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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | January 24, 2023

Can China Pull Off Its Charm Offensive?

Jan 23, 2023Stephen Walt analyzes why China's foreign-policy reset will—or won't—work out.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | January 17, 2023

Congrats, You're a Member of Congress. Now Listen Up.

Jan 11, 2023Stephen Walt offers some brief foreign-policy advice for the newest members of the U.S. legislature.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | January 7, 2023

How to Create a Better U.S.-China Relationship

Dec 27, 2022Grant Golub and Yameen Huq explain how intentional communication at all levels of government can lay the foundation for future cooperation between the United States and China.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | January 7, 2023

The Eagle and the Lion: Reassessing Anglo-American Strategic Planning and the Foundations of U.S. Grand Strategy for World War II

Jan 6, 2023Many accounts of the formation of American and British grand strategy during World War II between the fall of France and the Pearl Harbor attacks stress the differences…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | January 4, 2023

The Realist Guide to World Peace

Dec 23, 2022Stephen Walt writes that because warfare is inherently destructive and often uncertain, realists tend to be wary of idealistic crusades and mindful of the danger of threatening what…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 21, 2022

A Diplomatic Winter?

Dec 12, 2022Joseph Nye writes that neither the war in Ukraine nor the Chinese Communist Party's increasingly turn to nationalism and “wolf warrior” diplomacy looks promising for effective diplomacy in…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 15, 2022

How to Know if Putin Is Going to Nuke Ukraine

Dec 15, 2022David M. Allison argues that in ascending order of predictive power, warnings of an imminent nuclear strike would come from Russian whistleblowers, the U.S. intelligence community, and Putin…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 14, 2022

Student-Focused Events Add Depth to Learning

Dec 14, 2022The Belfer Center is pleased to support a number of events organized by and/or for students at Harvard Kennedy School and the greater Harvard community. Activities this semester…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 14, 2022

International Security Journal Highlights

Dec 14, 2022Highlights from the Fall 2022 issue of the journal International Security.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 14, 2022

The United States Couldn't Stop Being Stupid if It Wanted To

Dec 13, 2022Stephen Walt analyzes why self-imposed restraint will always be a contradiction in terms for Washington. Ideology, power, bureaucratic momentum, and other states' desires to use U.S. power for their…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 7, 2022

War Over Taiwan?

Dec 2, 2022Joseph Nye explains why, for five decades, both China and the United States benefited from the time they had bought on the question of the island's status. To prevent…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 6, 2022

Report: Marking the CIA’s 75th Anniversary: Reflections on the Past, Visions of the Future

Dec 6, 2022Since its creation in 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been at the heart of supporting United States foreign policy and national security decision-making. From the early…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | December 5, 2022

The Prospect of Prison Time Spoils Far-Right Fantasies

Dec 2, 2022Juliette Kayyem argues why making extremist leaders answer for their actions will deter future violence.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 18, 2022

Deaths in Poland Are a Warning for Everyone

Nov 17, 2022Stephen Walt explains why the tragic deaths in Poland from an errant missile highlight why ending the war in Ukraine is desirable and why it faces enormous obstacles.

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 11, 2022

Nowhere to Hide? Global Policing and the Politics of Extradition

Nov 2, 2022U.S. power extends beyond the military and economic spheres to include policing. The United States has used its global policing power to capture terrorists, warlords, and drug kingpins.…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 11, 2022

How Much Risk Should the United States Run in the South China Sea?

Oct 31, 2022China’s increasingly assertive behavior in the South China Sea suggests that it wants to dominate that critical area of the globe. How should the United States respond? This…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 11, 2022

China's Party-State Capitalism and International Backlash: From Interdependence to Insecurity

Oct 30, 2022Economic interdependence has long been considered important to international peace. Questions about harmful effects of the free flow of capital, however, are arising. China and Organization for Economic…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 11, 2022

Dangerous Changes: When Military Innovation Harms Combat Effectiveness

Nov 1, 2022Contrary to the conventional wisdom, military innovation can degrade a state’s military effectiveness as well as strengthen it. In fact, innovation is a gamble that a state may…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 11, 2022

Small Satellites, Big Data: Uncovering the Invisible in Maritime Security

Oct 29, 2022The world’s oceans have always provided ships with room to hide. New technology is changing that. Small satellites now collect terabytes of global data daily. Computational analytics can…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 9, 2022

The Evolution of America's China Strategy

Nov 2, 2022Joseph Nye writes that while U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is right to question the basic assumptions that underlay America's strategy of engagement with China, those who devised…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 9, 2022

Kennedy School Postdoc Discusses Government-Sanctioned Mass Expulsion at Belfer Center Seminar

Nov 4, 2022Meghan M. Garrity, an International Security Program postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center discussed her research on government-sanctioned mass expulsion events at a virtual seminar…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 2, 2022

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Eric Rosenbach Named to Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board

Oct 20, 2022The U.S. Department of State announced Tuesday, October 18 that Eric Rosenbach, Belfer Center Co-Director and former Pentagon Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | November 1, 2022

Xi's China Is Good—and Bad—for the United States

Nov 1, 2022Stephen Walt's argument tries to answer the following question: What impact will the decisions taken at the recent Party Congress have on the balance of power and U.S.-China competition?…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | October 20, 2022

Harvard Belfer Center’s Eric Rosenbach Named to Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board

Oct 20, 2022The U.S. Department of State announced Tuesday, October 18 that Eric Rosenbach, Belfer Center Co-Director and former Pentagon Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and…

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security and Defense | October 20, 2022

Buying What Works: An Acquisitions Strategy for the Reality of Dual-Use Technologies

Oct 20, 2022In this student research paper, Harvard Kennedy School student Coen Williams finds that  The Department of Defense should implement an “effects-driven” acquisitions system rather than “capabilities-based” to effectively…

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