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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Burns, Nicholas. "Leading by Action: The Fierce Urgency for Diversity and Inclusion in the Foreign Policy Workforce." Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, U.S. Hou, March 25, 2021.
Burns, Nicholas. "The Diplomat as Gardener." Foreign Affairs. February 19, 2021.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Arab Spring at 10: Kings or People?" Journal of Democracy 32.1 (January 2021): 139-154.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "What Does Success Look Like for a Climate Czar?" Bloomberg Opinion, 12/2/2020.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Joe Biden Will Lead the US Back to International Cooperation." The Guardian, December 2020.
Burns, Nicholas, Daniela Schwarzer, Torrey Taussig, Sophia Becker, Josef Braml, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Anthony Gardner, Thomas Gomart, Christian Mölling, Robin Niblett, Victoria Nuland, Kristi Raik, David E. Sanger, Amanda Sloat, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Nathalie Tocci. "Stronger Together: A Strategy to Revitalize Transatlantic Power." Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School and German Council on Foreign Relations, December 2020.
Cohen, Dara Kay, Connor Huff, and Robert Schub. "At War and at Home: The Consequences of US Women Combat Casualties." Journal of Conflict Resolution (October 29, 2020).
Burns, Nicholas, and Anja Manuel. "On India, the US Must Think Bigger." The Hill, October 16, 2020.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Joe Biden Looks Like A Safe Pair of Hands For the US Economy." The Guardian, October 2020.
Danielle F. Jung and Dara Kay Cohen. Lynching and Local Justice: Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "After Oil: Throwing Money at Green Energy Isn’t Enough." Bloomberg Opinion, 9/17/2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Pandemic Is Hurting, Not Helping, Green Energy." Bloomberg Opinion, 9/16/2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "After Oil: U.S.-China Split Will Hurt Clean Energy." Bloomberg Opinion, 9/14/2020.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Rethinking U.S. National Security after COVID19." Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy 26.3 (September 2020).
Masoud, Tarek, and Aytug Sasmaz. "Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia is a mosque again. Do Turkish citizens want Erdogan to restore the caliphate?" Washington Post. July 24, 2020.
Burns, Nicholas, Frank Wisner. "A Planned Kosovo-Serbia Meeting at the White House is Falling Apart. It was Always a Bad Idea." Washington Post, June 24, 2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Oil’s Collapse Is a Geopolitical Reset in Disguise." Bloomberg Opinion, 4/29/2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Oil Markets Provide a Glimpse of the Post-Pandemic Future." Bloomberg Opinion, 4/7/2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Russia-Saudi Relationship Is A Coronavirus Casualty." Bloomberg Opinion, 3/9/2020.
Burns, Nicholas. "Brexit Is a Challenge Shared by the UK, the EU and the US." Security Times, February 2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Iran Speech Had Three Audiences." Bloomberg Opinion, 1/8/2020.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The U.S.-Iraqi Relationship Can Still Be Salvaged." Foreign Affairs, 1/7/2020.
Burns, Nicholas. "Preface." The Struggle for Power: U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century. Ed. Leah Bitounis and Jonathon Price. Aspen Institute, 2020.
Burns, Nicholas. "Trump Violates Diplomacy’s Golden Rule." The Atlantic, December 4, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas. "American Diplomats Are Being Persecuted by Their Own President." New York Times, October 2, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas. "The Lasting Lesson of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact." The Atlantic, August 23, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "What to Look for in Any Deal Between the U.S. and the Taliban." Bloomberg Opinion, August 8, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas. "The 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Importance of Allies." USA Today, June 5, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas. "Does the US need NATO?" Quartz, April 4, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas, and Douglas Lute. "NATO’s Biggest Problem is President Trump." Washington Post, April 2, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas. "The Historic Alliance between the United States and Europe." Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment, March 26, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas. "Pence and Biden in Munich: Stark Contrast Shows How Trump is Ruining Relations with Europe." USA Today, February 18, 2019.
Holdren, John P. "Foreword." Titans of the Climate: Explaining Policy Process in the United States and China. Ed. Gallagher, Kelly Sims, and Xiaowei Xuan. MIT Press, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "If All Vehicles Go Electric, That’s Just Step One." Bloomberg Opinion, January 14, 2019.
Burns, Nicholas. "The State of the State Department and American Diplomacy." Burns, Nicholas (2019).
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Iraq Visit Alone Won’t Undo Damage He Did Last Week." Bloomberg Opinion, December 26, 2018.
Burns, Nicholas. "George HW Bush’s Presidency Left the World a More Peaceful and Stable Place." CNBC, December 3, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "One Fewer Reason to Be Nervous About the G-20 This Weekend." Bloomberg Opinion, November 29, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Even If OPEC Cuts, Oil Prices Could Still Fall in 2019." Bloomberg Opinion, November 29, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Some Context for Canadians Who Love or Hate the New Nafta." Bloomberg Opinion, October 30, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "US Is Forced to See It Is Far From ‘Energy Independent’." Bloomberg Opinion, October 19, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iraq’s Two New Leaders Offer a Glimmer of Hope." Bloomberg Opinion, October 3, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Wouldn’t Owe Putin a ‘Thank You’ for Selling More Oil." Bloomberg Opinion, July 14, 2018.
Burns, Nicholas. "What America Gets Out of NATO." New York Times, July 11, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Chinese Tariffs on US Energy Would Signal a New Attitude." Bloomberg Opinion, July 10, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Lessons for Trump After His Clumsy Dance With OPEC." Bloomberg Opinion, June 28, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "A History of the Energy We Have Consumed." New York Times, June 18, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Trade War Has a Bright Side for Canada." Bloomberg Opinion, June 8, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Has Options If Oil Market Panics About Iran." Bloomberg Opinion, May 10, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Collapse of Russia-Saudi Oil Deal Could Push Prices Down." Bloomberg Opinion, April 20, 2018.