International Security & Defense

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Analysis & Opinions - Cleveland.com

President Trump's talk of border security crisis is misleading

| May 24, 2018

To argue the southwest border is in a state of crisis and out of control overlooks the extraordinary progress that has been made in securing the southwest border during the last 30 years. Worse still, it is deceptive and poisons the debate about what additional steps the United States should take to address southwest border security.

President Donald Trump, second left, first lady Melania Trump, left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, second right, and his wife Peng Liyuan, right, stand together as they tour the Forbidden City in Beijing, on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Analysis & Opinions - MPR News

Are the U.S. and China Destined for War?

| May 22, 2018

Two influential people discuss a new interpretation of the changing relationship between the U.S. and China.

National security expert Graham Allison is out with a book he titled, "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?"

Former vice president and ambassador to Japan Walter Mondale shares his own ideas about this provocative book.

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

Belfer Center Joins Republican and Democratic Institutes to Launch Cybersecurity Playbook for Europe

May 22, 2018

The Defending Digital Democracy project (D3P) at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center joined the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for the public launch of the “The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook: European Edition” in Brussels on May 22, 2018.

A Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes, Washington.

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Analysis & Opinions - Axios

How energy deals could cut the U.S.–China trade deficit

| May 18, 2018

When President Trump demanded that China cut its $375 billion trade deficit with the U.S. by $200 billion, Chinese officials and the U.S. press shrieked. It seemed impossible. However, there's a simple way for China to give Trump this “win”: buying $200 billion worth of American oil, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Alaska, Texas and Louisiana.

President Trump withdrawing from the JCPOA

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Analysis & Opinions - Aljazeera

Closing the Deal: The US, Iran, and the JCPOA

| May 13, 2018

The US withdrawal from the JCPOA has laid bare the strategic contradictions inherent in this approach. The United States has abrogated its leadership position on global nuclear non-proliferation while demanding trust and support from allies. It has also reopened the prospect of Iranian nuclear armament while forfeiting the moral and institutional ammunition the US would need to clinch a better deal.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry delivers a speech during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency

AP/Ronald Zak

Analysis & Opinions - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Post-Iran Deal, the US Needs a Plan to Keep Nuclear Weapons from Spreading

| May 11, 2018

The authors lay out their case for the United States maintaining a coherent nonproliferation policy in the Middle East and beyond to limit the damage to nuclear nonproliferation efforts and offer three steps for strengthening nonproliferation after withdrawal from the JCPOA.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks with Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee

Department of Defense

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Counter-ISIS Commander Sean MacFarland Named Belfer Center Senior Fellow

May 10, 2018

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs today named Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Sean B. MacFarland a non-resident Senior Fellow. General MacFarland, who most recently led the victorious campaign against ISIS forces in northern Iraq and Syria, will share his lessons on leadership, the Middle East, and US foreign policy with students, faculty, and staff.