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Flags flutter in the wind outside NATO headquarters

AP/Olivier Matthys, File

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

Does Anyone Still Understand the 'Security Dilemma'?

| July 26, 2022

Stephen Walt explains the concept of the security dilemma and argues for leaders to consider whether a policy they believed was benign was unintentionally making others nervous, then to consider  whether the action in question could be modified in ways that alleviated (some of) those fears.

a polar bear approaches a group of walruses on an ice floe

Andrey Todorov

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

Arctic Ocean Governance: Cooperation with Russia After the Invasion of Ukraine

| July 07, 2022

The rapid pace of Arctic thaw demands collaboration with Russia, no matter the political implications. In a seminar hosted by the Arctic Initiative on May 11, 2022, Andrey Todorov and Andreas Østhagen tackled the thorny question of how to proceed with Arctic Ocean governance in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and expressed tentative hope for a pragmatic approach to cooperating with Russia on pressing issues such as shipping and fishery management.

Audio - Harvard Environmental Economics Program

Confronting the Global Energy Crisis: A Conversation With Dan Yergin

| July 05, 2022

The post-pandemic demand for energy combined with the war in Ukraine and subsequent gas shortages have created a global energy crisis. That is the assessment offered by renowned global energy expert Daniel Yergin in the latest episode of “Environmental Insights: Discussions on Policy and Practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program,” a podcast produced by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File/Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Will China and Russia Stay Aligned?

| June 21, 2022

Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on China and Russia, their emerging partnership, and whether this alignment will last. To complement these articles, Foreign Affairs decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, it approached dozens of authorities with specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion.

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Dynamics of Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism Threats to Post-Soviet Russia

  • Angelina Flood
| June 21, 2022

Simon Saradzhyan was invited to publicly brief the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee addressing the adequacy of strategies to prevent, counter, and respond to nuclear terrorism, and identify technical, policy, and resource gaps. The consensus study is a congressionally mandated analysis included in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1299I) sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy).  Nearly 60 stakeholders concerned about this topic from the Department of Defense, US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, State Department, National Security Council, US Congress, the National Labs, and many non-governmental organizations were in attendance. The briefings are available at the NAS event website. Video of the presentation can be found here.