February 7, 2016
Op-Ed, Boston Herald
By Amanda J. Rothschild, Research Fellow, International Security Program
"In New York the American dream thrives and our dearest American values flourish. My New York values have shaped my work ethic, my interest in public service and my belief in the truly exceptional nature of our country. New York reminds us that despite our differences, racial and religious, regional and economic, we all share the values of democracy, freedom, independence and industry. Division may be politically expedient, but it is unity in this shared history that makes us American."
February 4, 2016
By Doug Gavel
Cambridge MA -- The Future of Diplomacy Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has selected former U.K. Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander as a senior fellow. Alexander will actively contribute to the work of the Project by facilitating seminars and master classes for HKS degree students, and by supporting the Project’s mission through research and analysis on global policy issues and transatlantic relations. He will be in residence at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs during the Project’s annual “Europe Week,” an event series dedicated to exploring critical issues for the transatlantic partnership and the European Union. The series runs from February 22 – 29, 2016.
February 4, 2016
Director Michael Sulmeyer of the Cyber Security Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcomed industry experts Robert Lee, CEO of Dragos Security and former U.S. Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer, and Mudge, founder of the Cyber Independent Testing Laboratory, with previous experience as a DoD official for DARPA and Deputy Director of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Division, to get to ground truth on this attack and its implications.
January 29, 2016
Op-Ed, Project Syndicate
By Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University
CAMBRIDGE – Why has the US Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing been so much more successful than the version of QE implemented by the European Central Bank? That intellectual question leads directly to a practical one: Will the ECB ever be able to translate quantitative easing into stronger economic growth and higher inflation?
January 28, 2016
Listen to the podcast produced by students who participated in the Harvard winter field study course in Morocco and Italy, exploring the lessons that Europe can learn from Morocco's considerable experience in, and novel approach to, managing migration.
January 27, 2016
Op-Ed, Foreign Affairs
By Andrew Gawthorpe, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program
"If the Corbynistas manage to force the moderates to leave the party en masse, Labour risks becoming a shell of its former self, staying animated purely through Corbyn's charismatic appeal to his base and zeal for intra-party combat. In this, it should keep in mind the 1983 defeat that Margaret Thatcher delivered to the last hard-left Labour leader. That contest left Labour in disarray for 15 years—a period of political irrelevancy that the British left can ill afford."
January 26, 2016
Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs announced today that Sir Peter Westmacott, former British Ambassador to the United States, has joined the Center as a Senior Fellow. Westmacott, who served as ambassador from 2012 until mid-January 2016, will also serve as an Institute of Politics Resident Fellow at the Kennedy School.
January 25, 2015
Op-Ed, The Boston Globe
By Niall Ferguson, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
“It’s a bit like reliving your college years, but with each year compressed into a day.” That was how one of my friends summed up the Davos World Economic Forum last week. “On Day One, you are a frisky freshman. There isn’t an invitation you don’t accept. But by Day Four, you are ready to graduate and return to the real world.”
A certain amount of unfamiliar discomfort reinforces the sensation that all the participants have briefly returned to their student days. The average Davos bedroom is a monastic cell. The sandwiches in the Congress Center would dismay a hungry undergraduate. Also reminiscent of university are the lectures people like me are shipped in to deliver.
January 22, 2016
This collective policy paper summarizes the main themes of Morocco's recent experience around migration policy. It draws upon many conversations with major stakeholders, group work, and site visits of the 16 Harvard students who participated in the winter field study course in Morocco and Italy, led by Prof. Claude Bruderlein and supported by the Middle East Initiative.
By Morena Skalamera, Associate, Geopolitics of Energy Project
On Nov 24, 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet after it veered into its airspace for 17 seconds. On December 13, a Russian ship fired warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean Sea. Bilateral tensions, with overt military dimensions, have seemed to quickly replace the goodwill that characterized relations only a year ago.