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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

Bunn, Matthew. "We're In For A Rough Ride With Iran." The Boston Globe, January 2020.
Bunn, Matthew. "Stepping Back from the Brink on Iran." The Boston Globe. January 2020.
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.
Bunn, Matthew. "How to Step Back from the Brink with Iran." Defense One. June 18, 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.
Carter, Ashton B. "Reflections on American Grand Strategy in Asia." October 2018.
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.
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.
Bunn, Matthew. "North Korea and America Could Stumble into a Nuclear War." The National Interest. August 17, 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.
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. "Is Iran Still Israel's Top Threat?" Atlantic. March 8, 2016.
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.
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.
Masoud, Tarek. Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt. Cambridge University Press, June 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.
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.
Dobson, William J., and Tarek Masoud. "Egypt’s Reluctant Rulers." Slate, July 4, 2013.