In the Spotlight


Mass expulsion is rare but recurring, writes Meghan Garrity. Between 1900–2020, governments expelled over 30 million citizens and non-citizens in 139 different episodes around the world.
Russia Matters cautions readers that Vyacheslav Volodin, a Russian leader on the short-list of potential Putin successors, disseminates conspiracy theories and makes many claims not based on fact.
Fredrik Logevall discusses the 1973 Paris Accords - which ended U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam 50 years ago - and the motivations of those who played a role in the Accords.
International Security

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International Security Experts

Francesca Giovannini

Francesca Giovannini

Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall

Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History at Harvard University, International Security Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center; Faculty Affiliate, Future of Diplomacy Project

Zoe Marks

Zoe Marks

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Member of the Board, Belfer Center


Diplomacy ResearchRSS

United Nations Secretariat Building, with Members States' flags flying in the foreground

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Immediately after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month, the U.S. government expelled 13 Russian diplomats working at the United Nations (UN). It did so on the grounds they were Russian intelligence officers or operatives working under diplomatic cover. We do not know details about their alleged activities, but we do know something for certain: the Kremlin has a long history of using the UN for espionage.

Diplomacy Experts

Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Joseph S. Nye

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Member of the Board, Belfer Center ; Faculty Affiliate, Future of Diplomacy Project

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Paula J. Dobriansky

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center; Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Calder Walton

Calder Walton

Assistant Director for Research, Intelligence Project; Assistant Director, Applied History Project

Energy & Environment

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How can China make good on its pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2060? In Foundations for a Low-Carbon Energy System in China, a team of experts from China and the United States explains how China's near-term climate and energy policies can affect long-term decarbonization pathways beyond 2030, building the foundations for a smoother and less costly national energy transformation.

Energy & Environment Experts

Henry Lee

Henry Lee

Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program; Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Member of the Board, Belfer Center; Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative

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Halla Hrund Logadóttir

Associate, Arctic Initiative ; Co-Founder, Arctic Initiative

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Nicola De Blasio

Senior Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program / Science, Technology and Public Policy Program

Science & Technology

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COVID-19 vaccination record card and a blue pen on black background

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When it comes to the measures intended to keep us safe from COVID, Bruce Schneier doesn’t have to look very hard for vulnerabilities. But the fact that these measures are flawed is precisely why they’re going to be so helpful in getting us past the pandemic.

Science & Technology Experts

Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti

Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Physics, Emeritus; Member of the Board, Belfer Center

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

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

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Lauren Zabierek

Former Executive Director, Cyber Project