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NEWS

From Conflict, Cooperation

MIT SPECTRVM
 
NEWS

Is Japan Back?

Richard Samuels
 
MEDIA

From Warheads to Cheap Energy

New York Times
 
 
OPED

India’s new leader faces old scars

Priyanka Borpujari
 
PODCAST

Russian Weapons Removal & The Cold War Backpack Bomb

Thomas Neff and Adam Rawnsley
 
OPED

The Ukrainian Paradox

Jim Walsh
 
ARGUMENT

Ukraine: Part of America's "Vital Interests"?

The National Interest
 
ARGUMENT

Amateur Hour

Foreign Policy
 
 
THE PODIUM

'Talk to my eyes, not to my chest'

Boston Globe
 
ESSAY

For a New Approach to Iran

New York Review of Books
 
 
BOOK REVIEW

Letting opportunity slip away

The Japan Times
 
 
ESSAY

Syria’s Red Line

Boston Review
 
 
BOOK REVIEW

When the World Changed

The Economist
 
BOOK REVIEW

Letting Opportunity Slip Away

Jeff Kingston
 
 
 
AUDIT

Attack of the Drones

Lena Simone Andrews
 
OPED

What Really Drives Civil Wars?

Thanassis Cambanis
 
 
OPED

What's Killing Brazil's Police Officers

Graham Denyer Willis
 
ESSAY

The Democracy Boondoggle in Iraq

Christian Caryl
 
 
 
OPED

The Perils of Diplomatic Engagement

Ambassador Timothy Carney, Tara Maller
 
 
 
 
ESSAY

How Civil Wars Evolve

Fotini Christia
 
ESSAY

The Salafi Moment

Christian Caryl
 
 
 
 
ESSAY

An Idealist on Death Row

Christian Caryl
 
 
 
PODCAST

GOP Whining on Military Spending Cuts

Benjamin Friedman
 
OPED

Burmese Days

Christian Caryl
 
OPED

Cutting Aid to Africa Won't Help Gay Rights

Jackee Budesta Batanda
 
OPED

Russia's Anti-Putin Protests

Elizabeth Wood
 
OPED

The Forgotten Wages of War

John Tirman in the New York Times
 
BLOG

The Lady's Leap of Faith

Christian Caryl in Foreign Policy
 
Q&A

How Cutting Pentagon Spending will Fix US Defense Strategy

Benjamin Friedman in Foreign Affairs
 
 
ARGUMENT

Get Ready to Starve

Christian Caryl
 
 
 
 
NEWS

Museveni's Grip on Uganda

Jackee Budesta Batanda
 
NEWS

A Weakened Ahmadinejad

Jim Walsh
 
 
 
OPED

The Palestine UN Vote

Balakrishnan Rajagopal
Huffington Post
 
ESSAY

Tokyo's Transformation

Eric Heginbotham, Ely Ratner, and Richard J. Samuels
Foreign Affairs
 
BOOK REVIEW

When Death Came Hand-Delivered

Edward Jay Epstein
Wall Street Journal
 
OPED

After War: Reconstruct

John Tirman
Boston Globe
 
PRESS

Is it Really a New Start for Palestinians?

Peter Krause
Providence Journal
 
Q&A

Japan after Kan

Richard Samuels
 
NEWS

In Profile: Kenneth Oye

Peter Dizikes
 
OPED

The Sacred and the Humane

Anat Biletzki
 
ESSAY

Supreme Tragedy

Hussein Banai
 
 
PRESS

IMF Turmoil Unlikely to Derail Euro Debt Talks

David Singer
NPR's Marketplace
 
 
 
