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The two countries need a better understanding of each other’s cyber postures, including red lines and other significant policies.
Experts emphasized the need for concerted international action now, before the window of opportunity pried open by COVID-19 closes.
Tarek Masoud, A. Kadir Yildirim, and Peter Mandaville discussed their new study of religious behavior following the pandemic in the Muslim-majority countries.

Security ResearchRSS

In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden as they pose for photos at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool, File

The administration should heed the central lesson of five decades of U.S. policy toward China: it works best when focusing realistically on geopolitical objectives essential to protect American interests, and worst when attempting to engage in political engineering to promote American values.

Security Experts

Hui Zhang

Hui Zhang

Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Augusta Dell'Omo

Augusta Dell’Omo

Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program

Huseyin Rasit

Huseyin Rasit

Research Fellow, International Security Program


Diplomacy ResearchRSS

n this March 13, 2019, file photo, Instagram, Messenger and Facebook apps are are displayed on an iPhone in New York.

AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File

Social media is changing not only the atmosphere in which international negotiations take place; it is also changing the very substance of the deals. Because of the pace and proliferation of social media, negotiators must read “weak signals” early on—and anticipate a quickly organized, highly motivated opposition. However, diplomatic negotiators still lack the tools to engage in this sort of anticipatory strategy design. 

Diplomacy Experts

Moshik Temkin

Moshik Temkin

Non-Resident Fellow, Middle East Initiative; Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy; Faculty Affiliate, Future of Diplomacy Project

Dina H. Powell

Dina Powell McCormick

Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Yuree Noh

Yuree Noh

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment ResearchRSS

Energy & Environment Experts

Cris Russell

Cristine Russell

Senior Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Alexandre Strapasson

Alexandre Strapasson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Science & Technology

Science & Technology ResearchRSS

Science & Technology Experts

Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan L Zittrain

Faculty Affiliate, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

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

Laura Manley

Laura Manley

Director, Technology and Public Purpose Project