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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

O'Sullivan, Meghan. "What to Look for in Any Deal Between the U.S. and the Taliban." Bloomberg Opinion, August 8, 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.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "The Rise and Fall of American Hegemony From Wilson to Trump." International Affairs 95.1 (January 2019): 63-80.
Walt, Stephen. "Rising Powers and the Risks of War: A Realist View of Sino-American Relations." Will China's Rise Be Peaceful?: The Rise of a Great Power in Theory, History, Politics, and the Future. Ed. Asle Toje. Oxford University Press, 2018.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "US Energy Diplomacy in an Age of Energy Abundance." Oxford Energy Forum 111 (November 2017): 8-11.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump's Iran Plan Does Too Much and Too Little." Bloomberg View, October 13, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How the U.S. Can Quell the Kurdish Crisis." Bloomberg View, October 4, 2017.
Bunn, Matthew, and Nickolas Roth. "The Effects of a Single Terrorist Nuclear Bomb." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. September 28, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Can't Solve North Korea by Just Making a Deal." Bloomberg View, September 5, 2017.
Bunn, Matthew. "North Korea and America Could Stumble into a Nuclear War." The National Interest. August 17, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The One Big Problem With New Russia Sanctions." Bloomberg View, August 10, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Theresa May's Troubles and 'The Troubles'." Bloomberg View, June 21, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "In Saudi Shakeup, Economics Tops Counterterrorism." Bloomberg View, June 21, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Qatar Crisis Shows Risk of Trump's Saudi Reset." Bloomberg View, June 9, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How Trump Is Surrendering America's Soft Power." Bloomberg View, June 2, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "4 Charts Show Why Trump's Saudi Visit Is Different." Bloomberg View, May 19, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump's Ban Undermines Iraqi Cooperation Against Islamic State." Bloomberg View, January 31, 2017.
Bunn, Matthew, and Scott D. Sagan, eds. Insider Threats. Cornell University Press, 2017.
Allison, Graham. "Don't Know Much About History." Atlantic. September 2016.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Limits of American Power." Political Science Quarterly 131.2 (June 2016): 267-283.
Adams, Gordon, and Stephen M. Walt. "A Road to Damascus, via Moscow." New York Times. October 13, 2015.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Is the American Century Over?" Political Science Quarterly 130.3 (September 2015): 393-400.
Campante, Filipe R., and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "The Intergenerational Transmission of War." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-039, July 2015.
Temkin, Moshik. "Malcolm X in France, 1964-1965: Anti-Imperialism and Border Control in the Cold War Era." Decolonization and the Cold War: Negotiating Independence. Ed. Leslie James, and Elisabeth Leake. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Allison, Graham, and Dmitri K. Simes. "Stumbling to War." National Interest, April 20, 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "What Are We Willing to Sacrifice in War on ISIS?" Boston Globe, March 11, 2015.
Allison, Graham. "Russia, Ukraine, and U.S. National Interests." The Crisis with Russia. Ed. Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price. Aspen Institute, 2014.
Burns, R. Nicholas, and Jonathon Price, eds. The Crisis with Russia. Aspen Institute, 2014.
Allison, Graham. "The Thucydides's Trap." The Next Great War? The Roots of World War I and the Risk of US-China Conflict. Ed. Richard N. Rosecrance and Steven E. Miller. MIT Press, 2014.
Reinhart, Carmen, and Kenneth Rogoff. "Venezuela's Economic Underperformance." Project Syndicate, October 13, 2014.
Robert Blackwill, and Meghan O'Sullivan. "America’s Energy Edge: The Geopolitical Consequences of the Shale Revolution." Foreign Affairs. March/April 2014.
Norton, Mary Beth, Jane Kamensky, Carol Sheriff, David W. Blight, Howard P. Chudacoff, Fredrik Logevall, and Beth Bailey. A People and A Nation: A History of the United States, 10th Edition. Cengage, 2014.
Burns, Nicholas. "A Balancing Act for Iran End Game." Boston Globe, October 24, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "Shutdown Diminishes US as a Global Power." Boston Globe, October 9, 2013.
Bunn, Matthew, Kuznetsov Valentin, Martin B. Malin, Yuri Morozov, Simon Saradzhyan, William H. Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev. "Steps to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism - Recommendations Based on the U.S.-Russia Joint Threat Assessment." Paper, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, October 2, 2013.
Bunn, Matthew, Kuznetsov Valentin, Yuri Morozov, Gary Samore, Simon Saradzhyan, William H. Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev. "Transcending Mutual Deterrence in the U.S.-Russian Relationship." Paper, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, September 30, 2013.
Blechman, Barry M., Gordon Adams, Graham Allison, Michael J. Bayer, General B.B. Bell, Richard K. Betts, Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., alia. "Strategic Agility: Strong National Defense for Today’s Global and Fiscal Realities." Stimson Report, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "US-Russia Chemical Weapons Deal on Syria: 3 Questions with Ambassador Nicholas Burns." GlobalPost. September 16, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "Diplomacy to the Rescue in Syria?" Boston Globe, September 12, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "An Opportunity for Breakthrough Diplomacy." Boston Globe, September 25, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "Obama Has an Opening with Iran." Boston Globe, August 15, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "Coping with Netanyahu on Iran." Boston Globe, July 18, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "America’s Difficult High-Wire Act in Egypt." GlobalPost, July 17, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "Rowhani's Iran." Boston Globe, June 21, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "US is Syria’s Only Hope." Boston Globe, June 5, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "Challenges, both Here and Abroad." Boston Globe, April 25, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "After the Boston Marathon Bomb Attacks: What We've Learned." Boston Globe, April 18, 2013.
Gergen, David. "Boston Never Surrenders." CNN.com, April 17, 2013.
Ignatieff, Michael. "Boston Shows Us Why We Will Never Accept the Fate That Results from Terrorism." Globe and Mail, April 17, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "End War, but Don’t Abandon Afghanistan." Boston Globe, April 11, 2013.