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It bears all the hallmarks of an overture designed to gauge the Trump campaign’s receptivity to Russian support.
The Muslim Brotherhood has failed to escape its oppositionist roots and develop into a cohesive, viable governing body.
ISIS’s naming structure makes it difficult to track foreign fighters. But it also sheds some light on complicated internal politics.
Diplomacy

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Nicholas Burns talks international politics with WGBH

WGBH.com

Donald Trump came home from Europe feeling pretty good... until his eldest son began raining on his parade. Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted four pages of emails describing how a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised incriminating information on Hillary Clinton came to be.

The meeting was facilitated by Rob Goldstone - a publicist with ties to the Trump family - and eventually took place at Trump Tower with Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chair Paul Manafort included.

In light of the developments, former U.S. ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns joined Jim Braude to survey the president's international standing.

Diplomacy Experts

Nicholas Burns

Nicholas Burns

Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Faculty Director, Future of Diplomacy Project; Faculty Chair, Middle East Initiative; Faculty Chair, India & South Asia Program

Paula J. Dobriansky

Paula J. Dobriansky

Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project

Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment ResearchRSS

Solar panels at sunrise.

Karsten Würth

For a century, the geopolitics of energy has been synonymous with the
geopolitics of oil and gas. However, geopolitics and the global energy economy
are both changing. The international order predominant since the
end of World War II faces mounting challenges. At the same time, renewable
energy is growing rapidly. Nevertheless, the geopolitics of renewable
energy has received relatively little attention, especially when considering
the far-reaching consequences of a global shift to renewable energy.

The paper starts with a discussion of seven renewable energy scenarios
for the coming decades: the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2016, the EIA’s
International Energy Outlook 2016, IRENA’s REmap 2016, Bloomberg’s
New Energy Outlook 2016, BP’s Energy Outlook 2016, Exxon-Mobil’s Outlook
for Energy 2016 and the joint IEA and IRENA G20 de-carbonization
scenario.

Energy & Environment Experts

William C. Clark

William C. Clark

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Faculty Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Program; Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development; Area Chair, HKS International and Global Affairs

Henry Lee

Henry Lee

Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Science & Technology

Science & Technology ResearchRSS

Malicious software is adapted, stolen, bought, and used everyday on a global scale. There are better ways to counter this proliferation than export controls. Policymakers should strengthen incentives for researchers and the private sector to rapidly identify software vulnerabilities, disclose them to developers, patch those vulnerabilities, and adopt those patches. Building on previous debates, this paper makes specific recommendations to shorten the lifecycle of vulnerabilities and improve the short term health of the software security ecosystem.

Science & Technology Experts

John S. Park

John S. Park

Faculty Affiliate, Project on Managing the Atom; Director, Korea Working Group

Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway

Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Security

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Pedestrians walk by newly installed barriers on Westminster Bridge in London

AP

"The measure of success in counterterrorism efforts is not simply whether an attack occurred or not. Another measure must be whether fewer people died or were harmed because of the actions of police, fire fighters, emergency managers, public health officials and the voluntary efforts of the public."

Security Experts

Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Director, Homeland Security Project

Samantha Power

Samantha Power

Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School; Director, International Peace and Security Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)

Stephen M. Walt

Stephen M. Walt

Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs