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Visitors walk past a display of Cold War-era tanks at the Royal Tank Museum in Amman, Jordan on Thursday, February 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

AP Photo/Sam McNeil

News - Harvard Gazette

The Cold War’s Endless Ripples

    Author:
  • John Laidler
| Feb. 16, 2018

As an international historian, Odd Arne Westad may be best known for bringing a fresh interpretation to the Cold War in which he argues that the era began much earlier and extended much farther than popularly thought.

Those and other themes are explored in detail in a comprehensive new history of the Cold War written by Westad, the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard, where he teaches at the Kennedy School.

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

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Event Podcast: Ali Ahmad "Does the Middle East Really Need Nuclear Power?"

Feb. 08, 2018

Audio recording of a February 08, 2018 MEI Seminar with Ali Ahmad, Scholar In-Residence and Director, Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut.

Syrian refugees leave Iraq to Syria to reunite with their families at a bus station in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

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Inside the Middle East Q&A: Maha Yahya on the Safe Return of Syrian Refugees

Feb. 06, 2018

Maha Yahya, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, sits down with Niku Jafarnia, Co-editor for Migration and Refugees at the Harvard Journal for Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and a student at Harvard Law School, to discuss the conditions needed for the eventual safe return of Syrian refugees and the current dynamics of domestic rhetoric around refugees in host countries, involuntary returns, “safe zones,” and shifting territorial control within Syria.

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter attend the unveiling ceremony for Carter’s official portrait in the Pentagon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.. February 2, 2018 (U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith/Department of Defense). Keywords: Ash Carter, Jim Mattis, portrait, Pentagon, Amber I. Smith, Department of Defense

U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith/Department of Defense

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Ash Carter Honored with Official Portrait at Pentagon Ceremony

| Feb. 02, 2018

Ash Carter, America’s 25th Secretary of Defense and Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, was honored with the unveiling of his official portrait at the Pentagon today. At a ceremony featuring current Secretary of Defense James Mattis, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, former Senator Richard Lugar, former member of Congress Jane Harman, British Ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch, and other dignitaries, Carter was recognized for 35 years of extraordinary service to the nation.

Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Tunisian moderate Islamist Ennahda Party, addresses members of the media after voting at a polling station in Ben Arous, Tunisia, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.

AP Photo/Aimen Zine

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Event Podcast: Andrew March "From Islamic Democracy to Muslim Democracy: Islamist Ideology in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia"

Jan. 31, 2018

Audio recording of a January 31, 2018 MEI Seminar with Andrew March, Berggruen Fellow-in-Residence, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University and Visiting Fellow, Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, Harvard Law School.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he walks during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

News - The Indian Express

David Petraeus Interview: ‘Trump’s Pak Tweet an Accumulation of Many Administrations’ Frustration’

    Author:
  • Sushant Singh
| Jan. 29, 2018

General David Petraeus (retired), who was head of the CIA from 2010 to 2011, commanded the US-led multinational force in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 and the coalition forces in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, besides being head of US military’s Central Command from 2008 to 2010. Currently a partner in a New York investment firm, KKR, he was in India recently.