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Belfer Center Director Ash Carter, right, speaks with The Asia Group's Richard Verma, left, a former U.S. ambassador to India, and Kurt M. Campbell, center, a Belfer Center Senior Fellow and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and the Pacific, for The Tea Leaves podcast. (Credit: The Asia Group)

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Ash Carter Discusses China, India, and Strategy on The Asia Group's "Tea Leaves" Podcast

| Apr. 16, 2018

Belfer Center Director Ash Carter joined Kurt M. Campbell and Richard Verma of The Asia Group on "The Tea Leaves" podcast to discuss his tenure at the Pentagon, the dynamism of the Indo-Pacific, and the challenges the United States faces in the region. Carter drew on his 35-year career working on defense and technology to hone in on critical issues, including the rise of China, strategy and policymaking, and partnering with India.

Anwar, Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2016.

Anwar, Al-Masry Al-Youm, 2016.


Event Podcast: Jonathan Guyer "Cartooning the Police: A Graphic History of Contemporary Egypt"

Apr. 05, 2018


A seminar with Jonathan Guyer, Independent Journalist and Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Moderated by Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.


Event Podcast: Safwan Masri "Unfinished Revolution: The Challenge of Consolidating Tunisia’s Democratic Gains"

Apr. 04, 2018

A seminar with Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University on his recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly from Columbia University Press.

Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy



Event Podcast: Book Talk "Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy"

Mar. 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29th, the Ash Center and Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs hosted a book talk with Mohammed Lakhdar Ghettas, author of Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy. Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, HKS, moderated.

A Palestinian police officer watches a rally in support of the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition in the United Nations, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh


Event Podcast: Diana Greenwald "Policing, Taxing, and Spending Without a State: The Origins and Effects of Partial Self-Rule in Palestine"

Feb. 21, 2018

A seminar with Diana B. Greenwald, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Assistant Professor of Political Science, City College of New York (Fall 2018). Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.