Monthly Archives: October 2011

Quote of the Week: Nicholas Burns on Iran sanctions

“It’s very unfortunate that Iranian students, or Iranian citizens, should be hurt because of the actions of their own government.  But I think the blame has got [to] lie with their government.” Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy … Continue reading

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Graham Allison and Robert D. Blackwill on U.S.-Russia relations

10 Reasons Why Russia Still Matters Politico October 30, 2011 Op-ed by: Graham Allison, Belfer Center director, and Robert D. Blackwill, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors and International Council Topic: U.S.-Russia relations “House Speaker John Boehner recently … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson on the institutional innovations of great civilizations

America’s ‘Oh Sh*t!’ Moment Newsweek October 30, 2011 Commentary by: Niall Ferguson, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors Topic: The institutional innovations of great civilizations “Don’t call me a ‘declinist.’ I really don’t believe the United States—or Western … Continue reading

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Calestous Juma on common currency for East Africa

In the wake of Eurozone crisis, is a common currency still viable for EA? The East African October 30, 2011 Quoted: Calestous Juma, director of the Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; principal investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa; member of … Continue reading

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Meghan O’Sullivan on the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq

The Problem With Obama’s Decision to Leave Iraq Foreign Affairs October 28, 2011 Article by: Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors Topic: Withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq “In … Continue reading

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Robert N. Stavins on California’s CO2 cap-and-trade system

The Promise and Problems of Pricing Carbon The Belfer Center’s “An Economic View of the Environment” blog October 30, 2011 Commentary by: Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, a member of the Belfer Center Board of … Continue reading

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Richard A. Clarke on China as a source of cyber hacking

Former U.S. Cyber Security Czar Richard Clarke Calls Out China as Major Source of Cyber Security Hacking, Espionage Business Wire October 28, 2011 Interview with: Richard A. Clarke, Belfer Center faculty affiliate Topic: China as source of cyber hacking  Watch … Continue reading

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Paul Volcker on the Volcker Rule

The value of the Volcker Rule The Washington Post October 28, 2011 Featuring: Paul Volcker, former member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and a member of the Belfer Center International Council Topic: Volcker Rule “FEW RULES COULD be … Continue reading

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Justin Dargin on the Eurozone crisis

Volatile oil prices will continue in the near future AME Info October 27, 2011 Interview with: Justin Dargin, Dubai Initiative associate Topic: Impact of Eurozone crisis on the global energy market Watch the interview > (In Arabic)

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Rami Khouri on Arab political change

Heartening Signs of Arab Political Change Agence Global October 31, 2011 Commentary by: Rami Khouri, an associate with the Belfer Center’s Dubai Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and the American University … Continue reading

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