OPED

Using Refugees as Weapons

Kelly Greenhill
New York Times
 
 
PRESS

Why Japan Relies on Nuclear Power

Richard Samuels
 
PRESS

Japan Disaster May Have Global Economic Impact

Robert Madsen on National Public Radio
 
OPED

When Intervention Is Easy

Harvey Sapolsky, Ben Friedman
Philadelphia Inquirer
 
PRESS

Japan After The Quake

Richard Samuels on WBUR
ESSAY

How Dictators Fall

Peter Beaumont
 
ESSAY

A Eulogy for Pakistan

Christian Caryl
 
ESSAY

Japan's Black Swan

Robert Madsen, Richard Samuels
 
BLOG

Cold Water from the Taliban

Christian Caryl
 
 
PRESS

Leaks in All the Wrong Places

Christian Caryl in Foreign Policy
 
TALK

India and America in the Strategic Times to Come

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)
 
PRESS

With Its Eye on China, Japan Builds Up Military

Richard Samuels in New York Times
 
ESSAY

China's Dilemma

George Gilboy and Eric Heginbotham
 

OPED

Wikileaks Docs Underestimate Iraqi Dead

John Tirman
 
PRESS

Stand Alone: The Case for a New Isolationism

Barry Posen in The Boston Globe
 
PRESS

A Special Report on China's Place in the World

Taylor Fravel, Richard Samuels in The Economist
 
PRESS

Unveiling Hidden China

Christian Caryl in The New York Review of Books
 
 
PRESS

Debt Crisis Highlights I.M.F.'s Renewed Role

David Singer in New York Times
 
 
 
ESSAY

Defining Success in Afghanistan

Fotini Christia, co-author, Foreign Affairs
PRESS

Study: Women Still Kept Away From Peace Talks

John Tirman in Associated Press
 
PRESS

Regulators Back New Bank Rules to Avert Crises

David Singer in New York Times
 
PRESS

Defense Secretary Gates Says Iraq War Is Over

Stephen Van Evera on Minnesota Public Radio
 
RESEARCH

"War Upon the Map": User Innovation in American Military Software

Jon Lindsay in Technology and Culture
 
ESSAY

Reactor Reaction

Christian Caryl
BOOK

Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts

Kelly Greenhill, co-editor
PRESS

North Korea: The Crisis of Faith

Christian Caryl in New York Review of Books
PRESS

Basel Accord Likely Means Weaker Regulations

David Singer quoted in Wall Street Journal
 
 
Q&A

The Korean Standoff

Jim Walsh
 
PRESS

Synthetic Genome Brings New Life to Bacterium

Ken Oye quoted in Science
 
PRESS

Japan, LLP

Robert Madsen, Richard Samuels in National Interest
 
PRESS

Taliban Reintegration Plan Raises Questions

Paul Staniland quoted in CNN Politics
 
PRESS

Don't Believe the Shanghype

Christian Caryl
 
BLOG

Pakistan's Catch 22

Sameer Lalwani in Foreign Policy
 
AUDIO

US, Iran Expected to Spar at UN Nuclear Meeting

James Walsh on NPR Morning Edition
 
AUDIO

Japanese Security

Richard Samuels for Japan Society
 
 
EVENT

Rebuilding Haiti

Kathryn O'Neill, Emily Hiestand
 
 
PRESS

Sheikh to Terrorists: Go to Hell

Christian Caryl in Foreign Policy
 
OPED

Scenario Building for Iran

Michael M.J. Fischer Frontline
 
BLOG

Closing Guantanamo: An Assessment

Balakrishnan Rajagopal Huffington Post
 
PRESS

Tokyo and Washington Celebrate Their Alliance—Too Soon

Richard Samuels in Foreign Policy
 
BLOG

Counterinsurgency is a Bloody, Costly Business

Paul Staniland in Foreign Policy
 
PRESS

Peer Review Not Popular at Homeland Security

Cindy Williams quoted in Science
 
 
PRESS

China: The Fragile Superpower

Christian Caryl
 
PRESS

Tea with a Warlord

Stephanie Schorow
PRESS

Obama's Options in Afghanistan

Stephen Van Evera on Minnesota Public Radio
OPED

Just How 'Secret' is Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program?

