Op-Eds

Jim Walsh, "When Your Work Suddenly Comes Home," cognoscenti.wbur.org, April 17, 2014.

Harvey M. Sapolsky and Christine M. Leah, "Let Asia Go Nuclear," The National Interest, April 14, 2014.

M. Taylor Fravel and Alastair Iain Johnston, "Chinese signaling in the East China Sea?" The Washington Post, April 12, 2014.

Vipin Narang, "Why India must stay the nuclear hand," The Indian Express, April 12, 2014.

Jim Walsh, "The Ukrainian Paradox," cognoscenti.wbur.org, March 21, 2014.

Carol Saivetz, "Ukraine's Crisis and the Russia Card," Letter to the Editor, New York Times, February 25, 2014.

Jim Walsh, "Crimes Against Humanity: Why We Must Never Become Numb To The Phrase," cognoscenti.wbur.org, February 21, 2014.

Harvey M. Sapolsky and Eugene Gholz, "End of the Line," The National Interest, February 5, 2014.

Jim Walsh, "After Execution, More Questions Than Answers In North Korea," cognoscenti.wbur.org, December 19, 2013.

Fotini Christia (with Ruben Enikolopov), "Too Much of a Good Thing," foreignpolicy.com, December 18, 2013.

Jim Walsh, "Breaking Down The Iran Nuclear Deal: What The Agreement Actually Says," cognoscenti.wbur.org, November 26, 2013.

Benjamin Friedman, "What Asian Pivot?" chinausfocus.com, November 13, 2013.

Benjamin H. Friedman and Christopher A. Preble, "Ending Nuclear Overkill," CATO Institute. (Op-Ed also appeared in the New York Times, November 13, 2013.)

Benjamin H. Friedman and Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Commentary: Shut Down the US Combatant Commands," DefenseNews, September 29, 2013.

Christopher Clary and Vipin Narang, "Modernisation and Austerity," The Indian Express, September 16, 2013.

Jim Walsh, "Selling Syria: The Politics of Partial Solutions," WBUR.org, September 10, 2013.

Vipin Narang and Paul Staniland, "Naval Gazing," Foreign Policy, June 25, 2013.

Cindy Williams, "A Costly Defense," Boston Review, May/June 2013.

M. Taylor Fravel, "China Has Not (Yet) Changed Its Position on Nuclear Weapons," thediplomat.com, April 22, 2013.

Jim Walsh, "Boston Marathon Bombings: They Picked On The Wrong City," WBUR.org, April 16, 2013

Jim Walsh, "The Iraq War, 10 Years Later: Better To Remember Than Forget," WBUR.org, March 25, 2013.

M. Taylor Fravel and Dennis Blasco, "Xi Jinping and the PLA,"thediplomat.com, March 19, 2013.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Iraq: The Mistake was Staying," fletcherforum.org, March 18, 2013.

Gautam Mukunda, "Don't Trust Anyone Over 70," Foreign Policy, February 27, 2013.

Cindy Williams is one of the debaters in "Room for Debate: Questions for Hagel's Confirmation Hearing," New York Times, January 29, 2013.

Cindy Williams, "Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military," The Diplomat, January 19, 2013.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "The British Are About to Jump the Shark," National Defense, November 2012.

Harvey Sapolsky and Benjamin Friedman, "Romney's other 47% problem," CNN.com, October 31, 2012.

M. Taylor Fravel, "The Dangerous Math of Chinese Island Disputes," Wall Street Journal, October 28, 2012.

Benjamin H. Friedman, "Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama: Hawk vs. Hawk," U.S. News & World Report, October 26, 2012.

Jim Walsh (with Thomas Pickering and Anthony Zinni), "What to do about Iran?" op-ed, Chicago Tribune, October 12, 2012.

Brian Haggerty, "The Delusion of Limited Intervention in Syria," Bloomberg.com, October 4, 2012.

Nicholas S. Miller and Chad Hazlett, "Primed to Protest," ForeignPolicy.com, September 26, 2012.

Dennis J. Blasco and M. Taylor Fravel, "Much Ado About the Sansha Garrison," The Diplomat, August 23, 2012.

M. Taylor Fravel, "How to Defuse South China Sea Conflicts," op-ed, The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2012.

M. Taylor Fravel and Vipin Narang, "The Asian Arms Race That Wasn't," op-ed, Foreign Policy, May 8, 2012.

Harvey M. Sapolsky and Michael Schrage, "More Than Technology Needed to Defeat Roadside Bombs," National Defense, April 2012.

M. Taylor Fravel, "All Quiet in the South China Sea: Why China is Playing Nice (For Now)," ForeignAffairs.com, March 22, 2012.

Richard J. Samuels, "Japan's roiling struggle forward," Boston Globe, March 10, 2012.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Defense Industrial Policy Myths Debunked," National Defense, February 2012.

