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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, foreground right, attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

(Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was one of the most successful information operation campaigns ever conducted.

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Labeling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization fails to acknowledge the group’s more mainstream evolution.

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greets Deputy Crown Price of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud

Secretary of Defense

The new project, made possible through a gift from HRH Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, will conduct studies on security issues in the Gulf States.

Iran's Axis of Resistance Rises

Diplomacy

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Hillary Clinton at Harvard

Tom Fitzsimmons

On Friday, March 3, 2017, the Harvard Kennedy School was proud to host former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on campus.  She met with Harvard undergraduates in a session sponsored by the Institute of Politics.  Professor Nicholas Burns and his American Secretaries of State Project co-chairs, Professor Bob Mnookin of Harvard Law School and Professor Jim Sebenius of Harvard Business School, conducted a lengthy video interview with her on the major negotiations she led as Secretary. They then hosted a lunch with Harvard Deans, Professors and students to honor her extraordinary public service to our country.

Here are Professor Burns's remarks at the lunch that paid tribute to her accomplishments as Secretary of State.

Diplomacy Experts

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

Eugene B. Kogan

Eugene B. Kogan

Research Director, American Secretaries of State Project

Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment ResearchRSS

Exhaust rises from an oil facility in the desert field of Sakhir, Bahrain, September 2009.

AP Photo/Hasan Jamali

The global oil market remains highly vulnerable to the actual status of oil supplies. There’s a paradox: so far, OPEC’s effort to convey the message of an exceptional level of compliance with cuts has helped sustain oil prices – but in so doing it has also incentivized oil output increases in many countries.

Energy & Environment Experts

Dale Jorgenson

Dale Jorgenson

Director of Program on Technology and Economic Policy, Frederic Eaton Abbe Professor of Economics; Faculty Affiliate, Environment and Natural Resources

Cristine Russell

Cristine Russell

Senior Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Laura Diaz Anadon

Laura Diaz Anadon

Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Science & Technology

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Science & Technology Experts

Martin B. Malin

Martin B. Malin

Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom

David Keith

David Keith

Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

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

Security

Security ResearchRSS

In this chapter, Ji Yeon-jung analyzes the space arms race among major Asian countries which seek technological parity and international prestige — an arms race that warrants the formation of additional regional forum.

Security Experts

John S. Park

John S. Park

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

Emile Simpson

Emile Simpson

Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program

Amanda J. Rothschild

Amanda J. Rothschild

Research Fellow, International Security Program