Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lawrence Summers on inflation

“This idea that there’s some separate policy instrument called ‘creating inflation,’ I think, is a little problematic. … I don’t think the idea that you could simply get more inflation by saying you want more inflation is a promising one.” … Continue reading

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Ashton B. Carter on defense spending

The hardest cut: reining in Pentagon spending The Boston Globe August 27, 2011 Featured: Ashton B. Carter, on leave from the Belfer Center Board of Directors to serve as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics Topic: Defense spending … Continue reading

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Calestous Juma on agricultural diplomacy

AgroDiplomacy: Growing Relations between Latin America and Africa Comments July/August 2011 Article by: Calestous Juma, director of the Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; principal investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa; member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors Topic: Agricultural … Continue reading

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Stephen M. Walt on Islamophobia

Fear, Incorporated: Who’s paying for all that Islamophobic paranoia? Foreign Policy, “A Realist in an Ideological Age” blog August 26, 2011 Commentary by: Stephen M. Walt, a member of the Belfer Center’s board of directors and Harvard Kennedy School’s Robert … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Frankel on the U.S. economy

Five leaders. Five ideas for fixing the economy. It’s a start. The Boston Globe August 28, 2011 Commentary by: Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth Topic: U.S. economy “What we need is a combination of … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson on western military intervention in Libya

In Gaddafi’s Wake Newsweek August 28, 2011 Commentary by: Niall Ferguson, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors Topic: Western military intervention in Libya “It still works. Western military intervention—no matter how halfhearted and apparently ineffectual—is still sufficient to tip the … Continue reading

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Ben Heineman on the political turmoil in Washington

Exit Obama, Enter Irene: A Dispatch From Martha’s Vineyard The Atlantic August 28, 2011 Commentary by: Ben Heineman, Belfer Center senior fellow Topic: Political turmoil in Washington  “Chilmark, MA–The Coast Guard cutter that was moored calmly off our beach on … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on the transition in Libya

Dignity, Legitimacy and Efficacy Agence Global August 29, 2011 Commentary by: Rami Khouri, a senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Dubai Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the American University of … Continue reading

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Charles G. Cogan on the Libyan intervention

The Return of the West The Huffington Post August 25, 2011 Commentary by: Charles G. Cogan, associate with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program Topic: Libyan intervention “The French press (or a part of it) is calling it ‘Sarkozy’s War.’ … Continue reading

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Nicholas Burns on Libya

Victory for US leadership The Boston Globe August 23, 2011 Op-ed by: Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international politics and a member of the Belfer Center’s board of directors Topic: Libya  “With the imminent and long-awaited … Continue reading

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