Track-II talks in the Middle East -- unofficial discussions among Israeli and Arab scholars, journalists, and former government and military officials -- have been going on since soon after the 1967 Six Day War and have often paved the way for official negotiations. This book, a unique collaboration of Israeli and Palestinian authors, traces the history of these unofficial meetings, focusing on those that took place in the 1990s beginning just after the Gulf War.
December 22, 2003
New York Times
By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Dr. Arnold Kanter and General Brent Scowcroft, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security
Ashton B. Carter, Arnold Kanter, and William J. Perry write about the viability of the Nonproliferation Treaty in this New York Times op-ed.
Belfer Center Newsletter
Kerry Fosher was scheduled to begin anthropological field work in Boston and to take part in her first observation in homeland security on September 13, 2001. The events of September 11 postponed the exercise, but cemented Kerry's interest in a career involving emergency planning and homeland security.
INESAP: International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation, issue 22
By Hui Zhang, Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Please see the INESAP Bulletin online for the full text at http://www.inesap.org/pdf/INESAP_Bulletin22.pdf.
By Bob van der Zwaan, Former Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation research group/Project on Managing the Atom Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2001–2005, John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Steve Fetter, Former Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
For decades, there has been an intense debate over the best approach to managing spent fuel from nuclear power reactors, whether it is better to dispose of it directly in geologic repositories, or reprocess it to recover and recycle the plutonium and uranium, disposing only of the wastes from reprocessing and recycling.
By Lynn Eden, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1983-1985; Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security
La Revue Internationale et Strategique, French translation
By Steven E. Miller, Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
December 28, 2003
By Jessica Stern, Former Lecturer in Public Policy; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program
Arms Control Today
By Brenda Shaffer, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1999–2007; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Program, 2000–2005; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Project, 2005–2007
For the past decade, Iran's nuclear program has been a proliferation concern to the United States. Given that Iran is awash with oil and gas reserves, Tehran's decision to allocate a major portion of its infrastructure investment to develop nuclear power plants has been puzzling. Until the spring of this year, the United States was practically alone in pressing for limits on Iranian access to nuclear weapons-related technology and materials. Western European states and Russia have differed with the United States in their assessment of the extent of Iran's nuclear program and its intentions to develop nuclear weapons. Europe, Russia, and Japan have also been reluctant to upset bilateral trade and political relations with Iran as a lever to prevent proliferation.
October 31, 2003
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
In the summer of 2001, U.S. government officials faced a desperate situation. Tests conducted by the Centers for Disease Control had confirmed that a group of patients, suffering from fever and an increasingly angry rash, was infected with smallpox.