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A technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the upcoming presidenial election, in Philadelphia, Oct. 14, 2016.


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

Hacking Elections

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only ones attempting to sway voters ahead of November, as emerging evidence suggests Russia has been using cyberattacks to attempt to influence this year’s election.

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (right) answers a question from the audience at the Harvard Kennedy School JFK Jr. Forum following his Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace. The event was moderated by Graham Allison.

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

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: Statesman of Science and Diplomacy

| Summer 2016

Verification is a crucial part of all arms control agreements, from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in the 1980s to the recent Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz explained during a recent appearance at Harvard. And it is on verification where scientists can be decisive.

A man holds a portrait of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda during a protest at the Nanjing Massacre Museum in Nanjing, China, Sep. 18, 2012. Public anger grew in China after Tokyo's recent provocations on the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.

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Analysis & Opinions - The Diplomat

The Interview: Stephen M. Walt

| December 14, 2012

"The United States is out of Iraq and is getting out of Afghanistan, but the big question is whether we can keep ourselves from being dragged back into the Middle East quagmire in the future. The best course in the Middle East would be to act as an "offshore balancer": ready to intervene if the balance of power is upset, but otherwise keeping our military footprint small. We should also have normal relationship with states like Israel and Saudi Arabia, instead of the counterproductive "special relationships" we have today. Steps like these would free up the resources for a more robust presence in Asia, should that become advisable down the road. But we should act like an "offshore balancer" in Asia as well...."