Benjamin H. Friedman, "America Is Not a Military Unit," The National Interest, January 25, 2012.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Army Acquisition: Not Broken and Not Fixed," National Defense, December 2011.

Jim Walsh, "A weakened Ahmadinejid in New York," Op-Ed, CNN.com, September 26, 2011.

Cindy Williams, "How to Spend the 'Peace Dividend'/Good Luck to the Mayors!" New York Times, June 23, 2011.

Peter Krause, "Is it really a new start for Palestinians?" The Providence Journal, May 26, 2011.

Harvey M. Sapolsky and Benjamin H. Friedman, "“Bring Africa Command Home,” Defense News, May 9, 2011.

Cindy Williams and Benjamin H. Friedman shared their thoughts on "How to Cut the Military" in a New York Times debate, May 8, 2011.

Kelly M. Greenhill, "Using Refugees as Weapons," New York Times, April 20, 2011.

Harvey M. Sapolsky and Benjamin H. Friedman, "When Intervention is Easy," Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 2011.

Robert Madsen and Richard J. Samuels, "Japan's Black Swan," Foreignpolicy.com, March 16, 2011.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, “Stop Badmouthing the Acquisition System,” Defense News, September 6, 2010.

Caitlin Talmadge (with Mara Karlin), "Under the Radar Rapprochement: Turkey and the Iraqi Kurds," foreignpolicy.com, June 24, 2010.

Richard J. Samuels, "An ancient tool for holding passions captive," Op-Ed, Boston Globe, July 28, 2010.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, “The False Promise of Acquisition Reform,” National Defense, May 2010.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, “US must first do less in Europe,” Financial Times, May 18, 2010.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "A Dangerous Ban," Op-Ed, Armed Forces Journal, December 2009.

Paul Staniland, "Counterinsurgency is a bloody, costly business," afpak.foreignpolicy.com, November 24, 2009.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "The War Has Been Postponed," Op-Ed, Defense News, October 18, 2009.

Peter Bergen and Sameer Lalwani, "Putting the 'I' in Aid," Op-Ed, New York Times, October 2, 2009.

Jim Walsh "Sanctions Can't Be the Centerpiece." Op-Ed, New York Times, September 25, 2009.

Joseph Torigian has two op-eds published during the summer of 2009, both of them in Chinese. "The Xinjiang Incident in the Eyes of an American" was published by Reuters (online only) August 31, 2009. "Taiwan is not an American Geopolitical Chess Piece" was published June 24 in the Oriental Morning Post (Dongfang Zaobao).

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "US Military Doctrine since the Cold War," e-International Relations (e-IR), May 6, 2009.

Harvey M. Sapolsky, "Let's Skip Acquisition Reform This Time," Op-Ed, Defense News, February 8, 2009.

Richard J. Samuels and James L. Schoff, "An alliance in need of attention," Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune, January 22, 2009.

William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering and Jim Walsh, "Iran, Iran, Iran," Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune, January 16, 2009.

Eugene Gholz and Daryl Press, "All the Oil We Need," Op-Ed, New York Times, August 21, 2008.

Richard J. Samuels, "Awaiting Japan's global vision," Op-Ed, Boston Globe, June 21, 2008.

Barry R. Posen, "What's next for Iraq?" Op-Ed, Boston Globe, June 19, 2008.

Paul Staniland, "When Talking with Terrorists Makes Sense," Christian Science Monitor, May 29, 2008.

Benjamin H. Friedman, "Don't 'Pull an Iraq' in Afghanistan," Christian Science Monitor, April 3, 2008.

William Luers, Thomas Pickering and Jim Walsh, "How to end the US-Iran Standoff,"New York Times, March 3, 2008.

William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering and Jim Walsh, "A Solution for the US-Iran Nuclear Standoff," The New York Review of Books, Vol. 55, No. 4, March 20, 2008.

Jim Walsh, "Why believe it this time?" Op-Ed, Boston Globe, December 7, 2007.

Cindy Williams, "The military, and affairs of the State," Letters to the Editor, Boston Globe, December 6, 2007.

Benjamin Friedman, "The Politics of Chicken Littleism," WashingtonPost.com, December 5, 2007.

Professor Barry Posen has a letter in The New York Times, November 23, 2007, on the Violence in Iraq.

David A. Weinberg, "America the generous or America the stingy?" first-person political analysis, Daily Star (Lebanon), September 14, 2007.

David A. Weinberg, "Re-open the U.S. Embassy in Tehran," op-ed, Ha'aretz, August 24, 2007.

Professor Richard J. Samuels, "The more muscular Japan," op-ed, Boston Globe, August 7, 2007.

"More Troops for What?" by Benjamin Friedman, ForeignPolicy.com, July 2007.