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

Belei, Bogdan, Toni Bush, Maeve Campbell, Ash Carter, Lucy Chase, Mignon Clyburn, Bennett Craig, Daniel Gastfriend, Dipayan Ghosh, Gene Kimmelman, Heidi Legg, Laura Manley, Nicco Mele, Hong Qu, Amy Robinson, Philip Verveer, and Tom Wheeler. "Big Tech and Democracy: The Critical Role of Congress." April 2019.
Carter, Ashton B. "No Exceptions: The Decision to Open All Military Positions to Women." December 2018.
Carter, Ashton B. "Reflections on American Grand Strategy in Asia." October 2018.
Carter, Ashton B. "Shaping Disruptive Technological Change for Public Good." August 2018.
Carter, Ashton B. "A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS." October 2017.
Coats, Amb. Daniel, Sen. Charles Robb, Ashton Carter, Adm. (Ret.) Gregory Johnson, Gen. (Ret.) Ronald Keys, Edward Morse, Steve Rademaker, Amb. Dennis Ross, Henry Sokolski, Gen. (Ret.) Chuck Wald, and Kenneth Weinstein. "Meeting the Challenge: U.S. Policy Toward Iranian Nuclear Development." Report sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, September 19, 2008.
Perry, William J., Joseph Prueher, Robert Blackwill, Ashton B. Carter, Stephen A. Orlins, David M. Lampton, Kurt Campbell, Ashley Tellis, Evan Medeiros, and Jan Berris. "Report of the Strategic Security Issues Delegation to Taiwan and the People's Republic of China (PRC)." Preventive Defense Project and National Committee on United States-China Relations, July 17, 2008.
Abshire, David M., Norman R. Augustine, Robert D. Blackwill, Dennis C. Blair, Charles G. Boyd, Ashton Carter, Daniel W. Christman, Wesley K. Clark, Ruth A. David, Michèle Flournoy, Leon Fuerth, Newt Gingrich, James R. Locher III, James M. Loy, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, John McLaughlin, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Carlos Pascual, Thomas R. Pickering, Brent Scowcroft, Jeffrey H. Smith, James B. Steinberg, and Ken Weinstein. "Ensuring Security in an Unpredictable World: Project on National Security Reform - Preliminary Findings." Project on National Security Reform, July 2008.
Carter, Ashton B. "Military Elements in a Strategy to Deal with Iran's Nuclear Program." Center for a New American Security Iran Strategy Working Paper 3, June 2008.
Carter, Ashton B., and Robert G. Joseph, co-chairs. "Report of the Review Panel on Future Directions for Defense Threat Reduction Agency Missions and Capabilities to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction." Defense Threat Reduction Agency, March 2008.
Carter, Ashton B., William J. Perry, Graham Allison, et al. "Reducing Nuclear Threats and Preventing Nuclear Terrorism." National Security Advisory Group, October 19, 2007.
Oehler, Gordon (Chair), Michael R. Anastasio, Ashton B. Carter, et al. "Report on Discouraging a Cascade of Nuclear Weapons States." U.S. Department of State: International Security Advisory Board Task Force, October 19, 2007.
Carter, Ashton B., William J. Perry, and Michael M. May. "The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in an American City." Preventative Defense Project, May 2007.
Carter, Ashton B., and William J. Perry. "China's Rise in American Military Strategy." Conference Paper, Preventive Defense Project, October 2006.
Carter, Ashton B., and William J. Perry. "Plan B for Iran: What if Nuclear Diplomacy Fails?" Preventive Defense Project, September 2006.
Perry, William J. (chair), with Madeleine K. Albright, Graham T. Allison, Samuel R. Berger, Ashton B. Carter, Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Thomas E. Donilon, Michele A. Flournoy, John D. Podesta, Susan E. Rice, Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, Wendy R. Sherman, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and James B. Steinberg. "The U.S. Military: Under Strain and at Risk." National Security Advisory Group Report, January 2006.
Perry, William J. (chair), with Madeleine K. Albright, Graham T. Allison, Samuel R. Berger, Ashton B. Carter, Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Thomas E. Donilon, Michele A. Flournoy, John D. Podesta, Susan E. Rice, Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, Wendy R. Sherman, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and James B. Steinberg. "Worst Weapons in Worst Hands: U.S. Inaction on the Nuclear Terror Threat Since 9/11, and a Path of Action." National Security Advisory Group Report, July 2005.
Carter, Ashton B., Ronald Lehman II, Robert Einhorn, Alan A. Foley, Arnold Kanter, David Kay, et al. "Interim Report on Nuclear Threat Reduction and the Fuel Cycle." Policy Advisory Group on Nonproliferation, July 2005.
Perry, William J. (chair), with Madeleine K. Albright, Samuel R. Berger, Louis Caldera, Ashton B. Carter, Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Michele A. Flournoy, Alfonso E. Lenhardt, John D. Podesta, Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, and Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. “An American Security Policy: Challenge, Opportunity, Commitment." National Security Advisory Group Report, July 2003.
Perry, William J. (chair), with Madeleine K. Albright, Samuel R. Berger, Louis Caldera, Ashton B. Carter, Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Michele A. Flournoy, Alfonso E. Lenhardt, John D. Podesta, Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, and Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. "The Loose Nukes Crisis in North Korea." National Security Advisory Group Report, March 2003.
The Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. "Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age." Markle Foundation, October 2002.