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While the possibility of nuclear war with North Korea remains remote, it has evoked curiosity about the process of ordering a nuclear strike.
The risks of Thucydides’s Trap are compounded by civilizational incompatibility between the two countries.
Congress handcuffed Trump’s ability to waive penalties, which gives Moscow no reason to change its behavior.
Diplomacy

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Nicholas Burns talks to PBS NewsHour about the second Trump/Putin conversation

PBS

After President Trump sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 7 for a highly anticipated meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, he met with Putin a second time for a lengthy meeting, that was unattended by advisors and previously undisclosed. Nick Burns talks with PBS NewsHour on why this is significant. 

Diplomacy Experts

Cathryn Clüver

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook

Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project

Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan

Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Energy & Environment

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The paper incorporates geoengineering into an economic model of climate-change policy and finds that "Expanding the set of available climate policy interventions increases societal welfare."

Energy & Environment Experts

William Hogan

William Hogan

Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy

Laura Diaz Anadon

Laura Diaz Anadon

Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program

David Keith

David Keith

Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Science & Technology

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Science & Technology Experts

Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma

Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Matthew Bunn

Matthew Bunn

Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

AMB Laura S. H. Holgate

AMB Laura S. H. Holgate

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Former Staff Assistant to Professor Ashton Carter, 1990–1992

Security

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley meets Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

AP

The importance of the United States to Israel's national security cannot be overstated. Washington is usually the first, and often the sole, port of call for strategic consultation – almost always the foremost one, and inevitably the primary means of addressing the challenges Israel faces. America is the be-all and end-all of most policy deliberations in Israeli national-security decision-making forums. Some four decades into this 'special relationship', the price of a truly remarkable partnership has been a significant loss of Israeli independence. Indeed, Israel's dependence on the US has become so deep that it is questionable whether the country could even survive today without it.

Security Experts

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; 2017-18 Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)

Dara Kay Cohen

Dara Kay Cohen

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty, International Security Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Calder Walton

Calder Walton

Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program