a snowflake in the sky. But that's how it is done. Incident commands, assets predeployed and ready, weather assessments that change hourly, and then, ultimately, the decision that the kids will be home. Sometimes it's obvious; sometimes, it's just a calculated guess."
Janaury 22, 2015
By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program
"The need for major reforms in the areas of health, education, housing, and even national security strategy are common to many countries, but the ability of Israel's governmental system to deliver these public goods is increasingly in question."
January 22, 2015
The National Interest
By Jill Goldenziel, Research Fellow, International Security Program
"To encourage Cuba to improve its human-rights record and commitment to the rule of law, the United States must lead the way by bringing its own policies toward asylum-seekers into compliance with international law."
International Affairs, issue 1, volume 91
This article assesses Iran's strategy in dealing with the threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It examines the implications of the rise of ISIS in Iran's immediate neighbourhood for Tehran's policies in Syria and Iraq and investigates how each of these countries affects Iranian national interests. It provides an overview of the major events marking Iran and Iraq's relations in the past few decades and discusses the strategic importance of Iraq for Iran, by looking at the two countries' energy, economic and religious ties. It also considers Iran's involvement in Syria since the beginning of the Syrian conflict.
January 20, 2015
The Huffington Post
By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program
"The reaction to this new provocation was predictable, from shootings in Niger to howling mobs in Karachi, a city of 20 million people. Fortunately, the latter crowds were far from the gates of Vienna, so to speak — an evocation of the moment, in 1683, when Muslim Turkey's last attempt to invade Europe was repulsed."
January 16, 2015
By Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program
"...[T]he keys to success are not bellicose speeches, mass marches, wars on terror, or continued military interventions throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. The key is calm resolution and conscious efforts to build resiliency at home."
December 23, 2014
By Trevor Findlay, Senior Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
On October 21, 2014, Trevor Findlay, senior research fellow with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom, chaired a session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's quadrennial Symposium on International Safeguards held at IAEA headquarters in Vienna. In addition to chairing the session on "Performance Management in Non-profit Organizations," he also presented a paper with a powerpoint slides on IAEA nuclear safeguards culture, "IAEA Safeguards Culture: 'Candy Concept' or Powerful Prism?"