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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attends a NATO leaders virtual summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

AP Photo/Olivier Matthys

Analysis & Opinions

U.S. Engagement with Hungary: Reshaping NATO’s Collective Alliance

| Feb. 13, 2024

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 disrupted the European security landscape and forced political leaders to reconsider their strategic relationships. Galvanized by Russia’s aggression, NATO is at its strongest point in the 21st century; Hungary remains Russia’s closest ally within the Alliance, however, and is often a thorn in its side. If the U.S. can engage with Hungary, it ultimately enhances NATO's collective strength and cohesion - not solely for the support of Ukraine against Russia’s invasion, but for the enhancement of European security in the coming decades. 

Erin Crosby presents seminar on intelligence sharing in Ukraine

Olivia Leiwant

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

For the Common Defense Study Group: Key Themes from the Fall 2023 Seminar Series

| Dec. 14, 2023

The Belfer Center's National Security Fellows (NSFs), as part of the Defense, Emerging Technology, and Strategy (DETS) program, developed and taught the "For the Common Defense" study group throughout the Fall 2023 semester. Each “Common Defense” seminar is an in-depth exploration of a national security or defense-related subject taught by senior defense officials. Over the course of eight seminars, this study group examined key foreign policy topics, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and great power competition.


David McCord presents at the AAS Conference

David McCord

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

David McCord, DETS Program Research Assistant, Receives Award from the American Astronautical Society (AAS)

| Nov. 08, 2023

The Defense, Emerging Technology, and Strategy Program (DETS) is pleased to announce that David McCord, MPA Candidate and DETS Research Assistant, has been awarded the Business and Space Policy Molly K. Macauley Award by the American Astronautical Society (AAS). 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy address a media conference during a NATO summit

AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis

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

Ukraine-NATO Primer: Membership Options Following the 2023 Annual Summit

| July 14, 2023

From July 11-12, 2023, NATO leaders gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania for one of the most significant NATO summits in history. This timely brief by Eric Rosenbach, Grace Jones, and Olivia Leiwant serves as a background piece on Ukraine’s history with NATO, potential future pathways for accession, and the operational impact Ukraine’s NATO membership could have on the alliance.