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In Memoriam: Chuck Cogan, Longtime International Security Program Associate

| Jan. 03, 2018

Dr. Charles G. "Chuck" Cogan, an International Security Program associate since 2006, died peacefully in his sleep on December 14, 2017 at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a frequent participant over the years in ISP seminars and other Center events, contributing his insights and anecdotes from his long career as a Central Intelligence Agency officer and his subsequent career as a historian.

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Tribute to Dr. Charles G. Cogan

| Dec. 22, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that the Intelligence Project must announce the passing of Dr. Charles G. Cogan, longtime associate and friend of Harvard University. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 14, 2017, a month shy of his 90th birthday. Chuck, as we knew him, continued to research, write, attend and contribute to Intelligence talks at Harvard until his finals days. We will all miss his indomitable spirit, razor-sharp mind, and cheerful interaction with all he encountered. He substantially enriched the educational experience of students, researchers, faculty and guests.

Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

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Analysis & Opinions - The Huffington Post

Usurpation!

| Dec. 07, 2017

Why, in order to follow Trump and Netanyahu, must responsible people in the United States and Israel, be called upon to embrace a monstrous falsehood. Jerusalem belongs to three religions — Muslim, Jewish and Christian.

President Donald Trump holds a sword and sways with traditional dancers during a welcome ceremony at Murabba Palace in Riyadh

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

The Showman Cometh

| May 23, 2017

The Riyadh visit was a boon for Saudi Arabia, as it was attended by some fifty leaders from the Sunni Arab world. Whether Mr. Trump's Riyadh attacks on Shiite Iran will call forth a hostile response from Tehran in the aftermath of an electoral victory of the moderates remains to be seen.

A man is arrested as the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed in New Orleans

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

Cry the Divided Country

| May 22, 2017

Amid the controversy this past week surrounding the decision of New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu to remove Confederate monuments from the city, especially that of Robert E. Lee, taken down by men in bullet-proof vests and at night, I would like to offer a phrase from a speech I gave at Harvard University some years ago. The occasion was a Festschrift (memorial) for the late Professor Ernest May: "The South's war, brilliantly fought, was not only a lost cause. It was a bad cause."

Elysee Palace

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

Keep Mme. Le Pen Away From Legitimate French Society

| Apr. 27, 2017

There are a number of reasons why Marine Le Pen should not be elected President of France, apart from the fact that she has headed a neo-Fascist political party that was founded by her father, the former military officer and parliamentary deputy, Jean-Marie Le Pen.