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Ship engineer Wim Giabeler, right, and deckhand Gerard Bakulikira, left, wear Romware COVID Radius digital bracelets as they work on deck of a tugboat in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. The Romware ONE bracelet will allow employees to resume work safely as the bracelet monitors physical distance and traces contacts.

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Analysis & Opinions

COVID’s Broader Impacts: Risks and Recommendations

While the world’s health and economy are the clearest victims of COVID-19, the pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of society – from national security to international relationships. We asked several of our experts to share their thoughts on risks and/or recommendations that policymakers and the public should consider in the coming weeks and months.

Stacks of medical supplies are housed at the Jacob Javits Center that will become a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in New York. 

AP Photo/John Minchillo

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

Coronavirus Reveals the Vulnerable Nature of Our Medical Supply Chain

| Apr. 07, 2020

It should have been an April Fools joke, but it really happened. A Russian cargo jet landed in the United States last week carrying masks and other medical supplies to aid our response to the coronavirus pandemic. So if nothing else, this propaganda stunt by Moscow reveals the simple fact that we need a serious conversation about the national supply chain for critical materials, which is woefully unprepared for a crisis.

A masked woman walks past national flags and a government slogan which reads "Go China!" outside a traditional medicine hospital in Beijing on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Mushrooming outbreaks in the Mideast, Europe and South Korea contrasted with optimism in China, where thousands of recovered patients were going home and new virus cases drop to a new low. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

Ignore Bad Information From Russia And China On The Coronavirus Crisis

| Mar. 27, 2020

Social media is great for keeping in touch with family and friends while we practice social distancing. It offers an easy and convenient way for people to check in with loved ones, watch movies together, and play games. But it is also a great way for states like Russia and China to drive us apart and sow chaos by pushing false information. It is important to remember that Russia and China have and continue to claim that the United States is their enemy. Their national strategies and foreign policies reflect this.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian gas monopoly Gazprom head Alexei Miller at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. February 16, 2018 (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via Associated Press). Keywords: Vladimir Putin

Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via Associated Press

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Four Steps to Fight Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

| Feb. 14, 2018

Election systems differ from state to state and precinct to precinct, but many still have security vulnerabilities that foreign actors — not just the Russians — can exploit. The U.S. government must act to improve security and assure Americans that their votes count.

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.

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

Mike Rogers on Office Hours Podcast

| June 01, 2017

Former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogers), the U.S. Representative for the 8th district in Michigan from 2001 – 2015, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about tensions between the FBI and the White House, meeting Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and who’s his favorite spy.

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

Mike Rogers on Office Hours

| June 01, 2017

Former Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogers), the U.S. Representative for the 8th district in Michigan from 2001 – 2015, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about tensions between the FBI and the White House, meeting Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and who’s his favorite spy.

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

International Council Debates Critical Global Issues

A lively discussion of “Russiagate” at the JFK Jr. Forum on Tuesday, May 2, launched the 2017 annual meeting of the Belfer Center International Council .