Christian Caryl in Foreign Policy
OPED

The War Has Been Postponed

Harvey Sapolsky in Defense News
OPED

Putting the "I" in Aid

Peter Bergen and Sameer Lalwani in the New York Times
 
PRESS

Ahmadenijad: Iran's Man of Mystery

Jim Walsh quoted in Time
 
PRESS

IEDs: What We Don't Know

Christian Caryl in NYRBlog
 
PRESS

The Other Ticking Clock in Iran

Christian Caryl in Foreign Policy
 
PRESS

The AFPAK Channel: How Much Is Enough?

Austin Long in Foreign Policy
PRESS

Russia the Bully

Christian Caryl in Foreign Policy
 
PRESS

Change Comes to Japan: How the LDP Hung On So Long

Richard Samuels in Newsweek
PRESS

Kashmir in the AfPak Equation

Paul Staniland in Foreign Policy
OPED

Achieving Detente with Iran

John Tirman

 
PRESS

Still Broken

David Singer in Foreign Policy

 
PRESS

Understanding the Threat of a Nuclear North Korea
NPR's The Take Away


 
OPED

Post-war Sri Lanka Must Uphold Rights
By Balakrishnan Rajagopal


 
OPED

Bold Action Needed on Iran
By John Tirman


 
PRESS

Japan's Lost Leaders
By Richard Samuels


 
VIDEO

Challenges to the Global Economy
Martin Feldstein and Simon Johnson


 
PRESS

How to Deal with Iran
By William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering, & Jim Walsh


 
PRESS

Wing Walking: The US-Japan Alliance
By Richard Samuels


 
PRESS

Eugene Skolnikoff: the Pioneer of Science Diplomacy
bridges


 
PRESS

An Alliance in Need of Attention
By Richard J. Samuels and James L. Schoff


 
PRESS

Grieving Over Gaza
By Anat Biletzki


 
PRESS

Admiral Fallon Scans the Horizon
WBUR's On Point


 
PRESS

The Future of the American Frontier
By John Tirman


 
PRESS

Reigniting Violence: How Do Ceasefires End?
By Nancy Kanwisher, Johannes Haushofer & Anat Biletzki


 
PRESS

A "Once-in-a-Century" Financial Crisis-Mortgaging the Future: How We Got in This Mess & Why It Could Happen Again
By Robert Madsen


 
AUDIT

U.S. and Colombia: A Growing Military Intervention?
By Jenny Manrique Cortés


 
PRESS

Fallon: U.S. Needs Strategy on China
Boston Globe


 
AUDIT

State-Building and U.S. Foreign Policy
By Jeremy Allouche


 
AUDIT

Recovering the Liberal Foreign Policy Tradition
By Nick Bromell and John Tirman


 
AUDIT

The Global Financial Crisis and Obstacles to U.S. Leadership
By David A. Singer


 
AUDIT

The U.S. and Iran in Afghanistan: Policy Gone Awry
By Barnett R. Rubin with Sara Batmanglich


