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The U.S. and Canada must work together on Arctic climate challenges that have global impacts, from intensifying wildfires and thawing permafrost to endangered Indigenous subsistence and a changing Arctic Ocean, write John P. Holdren and Fran Ulmer.
We’re going to need every tool in the toolkit, including CCUS, to solve the climate crisis, argues Mohammed Al-Juaied. CCUS projects are already burying millions of tons of CO2 each year, but that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what’s needed, he says.
When the Boston Marathon bombing took place 10 years ago, the City’s detailed disaster preparedness plan kicked in and helped save numerous lives, Juliette Kayyem and other experts said in a recent discussion of lessons learned in the wake of the tragedy.
International Security

International Security ResearchRSS

International Security Experts

Stephen Walt

Stephen M. Walt

Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center; Faculty Affiliate, Future of Diplomacy Project; Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative

Erica Chenoweth

Erica Chenoweth

Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Kennedy School; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Member of the Board, Belfer Center

Jacqueline L. Hazelton

Jacqueline L. Hazelton

Executive Editor, International Security Journal; Former Associate, International Security Program, 2000–February 2022; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2009–2011


Diplomacy ResearchRSS

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

Flickr CC/Rick Bajornas

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

Energy & Environment ResearchRSS

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

Science & Technology ResearchRSS

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

Jernej Furman/Flickr

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