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

Positive Impact of COVID19 Vaccines at the Individual and Population Level

| May 20, 2021

As more people get vaccinated, we will not only see improvements individually, but its impact collectively, at the population level, with decreasing cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19.

AP

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

Vaccination Guide: What to Expect

| Apr. 19, 2021

As universal eligibility for covid19 vaccine expands across the nation and millions of Americans are getting ready to get a life-saving vaccine, we offer a guide on what to do before, during and after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

An open window.

William Santos

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

Indoor Ventilation Strategies to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 at Home

| Apr. 05, 2021

Household transmission of COVID-19 remains a high priority given the ease of how the virus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19 can spread in closed, confined spaces. Here, the authors outline environmental health strategies to fortify home air ventilation and filtration systems.

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

What You Can Do Once Vaccinated  

| Mar. 04, 2021

With three remarkable COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the U.S. and millions of Americans getting vaccinated daily, it is indeed time for COVID optimism, write Syra Madad and Monica Gandhi. 

As fully vaccinated persons wonder what activities they can engage in, it’s important to look at it from the lens of those around you and their vulnerability to the virus. The table here provides high level information for those vaccinated.

Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker

Atlantic Council and Belfer Center

Infographics & Charts

National Digital Currencies: The Future of Money?

| Updated September 2020

China piloted a national digital currency in April 2020. The European Central Bank has convened a working group of major economies to coordinate digital currency research and development. The U.S. Federal Reserve said it was in the early stages of researching the digital dollar. Spurred by the potential to modernize domestic payments systems, or take a leading role in updating the global payments infrastructure that supports cross-border trade and remittances, nations around the globe are exploring the merits and risks of issuing a digital currency. While many are in the early stages of research, central banks representing one-fifth of the world's population say they will issue a digital currency very soon.

The Belfer Center’s Economic Diplomacy Initiative, in collaboration with the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program, is tracking the latest developments in central bank issued digital currencies.

Blog Post - Views on the Economy and the World

Long-term Job Decline in US Manufacturing

| Nov. 13, 2017

What does international trade have to do with US jobs?  Surely the US trade deficit in manufacturing has reduced employment?  Not as much as you would think, on net.  Especially with regard to overall employment, which in the long run is determined by the size of the labor force.  But even if manufacturing jobs are considered more important than service jobs, trade policy has not been the main reason for their decline.  Perhaps the raw statistics can be made more intuitively convincing if one makes comparisons with other sectors.

Support rally for Euromaidan and against occupation of Crimea by the Russian army in Prague, Czech Republic. The rally took place before the Russian embassy, 2 March 2014.

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Journal Article - Foreign Affairs

Modern Conquest

| July 20, 2016

"Conquest is a regular feature of war. But it is generally accepted that globalization and growing economic interconnectedness has stitched the world together in such a way that fighting each other for land is no longer pragmatic. Then in 2014, Russia stunned the world by annexing Crimea...."

A crane picks up containers with uranium to be used as fuel for nuclear reactors on a port in St. Petersburg, Russia, November 14, 2013.

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Analysis & Opinions - Nuclear Security Matters

Fresh Thinking on Highly Enriched Uranium Research Reactor Conversions

| February 3, 2016

Through several programmatic evolutions, U.S. efforts to convert HEU research reactors and to repatriate fresh and spent fuel, have significantly advanced efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism.  Unavoidable technical and political factors have slowed this progress.  To maintain the program’s momentum, fresh thinking will be necessary and deserves support from the executive and legislative branches of government.