May 16, 2014
“When you’re stronger and safer than anyone else, it’s harder to set priorities…and stick to them.”
Stephen Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, speaking at Harvard Kennedy School's IDEASpHERE conference, said U.S. foreign policy has become worse since the Cold War. One reason, he said, is that we are in "such good shape," but there are other reasons, too.
May 16, 2014
By Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
“If we look at a little bit bigger picture and draw the lessons from the previous implementation of safeguards in Iran after 2003, read the lessons from North Korea, read the lessons from Syria, read the lessons from Libya, the most difficult thing is to confirm the absence of undeclared material and activities. This has traditionally been the big weakness of verification system.”
A transcript of a Foundation for Defense of Democracies' panel featuring Senior Fellow, Olli Heinonen.
May 15, 2014
The Ambassador of the Republic of India to the United States, Dr. S. Jaishankar, delivered an address entitled “India-U.S. Ties: The Long View” and led a discussion with experts, fellows and students on April 17 as part of the Future of Diplomacy Project’s third annual “South Asia Week.”
May 14, 2014
The first speaker of this year’s “South Asia Week”, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, delivered a public address entitled “Pakistan-India Relations, The Way Ahead."
May 14, 2014
By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
What would be the consequences if the interim deal became, de facto, permanent? Does the interim deal have gaps that would be fatal to any long-term arrangement? What are the consequences if no deal is reached? And, are such consequences better or worse than those resulting from an extension of the interim deal, or from a deal that fails to meet minimum acceptable standards? These questions, among others, were addressed at a private roundtable discussion hosted by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control on April 25, 2014.
May 6, 2014
Ambassador Derek Shearer, former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and current professor at Occidental College, delivered a lecture on “Sports, Diplomacy and Soft Power” on April 30 as part of the Future of Diplomacy Project’s speaker series.
April 27, 2014
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States, Cui Tiankai on China's Role in the Asia-Pacific Region and China-U.S. Relations
By Blaise Cohen
The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States, Cui Tiankai, spoke on the topic “China's Role in the Asia-Pacific Region and China-U.S. Relations” on April 25. In his address, Ambassador Cui explored China’s strategic goals in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the future of China-U.S. relations.
April 23, 2014
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel spoke at an “off-the-record” breakfast seminar at the Harvard Kennedy School on April 18.
April 22, 2014
"I am an optimist when it comes to the relationship. That, if nothing else, explains my frequent involvement with it."
April 2, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), discusses the ongoing peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palesitinians, and prospects for the future.