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

Center Experts Reflect on 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, launching the nuclear age. On the 75th anniversary of that somber event, Belfer Center experts reflect on the event and its aftermath. 

Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland

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Analysis & Opinions - ArcticToday

How Our New Virtual World Can Empower the Arctic

| July 23, 2020

Halla Hrund Logadóttir writes that an online education experiment which had been under development for years — at the speed of a medium-size turtle — became the new norm in an instant because of the COVID-19 disruption. The Arctic region has a big opportunity in overcoming its natural barriers related to the cost and time of delivering in-person higher education with which it can build virtual educational bridges that improve opportunities for its own people and while also attracting global talent.

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Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File

Journal Article - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

'What About China?' and the Threat to US–Russian Nuclear Arms Control

| 2020

The administration of President Donald J. Trump has consistently used fear of China to undermine nearly five decades of bipartisan consensus on US–Russian nuclear arms control. The negative consequences of these actions may last far beyond the Trump presidency. If generations of agreement between Democrats and Republicans on bilateral nuclear treaties with Russia erode, it will pose a significant setback to US national security and global stability. Future leaders may ultimately need to consider new approaches to nuclear risk reduction that preserve the benefits of the arms control regime.

Report - Atlantic Council

The Reverse Cascade: Enforcing Security on the Global IoT Supply Chain

| June 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the increasing convergence of the physical and digital worlds and it affects us all. Hundreds of "things" are being connected to the Internet and each other, with more than fifty billion devices expected to be connected by 2030. Many IoT devices are manufactured abroad at low cost with little consideration for security. How can we secure these devices, especially those manufactured outside the United States?

iPad Mini Smart Case

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Journal Article - Journal of Cybersecurity

Privacy Threats in Intimate Relationships

| 2020

This article provides an overview of intimate threats: a class of privacy threats that can arise within families, romantic partnerships, close friendships, and caregiving relationships. The authors survey a range of intimate relationships and describe their common features. Based on these features, they explore implications for both technical privacy design and policy, and offer design recommendations for ameliorating intimate privacy risks.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan dedicates the COBAS 6800 testing machine

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Journal Article - Nature

Coronavirus Modelling — Boost Developing World Capacity

| May 26, 2020

In developing countries, where the coronavirus pandemic is potentially at its most dangerous and costly, the authors call for governments to work with academic institutions to build and sustain computational modelling capacity.

Fever check table

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Permanently Expand Government Powers

    Authors:
  • James Crabtree
  • Robert D. Kaplan
  • Robert Muggah
  • Kumi Naidoo
  • Shannon K. O'Neil
  • Adam Posen
  • Kenneth Roth
  • Alexandra Wrage
| May 16, 2020

Stephen Walt and Bruce Schneier are two of the ten leading global thinkers that Foreign Policy invited to each give their take on an expansion of government powers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.