 
STARR FORUM

Foreign Policy and the Next U.S. Administration
MIT World


 
INTERVIEW

Q&A with Roger Petersen
CIS Interview Series


 
AUDIT

Does the "Surge" Explain Iraq's Improved Security?
By Jon R. Lindsay


 
AUDIT

Iran-U.S.: The Case for Transformation
By Sanam Anderlini and John Tirman


 
PRESS

Lucian W. Pye, Bold Thinker on Asia, Is Dead at 86
New York Times


 
PRESS

Who's Winning the War on Terror?
WBUR's On Point with Stephen Van Evera


 
PRESS

Who's Winning the War on Terror?
WBUR's On Point with Stephen Van Evera


 
INTERVIEW

Q&A with Carl Kaysen
CIS Interview Series


 
AUDIT

Turkey's Crisis and Future
By Dogu Ergil


 
PRESS

Q&A with M. Taylor Fravel
Boston Globe


 
PRESS

A Conversation with Admiral Fallon
Charlie Rose


 
OPED

Surge Protector
By William J. Fallon


 
OPED

Awaiting Japan's Global Vision
By Richard Samuels


 
OPED

What's Next for Iraq?
By Barry Posen


 
PRESS

Interest Grows for International Iran Atom Plant
Compromise plan from MIT


 
AUDIT

Who Leads Russia?
By Elizabeth A. Wood


 
VIDEO

Leaderless Jihad: Radicalization in the West
Featuring Marc Sageman


 
AUDIT

Pakistan's Governance Imperative
By Paula R. Newberg


 
AUDIT

Insights Into Two American Empires
A conversation with Alice Amsden


 
AUDIT

Much Ado About Nothing: The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
By Anat Biletzki


 
 
AUDIT

The Good and Bad News on Global Development
By Dani Rodrik


 
OPED

Don't 'Pull an Iraq' in Afghanistan
By Benjamin H. Friedman


 
AUDIT

Wilson, Bush, and the Evolution of Liberal Foreign Policy
By Tony Smith


 
AUDIT

Wilson and the Founders: The Roots of Liberal Foreign Policy
By Ted Widmer


 
PRESS

What Happened in Basra?
CIS Scholars Help Explain


 
RETREAT

US-Japan Relations and a Changing Asia


 
WEBSITE

Just Jerusalem Competition Winners


 
PRESS

A Solution for the US-Iran Nuclear Standoff
By William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering, & Jim Walsh


 
AUDIT

Iraq's Three Civil Wars
By Juan Cole


 
WEBSITE

Iraq: The Human Cost


 
CONFERENCE

The Liberal Foreign Policy Tradition: Pluses, Problems, and Prospects


 
AUDIT

Russia: An Energy Superpower?
By Carol R. Saivetz


 
AUDIT

The U.S. and Iran After the NIE
By Farideh Farhi


 
AUDIT

'Shadows of the Images': The Allegory of Iraq
By John Tirman


 
OP-ED

Why Believe It This Time?
By Jim Walsh


 
VIDEO

Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation
By Barbara Slavin


 
OP-ED

Just Jerusalem: Vision for a Place of Peace
By Diane Davis


 
AUDIT

Pakistan on the Brink: Regional Perspectives and Implications
By Paul Staniland


 
AUDIT

Russia and America: Is Another Arms Race Afoot?
By Jane M.O. Sharp


 
PRESS

After Bush: The Case for Restraint
By Barry Posen


 
VIDEO

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, Bruce Riedel


 
AUDIT

Who Failed Whom? Assessing the UN's Human Rights Efforts
By Balakrishnan Rajagopal


 
AUDIT

Distracted at the Creation: Washington's China Policy
Christopher P. Twomey


 
AUDIT

Iran-Pakistan-India Pipeline: Is it a Peace Pipeline?
Abbas Maleki


 
REPORT

The United States, India, and the Gulf: Convergence or Divergence in a Post-Iraq World?
Persian Gulf Initiative


 
AUDIT

Is the Foreign Policy Process Working?
By John Tirman


 
OP-ED

The More Muscular Japan
By Richard Samuels


 
PRESS

Book Review Roundtable: Kenneth B. Pyle's Japan Rising and Richard J. Samuels' Securing Japan


 
AUDIT

Fewer Missions,
Not More Troops

By Benjamin H. Friedman


 
PRESS

Just Jerusalem: Vision for a Place of Peace
By Diane E. Davis, Leila Farsakh and Tali Hatuka


 
LECTURE

Rights and Security:
A Broad View

By John Tirman


 
PRECIS

Getting China Right: Cutting Through the Myths of Economic Growth
By Edward Steinfeld


 
OP-ED

The Risks of Staying vs. Leaving Iraq
By Barry Posen


 
AUDIT

Paying for Homeland Security: Show Me the Money
By Cindy Williams


 
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