United States (continued)
June 17, 2010
Wall Street Journal
By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities
"Iran's continued pursuit of an illicit nuclear program and North Korea's rash intimidation after sinking a South Korean navy ship are but the most recent reminders of the real need for effective U.S. missile defenses," write Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter.
June 15, 2010
The Jerusalem Post
By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program
"Bibi rightly takes an uncompromising position regarding security. Ibib grossly mishandled the Gaza flotilla fiasco, enraged international opinion, led to an end to the Egyptian embargo of Gaza and now to a partial termination of Israel's. Justified as the embargo may have been, it failed to achieve its objectives and should have been lifted long ago simply for reasons of cost effectiveness. Now we are being forced to do so under international pressure. Bibi wanted to isolate Hamas; Ibib succeeded in isolating Israel. Hamas, Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey came out the victors."
June 9, 2010
By Kayhan Barzegar, Former Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/international Security Program, 2007–2010
"...[R]ising regional powers such as Turkey and Brazil can fulfill the role of active partners and help bridge the seemingly irreconcilable differences between the two sides; Iran and 5+1. These actors' perspectives on issues such as international peace and security, comprehensive global disarmament and nuclear monopolies have many supporters in the international community, especially among the Non-Aligned Movement's members, who are fed up with duplicity and self-aggrandizing policies of some of the great powers."
June 8, 2010
On Leadership at washingtonpost.com
By Philip Auerswald, Former Associate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP), 2003–2014; Former Assistant Director, STPP, 2002–2003
"Because talent is the core competitive differentiator of the 21st century, students seeking educational choices will have global business on their side.... Corporations are already accustomed to sourcing talent globally—in many cases from other sets of universities that no one here has ever heard of, but which are producing highly competent graduates. And they're ramping up their own programs of corporate education. As the global corporate world refines its systems to assess competencies directly, rather than relying on the often imperfect signal conveyed by the embossed letters on a college degree, the true tipping point for collegiate education will arrive."
June 2, 2010
"Because of the proliferation of nuclear technology and the growth of threats from its use by dictatorial regimes and the forces of international terrorism, it is becoming ever more urgent to defend the world form a terrible nuclear catastrophe," believes Stanislav Ivanov.
May 31, 2010
By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative
When President Barack Obama spoke at the US Military Academy recently, and provided a preview of his administration's first national security strategy, he stressed several themes that should be welcomed by the rest of the world, Rami Khouri writes. The new strategy emphasizes international diplomacy and alliance-building over the George W. Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war and unilateral action.
May 29, 2010
The Washington Post
"There is widespread agreement that this long-term trend of grabbing the economic gains from information technology advances and ignoring their security costs has reached a crisis point," write Melissa Hathaway and Jack Goldsmith. "As we progress digitally, we must also adopt and embed sometimes-costly security solutions into our core infrastructures and enterprises and stop playing the game of chance."
May 26, 2010
By Ben Heineman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
"This is the basic issue in an important political story which has mushroomed over the past week. If he was lying intentionally, that would raise questions of character and be an important campaign issue. If he made an unintentional mistake, that would be of far less consequence, especially given 30 years of distinguished public service with exemplary personal conduct (whatever one's views on particular issues or cases)."
May 25, 2010
The Huffington Post
By Azeem Ibrahim, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2008–2010
"For too long, Britons have believed that the money should only come from the poor put-upon taxpayer. As should be painfully clear now, that is insufficient. As is starting to happen, universities need to diversify their sources of income to provide the investment that turns an adequate university into a great one. That means making greater use of alumni contacts, and aggressively looking for private philanthropy and endowments."
May 19, 2010
By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
"Unlike India, which was born with a democratic constitution, China has not yet found a way to solve the problem of demands for political participation (if not democracy) that tend to accompany rising per capita income. The ideology of communism is long gone, and the legitimacy of the ruling party depends upon economic growth and ethnic Han nationalism. Some experts argue that the Chinese political system lacks legitimacy, suffers from a high level of corruption and is vulnerable to political unrest should the economy falter. Whether China can develop a formula that can manage an expanding urban middle class, regional inequality and resentment among ethnic minorities remains to be seen."