November 1, 2012
Op-Ed, Boston Globe
By Eliot A. Cohen, Eric S. Edelman, Senior Associate, International Security Program and Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
"Because of the last four years, we face a world in which our enemies do not fear us, our friends do not believe they can trust us, and those who maneuver between the two camps feel that they will not get in trouble by crossing us. It is time, and more than time, to choose a different course."
October 3, 2012
By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
"Technology alone will not be adequate to address the needs of the elderly. But policy proposals that fail to take into account advances in medicine and engineering are unlikely to take advantage of human creativity. In fact, strategies that put the elderly at the center of the innovation process could significantly increase the prospects of turning the elderly from being a burden on society to being an asset."
September 24, 2012
By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Belfer Center Board member, Niall Ferguson, examines China and Japan's relationships with the United States' administration.
September 5, 2012
Op-Ed, Globe and Mail
By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
"The revival of extreme nationalism in East Asia is both worrisome and understandable. In Europe, while Greeks may grumble about the terms of German backing for emergency financing, the period since the Second World War has seen enormous progress in knitting countries together. Nothing similar has happened in Asia, and issues dating back to the 1930s and 1940s remain raw, a problem exacerbated by biased textbooks and government policies."
June 28, 2012
Op-Ed, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
By Yun Zhou, Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
Before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, China had big nuclear expansion plans, with more than 40 reactor units under construction or in planning. The Fukushima disaster led China to conduct safety inspections of all its reactors and to suspend nuclear project approvals until a new nuclear safety plan could be adopted. Under Beijing's new safety regulatory system, reactors that are operating or under construction will be spared major redesign, but future projects will face re-engineering, perhaps leading the Chinese to adopt safer third-generation reactor designs created by Chinese firms.
June 7, 2012
Op-Ed, Boston Globe
By Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
In the context of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s current trip to Asia, Professor Burns discusses the Obama administration's “rebalancing” of our global policy toward a priority emphasis on the vast Asia-Pacific region.
April 1, 2012
Op-Ed, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
By James Platte, Former Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow, 2011–2012
"The negative impact of Fukushima and North Korea's dangerous nuclear politicking stand in stark contrast to the promise of growing nuclear sectors in China and South Korea. While preventing nuclear terrorism and strengthening nuclear security globally are urgent issues, how the nuclear dynamics of Northeast Asia plays out in the coming years will be more critical for the future of the global nuclear industry."
February 29, 2012
Op-Ed, Harvard Business Review
By Michael Beckley, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2011–2012
"Is China becoming a serious economic competitor to the United States? Is China, in effect, a giant Japan?...For many reasons, China is unlikely to repeat Japan's success. Most important, China is developing in a far more challenging international environment than Japan faced in the second half of the 20th century. As a result, its economy will remain more compatible than competitive with America's for the foreseeable future."
January 19, 2012
Op-Ed, Boston Globe
By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy
"...[W]hen the smart scientists decided to add global warming and biological harms to the clock's matrix in 2007, their previous laser focus on nuclear Armageddon lost its impact. Their explanation of why things have gotten one minute worse is a laundry list that includes nuclear proliferation, Iran, Japan's nuclear disaster and its effects on nuclear power investments, carbon emissions, and virulent strains of viruses that can be used for lethal purposes."
December 19, 2011
Op-Ed, Jakarta Globe
By Anindya Bakrie, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
On the strategic front, Indonesia is not, and will not be, a part of any attempt to contain China, writes Anindya Bakrie. At the same time, he says, Indonesia cannot have its options constrained in dealing with the United States, Japan, India or any other country: "This is true not only of Indonesia but of Asean in general. No country in Asean wants to be forced by either the United States or China to choose between the two. Indonesia, as Southeast Asia’s pivotal country, must continue to pursue a free and independent foreign policy that welcomes extra-regional powers without becoming a part of any exclusive agenda they might have."