Conflict & Conflict Resolution

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A U.S. flag is unfurled at the Pentagon

AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Analysis & Opinions - Military Times

The US is Safer from Jihadi Terrorism 20 Years after 9/11

| Jan. 13, 2022

Jacqueline L. Hazelton  details why the international jihadi terrorist threat to the United States is down since the al-Qaida attacks of 20 years ago. Not through war or other uses of organized violence, but through cooperation, use of legal and financial tools, and strengthening homeland defense and resilience.

airplane

AP/Bernat Armangue

Audio - Modern War Institute

Two Sides of the COIN: Good Governance vs. Compellence

| Jan. 01, 2022

In Episode 43 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast,  the hosts and their guests discuss success in counterinsurgency warfare—more broadly, whether great powers can suppress destabilizing insurgencies and reform corrupt or repressive governments into legitimate ones.

Blog Post - Views on the Economy and the World

History Advises Biden to Match Signals with Actions in Ukraine

Dec. 24, 2021

As Russian troops mass along the border with Ukraine, the White House has been calibrating its response. President Joe Biden has warned that in the event of an invasion, the US and allies would make Russian President Vladimir Putin pay a heavy price. Likely measures would particularly include economic sanctions such as a cut-off from the SWIFT payments system and turning off the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline.  Good. It is possible that such threats will deter Putin.

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

Center Alumni Tapped to Serve the Nation

Fall 2021

The Belfer Center is proud that more than a dozen of our community members, including Bonnie JenkinsEric LanderSamantha PowerWendy ShermanJake Sullivan, and—pending Senate confirmation—Sasha Baker and Nick Burns, have answered the call to serve in the Biden administration. We’re also pleased that a new generation of leaders who are recent Harvard Kennedy School graduates and Belfer alums are serving important—and in some cases, very senior—roles as well. Meredith BergerMarcus ComiterCaitlin ConleyRaina DavisJeff FieldsAditi Kumar, and Aoibhean Thinnes are helping run important projects on industrial policy, AI, law enforcement, and national security.

Ugandan police and other security forces chase people off the streets to avoid unrest after all public transport was banned for two weeks to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi

Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Opportunistic Repression: Civilian Targeting by the State in Response to COVID-19

    Authors:
  • Donald Grasse
  • Melissa Pavlik
  • Hilary Matfess
  • Travis B. Curtice
| Fall 2021

Opportunistic repression arises when states use crises to suppress the political opposition. An examination of the relationship between COVID-19 shutdown policies and state violence against civilians in Africa, including and a subnational case study of Uganda, tests this theory.

300m long slump

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Analysis & Opinions - Union of Concerned Scientists

IN: Arctic Experts and Scientists — OUT: Unqualified Political Operatives

| Oct. 07, 2021

Joel Clement writes that because the Biden administration  has moved to repair the damage done by the Trump administration, colleagues from around the global Arctic are optimistic once again about partnering with America on solutions to regional crises .