September 10, 2010
Op-Ed, The Korea Times
By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
"Many Russian futures are possible. At one extreme, some view Russia as an industrialized banana republic whose corrupt institutions and insurmountable demographic and health problems make decline inevitable. Others argue that reform and modernization will enable Russia to surmount its problems, and that its leadership is headed in this direction."
September 5, 2010
Op-Ed, The Huffington Post
By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program
"...[A] removal of Mr. Karzai might turn out to be more straightforward. Karzai is wholly reliant, for election victories and even his own security, on a small cabal of power-brokers. If persuaded that it is in their interest, these men might convoke Mr. Karzai and offer him and his family members and relatives safe passage out of Afghanistan to a country of his choice — perhaps one of those McMansions in Dubai that were paid for out of Kabul Bank funds."
September 3, 2010
An update from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for the week of August 27-September 3 , 2010
Magazine or Newspaper Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, has consistently warned policy makers about the dangers of a nuclear weapon falling into the hands of terrorist groups such as al Qaeda. Allison spoke with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about what he thinks needs to be done today to turn rhetoric about tightening nuclear security into stronger action.
By Balachandra Patil, Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2009–2010
Expanding energy access to the rural population of India presents a critical challenge for its government. The presence of about 364 million people without access to electricity and about 726 million who rely on biomass for cooking indicate both the failure of past policies and programs, and the dire need is for a radical redesign of the current system that will address the need to expand energy access for these people.
August 27, 2010
An update from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for the week of August 23-27, 2010.
August 25, 2010
Op-Ed, Iran Review
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
"Russia will, of course, endeavor to be the sole supplier of nuclear fuel to Iran and reap the benefits. Therefore, it will continue to support the west's most recent line i.e. that with Bushehr's launching Iran does not require independent enrichment facilities like Natanz. But strategic necessity will force Russia to continue to maintain Iran as counterweight in its relations with the West."
August 20, 2010
An update from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for the week of August 16-20, 2010.
August 16, 2010
Op-Ed, Moscow Times
The United States and Russia must work together to reverse the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East. Malin and Artyukov argue that Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev should announce they will co-sponsor a conference to establish ongoing negotiation of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. The United States and Russia can turn today's Middle East crises into tomorrow's negotiating points, but only if they work together — and stay together for the long term.
August 13, 2010
An update from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for the week of August 6-13, 2010.