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A e-CNY symbol in the foreground with a 100 Yuan note and 100 Dollar bill in a collage behind it with a shot of the Federal Reserve building in the background.

AP; Belfer Illustration

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

The Geopolitics of Digital Currency

| Jan. 21, 2022

The U.S. Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, and Congress have begun considering the viability of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), a legal tender national digital currency for consumer use. The national security implications of CBDCs are not yet central considerations for U.S. policymakers, but they should be.

In this photo taken from video provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, A Russian armored vehicle drives off a railway platform after arrival in Belarus, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. In a move that further beefs up forces near Ukraine, Russia has sent an unspecified number of troops from the country's far east to its ally Belarus, which shares a border with Ukraine, for major war games next month.

(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Analysis & Opinions - European Leadership Network

Ideas for U.S./NATO Response to Russian Security Guarantee Proposals

| Jan. 21, 2022

The U.S. and NATO diplomats and experts working on this problem are exceptionally well prepared for their duties. But sometimes, the urgency of political leaders to make decisions prevents negotiators from having the time to fully explore all ideas. In that vein, the following thoughts are provided in the hope that they will help generate additional ways to think about the security dilemma in which we all find ourselves.

Solar Power Plant Telangana II in state of Telangana, India

Wikimedia CC/Thomas Lloyd Group

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Harvard Project Conducts Research Workshop on Subnational Climate-Change Policy in India

    Author:
  • Robert C. Stowe
| Jan. 21, 2022

The Harvard Project conducted a research and policy workshop in December 2021, “Subnational Climate Change Policy in India.” Co-sponsors were the Centre for Policy Research, in New Delhi, and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University.

Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Center-State Relations in India: A Political Economy Approach to Climate and Energy Policy

    Authors:
  • Johannes Urpelainen
  • Jai Shekhar
| January 2022

India plays a critical role in global climate and energy policy. Although India is only responsible for 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions today, it has a large population and considerable potential for rapid economic growth. This paper explores how India’s states can best address climate change, the relative roles of state and Union governments, and how relationships between states and New Delhi can constrain or accelerate climate action.

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Journal Article

When Does Putin’s Russia March Off to War?

| Jan. 17, 2022

This article examines how seven potential drivers of the Russian Federation’s military interventions played out in seven instances in which Vladimir Putin was likely to have deliberated on whether or not to use military force in foreign countries, including three instances in which the Russian leader ultimately decided to intervene and four instances in which he did not. The article contends that carefully reviewing these historical episodes could help predict Putin’s military actions in the future.

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Harvard Project Director Robert Stavins Featured at "Top Environmental Economists," January 2022

| Jan. 14, 2022

Professor Robert Stavins is profiled and interviewed by Ingmar Schumacher, Professor of Economics at IPAG Business School in Paris, France, at website, “Top Environmental Economists,” including a brief video interview, and a much more extensive written version.

An oil well on public land administered by the Bureau of Public Land Management in Vernal, Utah

WildEarth Guardians via Flickr

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

A Climate Hawk's Modest Wish List for 2022

| Jan. 13, 2022

Faced with an accelerating climate crisis, mounting political frustrations, and a congressional stalemate, Joel Clement writes that the White House must take the lead on climate action by curtailing fossil fuel extraction on public lands and providing economic protection to the communities that will be most impacted by the coming energy transition.