Conflict & Conflict Resolution

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Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a Likud Party conference

AP

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Why Israelis Should Hope the Palestinian National Movement Is Not Dead Yet

| Sep. 20, 2017

"The fate of the Jewish national movement is inextricably linked to that of the Palestinian national movement, and there is no way to get around this. Indeed, the ostensible 'victory' will leave us with a binational state and endanger the future of the entire Zionist enterprise. It is rare that history allows us to see a preview of coming events, but a binational reality has long gone from a potential future nightmare, to a bitter present. A present which is played out daily on our TV screens, with the terrorism which has become a self-evident part of our lives, the defense establishment's repeated fears of renewed waves of violence, this time during the upcoming holidays, the demographic trends underway, and the brutalization of public discourse."

A Muslim woman wears a mask of  Aung San Suu Kyi

AP

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

The World Knew Ahead of Time the Rohingya Were Facing Genocide

| Sep. 19, 2017

"The plight of the Rohingya suggests that early warnings do little to prevent atrocities against vulnerable groups. The high risk of mass atrocities was clear from the escalating communitarian violence, the documented uptick in online hate speech beginning in 2012, and the tightening of official restrictions on the Rohingya’s movement and activities."

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

James R. Clapper: Media Interviews on President Trump's Leadership

| Summer 2017

Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, a Belfer Center Senior Fellow, was interviewed by a number of media outlets during the summer 2017 about President Trump and his leadership.

A few of those interviews are included here.

Omar al-Shishani

AP Photo/militant social media account via AP video

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

The Chechens of Syria

| Sep. 07, 2017

"...[D]espite the disparities in military training before arriving in Syria, Chechens in Syria will now leave with significant experience. Right now, the Kadyrovtsy that remain in Chechnya have the upper hand because most of the main opposition has left for Syria. But that could change as the bulk of foreign fighters trickle back home."

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer

AP

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

What Trump Got Right About Foreign Policy

| Aug. 28, 2017

"One overlooked feature in this ongoing tragedy is that Trump isn't wrong about everything. Some of his critics won't admit it, but several of the themes he sounded during the 2016 campaign — such as the need to rebuild America's deteriorating infrastructure — were correct (if far from original), and some of his foreign-policy instincts were sound even if his command of details was not. A minimally competent president could have made substantial progress on most if not all of these fronts, thereby leaving the country better off and enhancing his prospects for a second term."

Pakistani protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Protesters objected to Trump's allegation that Islamabad is harboring militants who battle U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

AP Photo/Fareed Khan

Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

The Coming World Crisis

| Aug. 28, 2017

Donald Trump campaigned to disentangle the United States from a war he claimed he had opposed. Steve Bannon suggested Andrew Jackson as a role model: a man who fought his battles at home. Yet, a year after Trump first used the phrase “America First,” he finds himself reading from the same old playbook, increasing the US presence in Afghanistan, firing admirals for collisions in the distant Strait of Malacca.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at their combat position in a military base in Batnaya outside of Mosul, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

What Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga Believe

| August 25, 2017

"Legally, the KRG continues to operate as a federal unit of the Iraqi national government, but a September 25 referendum for independence could set the Kurds on a trajectory toward sovereignty, something Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly wanted in an unofficial referendum held in 2005. Both the upcoming referendum and issues of territorial control are already being hotly contested. Peshmerga views of the post-ISIS regional order—and the extent to which these views are unified—are therefore key to Iraq’s political future."