Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation

August 13, 2014

This new book by Laura Diaz Anadon, Matthew Bunn, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti provides a comprehensive, analytical assessment of the role the U.S. government should play in energy technology innovation.

This assesment will be useful to policymakers and others interested in energy innovation and management, future energy technologies, and climate-change mitigation.

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The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Seminar w/Raphael Espinoza. Sep. 4, 4PM, Weil Town Hall.

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Spring/Summer 2014

"Squaring the Nonproliferation Circle"

Journal of International Security Affairs

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Senior Fellow William H. Tobey evaluates the effectiveness of President Obama's policies to stem the threats of nuclear proliferation and terrorism.



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August 13, 2014

"Double Diss"

Foreign Policy

By Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program

"...[I]t's clear Clinton understands George W. Bush blew it big-time, and that repeating his mistakes will doom the next president as well. What's less clear is why she didn't openly embrace the more prudent policies that both her husband and her former boss championed. My guess: she was just reacting to the president's favorability ratings and pandering to the usual suspects, which is what anyone running for office is likely to do these days."



August 14, 2014

"Obama’s greatest foreign policy test"

Boston Globe

By Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School

This week, Professor Burns' Boston Globe column discusses the two most serious global crises of the Obama Presidency--Putin's aggression in Ukraine and the disintegration of Iraq with the rise of ISIS.



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August 13, 2014

"Africa Ebola Outbreak: How Do We Prevent It?"


By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

"The immediate sources of the crisis are medical. But lasting solutions will have to be sought in the wider economic context in which health care functions. The roots lie in at least two major weaknesses in Africa's current development trends: poor infrastructure and limited investment in public health."



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August 12, 2014

"Cornering Putin Could Backfire"

Boston Globe

By Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Simon Saradzhyan, Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Ukrainian army has made significant gains against pro-Russian separatists in recent weeks, forcing the rebels to retreat to pockets around Donetsk and Luhansk. Victory seems to be within the Ukrainian soldiers’ grasp, but can it be attained and will it last?




August 12, 2014

"The Russian Tie We Can't Cut"

New York Times

By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom and Nickolas Roth, Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

In this op-ed for the International New York Times, Wiiliam H. Tobey, Matthew Bunn, and Nickolas Roth make the case for continuing nuclear security cooperation with Russia and continuing to fund international nucelar security efforts.



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<em>International Security</em>

The Spring 2014 issue of the quarterly journal International Security is now available!

  1. Why the United States Should Spread Democracy
  2. ISIS' Gruesome Gamble
  3. Obama’s greatest foreign policy test

"The closer we get to the end game, the more incentive he has to stretch it out."

Gary Samore, on the delayed disarmament process in Syria

The Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International affairs has been ranked the world's top University Affiliated Think Tank for 2014.

The annual ranking were issued by University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. More Info ›