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President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. Listens from left are Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barrm Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, and Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at FEMA.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Former Intelligence Chiefs: Trump’s Removal of Experts is Deeply Destructive to our Nation’s Safety

  • Joseph Maguire
  • John Brennan
  • Michael Leiter
  • Matthew G. Olsen
  • Nicholas Rasmussen
  • Andrew Liepman
  • Geoffrey O'Connell
  • Michael V. Hayden
| Mar. 20, 2020

The United States — and the world — faces a historic threat to its health, well-being and economy. The global covid-19 pandemic challenges all of us: the public, cities, states and, of course, the federal government. 

A South Korean Buddhist prays for peace on the Korean Peninsula near the border village of Panmunjom at the demilitarized zone on Friday, December 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

Ending the Dead End in North Korea

| May 19, 2018

While the United States and North Korea had never signed a peace treaty, I didn’t believe the North Korean leader had any intention of breaking the 1953 cease-fire. Any attack would more likely be the result of some small incident spiraling out of control. If the North Korean military saw some provocation as the start of an invasion, it would respond accordingly.

Avideh Moussavian, Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center, speaks during a media availability for a video installation to protest President Donald Trump's travel ban at Union Station in Washington. April 23, 2018 (Alex Brandon/Associated Press). Keywords: Avideh Moussavian, Trump, travel ban, Muslim ban

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Analysis & Opinions - CNN

We've Worked on Stopping Terrorism. Trump's Travel Ban Fuels It

| Apr. 23, 2018

Speaking in Davos this January, President Donald Trump promised that, "when it comes to terrorism, we will do whatever is necessary to protect our nation." It's a commitment we share with the President. In fact, developing and implementing lawful and effective counterterrorism strategies and policies used to be our jobs in the intelligence community, at the White House and at the National Counterterrorism Center, respectively. That's precisely why we are opposed to Trump's travel ban, which heads to the Supreme Court this week for oral arguments.

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

2017 Senior Fellows Bring High-level Expertise to Belfer Center and Harvard Kennedy School

During 2017, the Belfer Center was honored to welcome a number of new senior fellows, dedicated public servants who have served in high-levels of government. All of the new faces in our midst help the Center build bridges across aisles and oceans as they work with students, faculty, and other fellows to tackle today’s most challenging issues.  We were pleased to announce the following senior fellows during 2017.

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

James R. Clapper: Media Interviews on President Trump's Leadership

| Summer 2017

Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, a Belfer Center Senior Fellow, was interviewed by a number of media outlets during the summer 2017 about President Trump and his leadership.

A few of those interviews are included here.