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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, R. 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.
Burns, R. 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.
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.
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.
Masoud, Tarek. "Review Essay: The Prince." Review of MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman, by Ben Hubbard. Journal of Democracy, 31.3, July 2020: 172-178.
Burns, R. 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, R. 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.
Masoud, Tarek. "Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation." Review of Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East: Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation, by A. Kadir Yildirim. Perspectives on Politics, 17.4, December 2019: 1223-1226.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Trump Violates Diplomacy’s Golden Rule." The Atlantic, December 4, 2019.
De Blasio, Nicola, and Henry Lee. "Saudi Arabia’s Energy Infrastructure Under Attack. What’s Next?" National Interest, October 6, 2019.
Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk, eds. Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Burns, R. 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.
Bunn, Matthew. "How to Step Back from the Brink with Iran." Defense One. June 18, 2019.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "The 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Importance of Allies." USA Today, June 5, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Iran Oil Sanctions: A Rare Case Where Transactional Diplomacy Should Work." Bloomberg Opinion, April 22, 2019.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Does the US need NATO?" Quartz, April 4, 2019.
Burns, R. Nicholas, and Douglas Lute. "NATO’s Biggest Problem is President Trump." Washington Post, April 2, 2019.
Arnold, Aaron, Matthew Bunn, Caitlin Chase, Steven E. Miller, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, and William H. Tobey. "The Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Implications." Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, April 2019.
Burns, R. 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.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump’s Iraq Visit Alone Won’t Undo Damage He Did Last Week." Bloomberg Opinion, December 26, 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.
Masoud, Tarek. "Review Essay: Why Tunisia?" Review of Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, by Safwan M. Masri. Journal of Democracy, 29.4, October 2018: 166-175.
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.
Jelnov, Artyom, Yair Tauman, and Richard Zeckhauser. "Confronting an Enemy with Unknown Preferences: Deterrer or Provocateur?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-006, January 2018.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "America is on the Brink of a Historic Break With Europe, Thanks to Trump." USA Today, December 26, 2017.
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.