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Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2011-2012

Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2011-2012

Newsletter, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Winter 2011-2012

Editor: Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications


The Winter 2011-2012 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This edition highlights new ideas on technology innovation, ways to strengthen U.S.-Russian relations and policy, and fresh insights into intelligence and counter-terrorism efforts.  Newly tapped Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter responds to Center questions about the challenges and opportunities of his new position, and Center scholars offer views and insights related to the Palestinian bid for statehood. Also, in this newsletter, we turn the spotlight on James Schlesinger, chair of the Center’s International Council, recently honored with Harvard Kennedy School’s new James R. Schlesinger Professorship of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy. And much more….

Impact on Policy

Advancing Technology and Innovation – in the U.S. and Abroad

U.S.-Russian Relations – Strengthening Partnerships, Policy

Middle East Peace – Next Step?

Nuclear Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Policy Issues

Highlights and Spotlights

Featured Fellows

News and Notes


For more information about this publication please contact the Belfer Center Communications Office at 617-495-9858.

For Academic Citation:

Wilke, Sharon. Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2011-2012. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Winter 2011-2012.

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Preventive Defense: A New Security Strategy for America
By Ashton B. Carter and Dr. William J. Perry

Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger
By Ashton B. Carter, John M. Deutch and Philip D. Zelikow

What Russia wants
By Cathryn Clüver