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U.S. President Donald Trump

CNN Politics

Analysis & Opinions - Future of Diplomacy Project

Twitter Diplomacy: Preventing Twitter Wars from Escalating into Real Wars

May 20, 2019

Just two weeks ago, a tweet cost the global stock markets roughly $1.36 trillion (or Australia’s annual GDP). With 280 characters on Twitter, the U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on select Chinese imports, instilling lower market confidence, triggering significant volatility, and exacerbating existing political uncertainties. To explore what is really at stake in Twitter diplomacy, it is important to explore why Twitter diplomacy matters, why world leaders use it, what it means for diplomatic relations, and how governments can manage the associated risks.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Morgan Kaplan Joins Belfer Center as Executive Editor of International Security

| May 16, 2019

Cambridge, MA – Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcomed Morgan Kaplan this week as the new Executive Editor of International Security. Kaplan succeeds Sean Lynn-Jones, who retired after 31 years of service to the journal he led to repeated No. 1 rankings for scholarly impact. Kaplan joins the Center from Northwestern University, where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Earlier he was an International Security Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center and a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

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Analysis & Opinions - METRO U.N.

New Battleground? China-Europe vs. America-Europe

| May 15, 2019

The policies of the Trump Administration have produced an international alignment, which never existed before: China and Europe (EU) now find themselves on the same side in a global conflict where the American president attacks multilateralism, has withdrawn from major international trade agreements, has unilaterally imposed tariffs, and questioned the validity of the WTO.

Chinese President Xi Jinping smiles at the audience after concluding his speech at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,  January 17, 2017.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Wall Street Journal

A Better Way to Deal With Beijing

| May 14, 2019

China isn’t a monolith, former World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick writes, and in order to make headway with China, the United States should also pressure the country’s leadership with non-economic means. A deal that opens up trade would be useful, but the U.S. needs a multifront strategy and continuing engagement with China, not a single transaction. America should coordinate with partners—including reformers in China—to change China’s behavior.

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

Commentary on “The Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Implications”

While the authors make much of what intelligence collection did not detect, such as the Iranian intent to use a known tunnel for uranium activities before any relevant equipment was installed, their overall conclusion about fissile material production validates the explicit knowledge upon which the U.S. and its negotiating partners based the effort to secure the agreement: “At the same time, the combination of national intelligence activities and IAEA efforts had successfully identified that Iran had a program focused on development of nuclear weapons and had successfully uncovered nearly all of its efforts related to production of fissile material.