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

Power, Samantha. "A Belated Recognition of Genocide by the House." New York Times. October 29, 2019.
Linda Bilmes and John B. Loomis, eds. Valuing US National Parks and Programs: America’s Best Investment Routledge, 2019.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "What to Look for in Any Deal Between the U.S. and the Taliban." Bloomberg Opinion, August 8, 2019.
Rosenbach, Eric. "Eric Rosenbach on China: Challenges for U.S. Commerce." Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, March 7, 2019.
Sherman, Wendy R. "How We Got the Iran Deal – And Why We'll Miss It." Foreign Affairs 97.186 (September/October 2018): 186.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Fiscal Opacity Cycle: How America Hid the Costs of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." Toward A Just Society: Joseph Stiglitz and Twenty-First Century Economics. Ed. Martin Guzman. Columbia University Press, 2018, 457-478.
Bunn, Matthew and Potter, William C. "Introduction: The Problem of Black-Market Nuclear Technology Networks." Preventing Black-Market Trade in Nuclear Technology. Ed. Bunn, Matthew, Malin, Martin B., Potter, William C. and Spector, Leonard S.. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 1-22.
Bunn, Matthew. "Countering Nuclear Black Markets by Strengthening Nonproliferation Culture." Preventing Black-Market Trade in Nuclear Technology. Ed. Bunn, Matthew, Malin, Martin B., Potter, William C., and Spector, Leonard S.. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 249-270.
Bunn, Matthew. "How Trump Can Fix the Iran Deal." Boston Globe. May 7, 2018.
Roth, Nickolas, Bunn, Matthew, and Tobey, William H. "Rhetoric Aside, the U.S. Commitment to Preventing Nuclear Terrorism is Waning." The Hill. 4/19/2018.
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.
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.
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.
Carter, Ashton B. "A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS." October 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.
Saich, Anthony. "What Does General Secretary Xi Jinping Dream About?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-038, August 2017.
O'Sullivan, Meghan. "In Saudi Shakeup, Economics Tops Counterterrorism." Bloomberg View, June 21, 2017.
Westad, Arne. "China and the End of the Cold War in Europe." Cold War History 17.2 (June 2017): 111-113.
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.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 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.
Carter, Ashton B. "The Logic of American Strategy in the Middle East." Survival 59.2 (March 2017): 13-24.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Trump's Proposed Defense Splurge Flunks Basic Math." Boston Globe, March 2, 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.
Nugent, Elizabeth, Tarek Masoud, and Amaney A. Jamal. "Arab Responses to Western Hegemony: Experimental Evidence from Egypt." Journal of Conflict Resolution (July 2016).
Allison, Graham. "Of Course China, Like All Great Powers, Will Ignore an International Legal Verdict." Diplomat. July 11, 2016.
Allison, Graham. "Is Iran Still Israel's Top Threat?" Atlantic. March 8, 2016.
Saich, Anthony. "China's Domestic Governing Capacity: Prospects and Challenges." Assessing China's Power. Ed. Jae Ho, Chung. Palgrave Macmillan, October 2015, 41-61.
Adams, Gordon, and Stephen M. Walt. "A Road to Damascus, via Moscow." New York Times. October 13, 2015.
Bilmes, Linda J. "What Are We Willing to Sacrifice in War on ISIS?" Boston Globe, March 11, 2015.
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.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Can the U.S. Afford Another $3 Trillion War?" CNN, August 27, 2014.
Allison, Graham, and Oren Setter. "Blocking All Paths to an Iranian Bomb: How the West Can Avoid a Nuclear Maginot Line." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-036, July 2014.
Allison, Graham. "Just How Likely Is Another World War?" The Atlantic. July 14, 2014.
Masoud, Tarek. Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt. Cambridge University Press, June 2014.
Allison, Graham. "Foreword." North Korean Nuclear Operationality: Regional Security and Nonproliferation. Ed. Gregory J. Moore. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Allison, Graham. "The Red-Zone Theory of the Iran Nuclear Deal." Atlantic Monthly. November 27, 2013.
Burns, Nicholas. "A Balancing Act for Iran End Game." Boston Globe, October 24, 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.
Allison, Graham. "Beyond Airstrikes: On Syria, Ask 'What Would the Godfather Do?'." Atlantic Monthly. September 9, 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.
Allison, Graham. "Will Iran Get a Bomb—or Be Bombed Itself—This Year?" Atlantic Monthly. August 1, 2013.