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News - Atlantic Council

Bridging the Gulf in the GCC

| May 11, 2018

Belfer Center Visiting Fellow Michael Greenwald, senior advisor to Atlantic Council President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Kempe, was interviewed by Rachel Brandenburg, director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Middle East Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, about the implications of the ongoing feud for the Gulf states and US interests. Greenwald is a former US Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait.

President Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. Trump announced the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.

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

Belfer Center Experts on U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

Calling it a “great embarrassment” that fails to “halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions,” President Trump today announced his intention to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and re-impose sanctions on Iran. The independent nuclear, national security, and regional experts of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs have been assessing the terms of the JCPOA for years. In the wake of Trump’s decision, many of them weighed in with thoughts on the significance of Washington’s policy change – and what comes next.

Elizabeth Arnold and Alice Rogoff speak to HKS students and community members about the dire need for a more complete Arctic media narrative on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. (Belfer Center Media Services)

Belfer Center Media Services

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

From Polar Bears to People: Getting the Arctic Climate Change Story Right

    Author:
  • Jonathan Edel-Hänni
| May 03, 2018

The Arctic is region is growing rapidly in global prominence, due in large part to the environmental changes caused by global warming. Rising temperatures and the receding sea ice reveal untapped natural resources and lucrative new trade routes. Non-Arctic nations, including China and India, are joining in the discourse on the region as new economic opportunities open up. Meanwhile, the four million human residents of the land north of the Arctic circle, many of them Indigenous peoples, are facing the reality of dramatically changing life because of human-caused climate change and an uncertain future.

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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News - The Tea Leaves

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.

View of the Toronto skyline from Toronto Harbour

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Harvard Project Co-Sponsors, with Ontario Government, Workshop on Linkage and Paris Agreement

    Author:
  • Robert C. Stowe
| Apr. 11, 2018

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements co-sponsored a workshop, “Article 6 and North American Linkage: Finding Synergies,” in Toronto on March 22, 2018. The Province of Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change hosted the meeting. Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Project, moderated the sessions, and Alex Wood, Assistant Deputy Minister for Climate Change, represented the Ministry in the discussions. Participants included officials focusing on Ontario, Québec’s, and California’s linked emissions-allowance-trading systems (ETSs) — and experts from research institutes and universities in Canada and the United States.

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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.