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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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iran Oil Sanctions: A Rare Case Where Transactional Diplomacy Should Work." Bloomberg Opinion, April 22, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Iraq Visit Alone Won’t Undo Damage He Did Last Week." Bloomberg Opinion, December 26, 2018.
Downs, Erica, James Henderson, Mikkal E. Herberg, Shoichi Itoh, Meghan O'Sullivan, Morena Skalamera, and Can Soylu. "The Emerging Russia-Asia Energy Nexus." The National Bureau of Asian Research, December 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.
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.
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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Where Big Oil Meets Big Green." American Interest, September 28, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Disrupting Opec: How American Ingenuity and “Tight Oil” Is Fracturing the All-Powerful Cartel." LinkedIn, September 23, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "U.S. Energy Boom Can Bring China Into the Global Order." Bloomberg View, September 15, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "How Trump Can Harness the US Energy Boom." New York Times, September 15, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Can't Solve North Korea by Just Making a Deal." Bloomberg View, September 5, 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The One Big Problem With New Russia Sanctions." Bloomberg View, August 10, 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. "OPEC's Job Just Got a Lot Tougher." Bloomberg View, May 25, 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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The Energy Implications of a Nuclear Deal between the P5+1 and Iran." The Geopolitics of Energy Project, July 2015.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The Unconventional Energy Boom: Bad Timing for a Revanchist Russia." The Crisis with Russia. Ed. Nicholas Burns, and Jonathon Price. The Aspen Institute, 2014.
O'Sullivan, Meghan, and Razzaq al-Saiedi. "Choosing an Electoral System: Iraq's Three Electoral Experiments, their Results, and their Political Implications." Belfer Center Discussion Paper, Harvard Kennedy School, April 2014.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "U.S. Action in Syria Could Sway Iran on Nukes." Bloomberg, May 15, 2013.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The Iraq War at Ten." American Interest. May-June 2013.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Lessons Learned." World Affairs. May/June 2013, 26-29.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Was the Iraq War Worth Its Cost to the U.S.?" Bloomberg, March 19, 2013.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "The Iraq War at Ten." American Interest. March 19, 2013.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Egypt’s Constitution Needs an Expiration Date." Bloomberg, December 13, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Muslim Anger Could Spur Economic Growth." Bloomberg, October 2, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Sanctions Alone Won’t Faze Iran." Boston Herald, July 10, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Israel’s Undersea Gas Bonanza May Spur Mideastern Strife." Bloomberg News, May 21, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iraq Can Move Arab States to New Economic Focus." Bloomberg, March 27, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Sanctions Alone Won’t Topple Syria’s Assad." Bloomberg, February 22, 2012.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Troops are Gone but War is not Over." Bloomberg, December 20, 2011.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Tiny Qatar’s Big Plans May Change Mideast." Bloomberg Businessweek, October 3, 2011.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Why U.S. Troops Should Stay in Iraq." Washington Post, September 9, 2011.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iraqi Politics and Implications for Oil and Energy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-031, August 2011.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iran and the Great Sanctions Debate." Washington Quarterly 33.4 (Autumn 2010): 7-21.