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An honest look at the forces behind China’s growth this year shows a doubling down on state-managed solutions, not real reform.
Proposed plans have yet to address, in a concrete way, how CBDCs can overcome the existing barriers to financial inclusion.
Political polarization is a “force multiplier” that worsens other threats and cripples our ability to combat them.
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Cadets sit on the terrazzo during the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

USAF/Bill Evans

Americans are not going to wait for sufficient testing. So what happens then? Juliette Kayyem describes "opening up" as a high-stakes version of a coloring book. States can use more and more crayons, but the goal is to avoid going over the edges.

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

Mahsa Rouhi

Mahsa Rouhi

Associate, Project on Managing the Atom

Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall

Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History at Harvard University, International Security Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center; Faculty Affiliate, Future of Diplomacy Project

Diplomacy

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President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at a press briefing.

Shealah Craighead / Official White House Photo

The world has never before confronted a crisis quite like COVID-19, one that has simultaneously tested both the limits of public health systems everywhere and the ability of countries to work together on a shared challenge. But it is in just such moments of crisis that, under all prior U.S. presidents since World War II, the institutions of U.S. foreign policy mobilize for leadership. They call nations to action. 

Diplomacy Experts

Cathryn Clüver

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook

Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project; Executive Director, The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

Robert M. Danin

Robert M. Danin

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project

Professor Sergio Fabbrini

Sergio Fabbrini

Former Pierre Keller Visiting Professor

Energy & Environment

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different layers of snow on the top of Longastunturi mountain

AP/Malin Moberg

Joel Clement describes how the Arctic is transforming into a warmer, wetter, and less predictable climate state, what the consequences are for the Arctic's indigenous inhabitants, and what measures can be taken to build resilience.

Energy & Environment Experts

William C. Clark

William C. Clark

Member of the Board, Belfer Center ; Faculty Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Program; Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development; Area Chair, HKS International and Global Affairs

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

Cris Russell

Cristine Russell

Senior Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Science & Technology

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Science & Technology Experts

John P. Holdren

John P. Holdren

Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy; Co-Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program; Member of the Board, Belfer Center; President Obama's Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (January 2009 – January 2017)

Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

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

Fran Ulmer

Fran Ulmer

Senior Fellow, Arctic Initiative