INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE
June 29, 2006
By Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, has the government adequately protected its citizens against terrorism and catastrophic disaster?
June 22, 2006
Op-Ed, The Washington Post
Should the United States allow a country openly hostile to it and armed with nuclear weapons to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons to U.S. soil? We believe not. If North Korea persists in its launch preparations, the United States should immediately make clear its intention to strike and destroy the North Korean Taepodong missile before it can be launched.
June 15, 2006
Op-Ed, The Boston Globe
"...If Iran is willing to agree to a deal under which it would remain legally committed not to build nuclear weapons, no more centrifuges would be added, and extensive verification would be allowed, that would be far better for US security than letting insistence on zero propel a drift toward confrontation. After all, failure to reach agreement would mean no limit on Iran's centrifuges, and a drift in the direction of sanctions and potential military strikes, with all the dangers they would hold...."
June 13, 2006
Magazine or Newspaper Article, YaleGlobal Online
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
For the first time since Iran walked away from negotiations with France, Germany and Great Britain in August 2005, there are rays of optimism in the crisis over the Islami Republic's nuclear program. Before breaking out the champagne to celebrate a diplomatic solution, it may be appropriate to pause for reflection on a troubling unknown: the potential scope of Iran's secret bomb program.
June 12, 2006
Op-Ed, Globe and Mail
By Jessica Stern, Former Lecturer in Public Policy; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program
June 6, 2006
Op-Ed, Baltimore Sun
By Michael Boyle, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Intrastate Conflict Program, 2005–2006
"East Timor, once viewed as a U.N. success story because the world body had backed an Australian intervention to rescue the impoverished island from the grips of the Indonesian army, has become beset by poverty and civil turmoil...."
June 5, 2006
Op-Ed, San Francisco Chronicle
By Xiaohui (Anne) Wu, Former Associate, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2007–2010; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2004–2007
"Iran should realize that throwing out more provocative rhetoric could only make it harder for China to maintain its diplomatic balance. The United States should let up on pressuring China to coerce Iran, thus keeping China as a viable bridge for dialogue and persuasion."
June 2, 2006
Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune
By Brenda Shaffer, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1999–2007; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Program, 2000–2005; Former Research Director, Caspian Studies Project, 2005–2007
Western policy makers should consider the response of ethnic minorities when assessing regime stability in Iran. Policy toward Iran should include strategies to deal with the political demands of Iranian ethnic groups — demands that are only likely to grow.
By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Matthew Bunn argues that placing the centrifuges at Natanz in one of two "standby" modes offered a way out of the current stand-off over suspension.
Council on Foreign Relations publication on the U.S.-Turkey relationship