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News - Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center

Fresh Ideas for the Future: Symposium on the NPT Nuclear Disarmament, Non-proliferation, and Energy

Apr. 30, 2015

On April 28, the Project on Managing the Atom joined the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, The Netherlands government, and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) in convening nuclear nonproliferation experts from around the world at the United Nations to participate in a Symposium on the 2015 Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference.


Podcast: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Policy Amidst Regional Instability with Prince Turki Al Faisal

  • Prince Turki Al Faisal
| November 18, 2014

An audio recording from His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, former Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States (2005-2007) and former Director General of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate (1977-2001).

On November 18, 2014 Prince Turki spoke on regional instability and forces at work in the region, including power politics, energy markets, violent extremism, and theological divides, in a public address moderated by Kennedy School professor Nicholas Burns.

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

Prince Turki on Saudi Arabia's Role after Arab Awakening

  • Ramiro Gonzalez Lorca
| April 29, 2013

In a speech for the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative, Prince Turki al Faisal laid out Saudi Arabia’s two–pronged security strategy as the Gulf kingdom contends with the fallout from the 2011 Arab uprisings and fast-changing global energy trends. Prince Turki, who directed the Saudi intelligence service for more than two decades and served as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and then to the United States, said Saudi foreign policy doctrine is based on two themes: external security and energy security.

The full text as prepared for delivery is attached (pdf).


The Middle East Gulf nations are wrestling with persistent natural gas shortages

| Apr. 09, 2010

It is a problem with no simple solution: despite abundant reserves, the Middle East continues to run short of natural gas.

The impact of the shortage, already evident in the feedstock slate for many new petrochemical projects, is gradually being felt in markets as well.

The price rally in many products earlier this year was supported not only by robust demand and delays in the commissioning of projects, but also by lower operating rates at some Middle East plants, the result of reduced gas availability, according to one market player.

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

Meghan O’Sullivan Named Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School

September 2, 2009

A former top Bush Administration official is joining the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Meghan O'Sullivan, who served as special assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan from 2004-07, has been named the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, as announced by Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Dean David T. Ellwood. O'Sullivan is affiliated with Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.