March 23, 2015
The locked door, which protects cockpits from unruly or dangerous passengers, was used by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz to deliberately crash Germanwings Flight 9525. Juliette Kayyem says no system of security should rely on a single point of entry, and while the post-9/11 security planning made sense then, it may have outlived the threat now.
Graham Allison reflects on the Grand Master's legacy.
March 31, 6:00pm, JFK Jr. Forum
March 27, 2015
The National Interest
By Jeremy Schwarz, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program
"Lee Kuan Yew fundamentally understood that people are everything. Long before the era of corporate strategists, new age gurus, or smooth-talking politicos, Lee saw that the development of the people of Singapore—its core natural resource—was the key to long-term economic growth, social development, and national prosperity."
March 26, 2015
By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program
"At the conclusion of this research, and to summarize my bottom line, I would say that the NSA, while operating under the direction of higher authority, nevertheless had a mindset—typically American—of overdoing things and with it, a reflex of protecting the secrets of the organization."
March 24, 2015
By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons is vital to U.S. national security interests. A key aspect of that matter is Iran’s compliance with its Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and with other related agreements. It is a broad subject, but I understand the Committee has specific interests, so I will confine my statement to those topics.
March 24, 2015
The Daily Nation
By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
"Lacking natural resources, the country was forced from the outset to adopt a long-term view that involved investing in human capital and imparting a strong work ethic. These are critical sources of economic transformation that continue to elude African countries. Their inability to focus attention on entrepreneurship, innovation, and management is partly a result of the excessive policy attention to the role of natural resources."
March 20, 2015
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
By Ariane Tabatabai, Associate, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
"Some US allies, meanwhile—in particular Saudi Arabia and Israel—object to a deal not so much because of the substance of what's on the table as because it would end the status quo. They fear that Tehran, politically and economically isolated for more than a decade, would resume relations with the West, leading them to lose their privileged place in the region vis-à-vis Washington"
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