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Madame Tussauds' designers apply the final touches to the wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump, as they unveil the figure just days ahead of the American's Presidential Inauguration in Washington in London, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The figure will now reside in Madame Tussauds' London Oval Office alongside fellow famous politicians and global icons also immortalised in wax.

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To comprehend the new president, you must view Trump as an independent, not as a Republican.

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As a new president assumes office, Jeffrey Frankel reflects on Barack Obama's major accomplishments.

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Iran may be stockpiling uranium to reach a nuclear breakout before the deal's limitations expire, warns Olli Heinonen.

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Diplomacy

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2017 Eisenhower Fellows

Eisenhower Fellows

Future of Diplomacy Project Executive Director Cathryn Cluver was among 20 U.S. leaders from government, business and civil society selected as Eisenhower Fellows (EF) for 2017. These fellows are chosen to embark on a global fellowship to engage in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the leading minds in their fields.

Diplomacy Experts

Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem

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

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

Tarek Masoud

Tarek Masoud

Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative

Energy & Environment

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Earth at night, 2012. People around the world depend upon electric lighting. Generating electricity using increased amounts of non-fossil fuels is critical to slowing climate change.

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Decision-makers often seek to design policies that support sustainable development. Prospective evaluations of how effectively such policies are likely to meet sustainability goals have nonetheless remained relatively challenging. Evaluating policies against sustainability goals can be facilitated through the inclusive wealth framework, which characterizes development in terms of the value to society of its underlying capital assets, and defines development to be potentially sustainable if that value does not decline over time.

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

Robert N. Stavins

Robert N. Stavins

Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group; Chairman, Ph.D. Programs in Public Policy and Political Economy & Government; Co-Chair, Kennedy School–Harvard Business School Joint Degree Programs

David Keith

David Keith

Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Science & Technology

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Science & Technology Experts

Laura Diaz Anadon

Laura Diaz Anadon

Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program

William H. Tobey

William H. Tobey

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Director, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti

Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Science, Technology, and Pubic Policy Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Security

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"Over a decade's worth of research shows that women's advancement is critical to stability and to reducing political violence. Countries where women are empowered are vastly more secure, whether the issue is food security, countering violent extremism or resolving disputes with other nations peacefully."

Security Experts

Graham Allison

Graham Allison

Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Member of the Board; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

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

Kelly M. Greenhill

Kelly M. Greenhill

Research Fellow, International Security Program