Category Archives: Authored article

James K. Sebenius and Michael K. Singh on Iran nuclear deal

Is a Nuclear Deal with Iran Possible? An Analytical Framework for the Iran Nuclear Negotiations By James K. Sebenius and Michael K. Singh International Security Journal “Varied diplomatic approaches by multiple negotiators over the past several years have failed to conclude … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on international affairs

The World Does Not Revolve Around Benghazi By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s statements regarding the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and the resulting uproar from Republicans, have raised a host of interesting theories. So much guessing over … Continue reading

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Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti and Tolu Odumosu on technology and hurricanes

4 Ways to Get Phone Service the Next Time a Hurricane Sandy Calls By Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti and Tolu Odumosu Christian Science Monitor “In the aftermath of a disaster such as superstorm Sandy, two-way communication is essential. People need to be able … Continue reading

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Charles D. Freilich on Iran and Israel

Striking Iran: The Debate in Israel By Charles D. Freilich Survival: Global Politics and Strategy “In recent months Israel’s political and defence leaders have engaged in an unprecedented and vociferous public debate about Iran’s nuclear programme, and about the advisability … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Egypt’s government

Egypt’s Five Branches of Government By Rami Khouri Agence Global “The dramatic events in Egypt over the past few days following President Mohammad Morsi’s unilateral decree giving him unchallenged political authority should not surprise or frighten anyone. In fact, the continuing … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Frankel on Cuban time travel

Cuban Time Travel by Jeffrey Frankel The Scotsman (from Project Syndicate) “For an American, the short trip to Havana requires navigating an obstacle course, owing to the trade and travel embargo the US maintains against Cuba. It is also a trip … Continue reading

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Susan P. Crawford on Hurricane Sandy

Why Cell Phones Went Dead After Hurricane Sandy By Susan P. Crawford Bloomberg “After Hurricane Sandy, survivors needed, in addition to safety and power, the ability to communicate. Yet in parts of New York City, mobile communications services were knocked … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on BP

BP lets employees take the fall By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “The off-shore oil rigs along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico are no place for the weak. Hundreds of men, a certain type of men, live and breath the … Continue reading

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Pierpaolo Barbieri on President Draghi

Don’t Waste Draghi By Pierpaolo Barbieri Belfer Center “A year ago, these pages were filled with predictions of Euro-pocalypse—brought about by a combination of Greek profligacy, German apathy, and Silvio Berlusconi. The end was not nigh. Today Greece has a … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on GOP

The GOP’s “Hispanic Problem” By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “On immigration issues, the Republican Party allowed its most extreme elements to turn white anger into a national platform. And many candidates, knowing that some working-class white voters blamed illegal immigration for … Continue reading

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