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Press Release - Harvard Divinity School

HDS/HKS Initiative Will Study Religion, Conflict, and Peace

Jan. 31, 2018

Religion is a powerful influence on human affairs, nowhere more visibly than in its capacity to help both ignite and resolve conflict. Now a new collaboration between Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School will enable scholars to study the role that religious communities play in violent conflict—and in promoting sustainable peace.

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.

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Bipartisan Secretaries in Kentucky & West Virginia Arm Candidates with Cybersecurity Playbook

| Jan. 30, 2018

To mark their states' candidate-filing deadlines, Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic Secretary of State of Kentucky, and Mac Warner, the Republican Secretary of State of West Virginia, are distributing the "Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook" to candidates in their states seeking to be on the ballot in 2018.

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)

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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.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens as President Donald Trump announces that the United States will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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News - The Economist

Donald Trump May Be Bluffing Over a Pre-Emptive Strike on North Korea

    Author:
  • David Rennie
| Jan. 25, 2018

The last time that America almost risked a pre-emptive strike on North Korea the gamble offered a spectacular pay-off. Ashton Carter, a leading architect of that plan, recalls that his scheme for bombing the Yongbyon nuclear facility in 1994 assumed that in one or two days the entirety of the regime’s nuclear programme could be levelled and entombed in rubble. Mr Carter, who went on to become defence secretary in the Obama administration, now thinks that an American first strike would only put “a significant dent” in North Korea’s arsenal of nuclear devices and bombmaking sites. “The difference today is that the North Koreans are very good at hiding, burying and moving around their nuclear infrastructure,” says Mr Carter, now at Harvard University.

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Aspen Institute Launches Cybersecurity Working Group

| Jan. 08, 2018

The Aspen Institute launched on Friday its newest strategy group, a cross-sector public-private forum aimed at translating pressing cybersecurity conversations into action. The Aspen cyber group will facilitate robust conversation between 35 experts from both the public and private sectors on how to best address today’s cybersecurity challenges.

Graham Allison, Professor of Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School, listens during an event in Boston on  February 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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News - Le Monde

Graham Allison, ce Politologue qui Éclaire Notre Monde Grâce à la Grèce Antique

    Author:
  • Arnaud Leparmentier
| Jan. 05, 2018

Dans un essai récent, best-seller  outre-Atlantique, ce professeur émérite à Harvard examine la rivalité entre la Chine et les Etats-Unis à la lumière de l’Histoire : les deux puissances peuvent-elles échapper au « piège de Thucydide » ?