INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE
Journal Article, American Political Science Review, issue 3, volume 99
By Sebastian Rosato, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2006
Does the spread of democracy really contribute to international peace? Successive U. S. administrations have justified various policies intended to promote democracy not only by arguing that democracy is intrinsically good but by pointing to a wide range of research concluding that democracies rarely, if ever, go to war with one another.
July 28, 2005
Op-Ed, Los Angeles Times
By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
It was President Bush himself who insisted on calling it a global war on terror. He wanted to indicate that this was not just another piddling law enforcement action, but an all-out, full-scale military response to Sept. 11 that would involve U.S. troops around the globe. But now, apparently, a decision has been made that the language of war isn't working for him anymore. So in recent days, the "global war on terror" has been shelved in favor of the "global struggle against violent extremism."
July 25, 2005
Op-Ed, Asahi Shimbun
"Development is crucial for human security, not only for those in poor countries but also for people throughout the world."
July 22, 2005
By Elaine Kamarck, Lecturer in Public Policy
"Terrorism is not a law-enforcement problem. It is much more serious than a numbers racket in the South Bronx. But so far the record is clear. Smart cops stop terrorists, smart weapons don't. Maybe the front lines of the war on terror should be the precinct houses of every big city in the Western world.
We should spend more money and more time making the average experienced cop on the beat part of our war on terror...."
July 22, 2005
Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal
By Robert D. Blackwill, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
July 20, 2005
Worst Weapons in Worst Hands: U.S. Inaction on the Nuclear Terror Threat Since 9/11, and a Path of Action
By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Samuel R. Berger, General Wesley K. Clark, Former Senior Advisor, 2001-2009, Preventive Defense Project, Tom Donilon, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John D. Podesta, Susan E. Rice, General (ret.) John M. Shalikashvili, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project, Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Dr. Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project and Dr. James B. Steinberg
The gravest threat facing Americans today is a terrorist detonating a nuclear bomb in one of our cities. The National Security Advisory Group (NSAG) judges that the Bush administration is taking insufficient actions to counter this threat.
July 18, 2005
Delman, Prendergast, Graham Join Belfer Center Team
July 15, 2005
Op-Ed, The New York Times
By John M. Deutch, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
July 13, 2005