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.
Bunn, Matthew. "The Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Implications." April 2019.
Burns, R. Nicholas, and Douglas Lute. "NATO at Seventy: An Alliance in Crisis." Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, February 2019.
Bunn, Matthew, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey. "Revitalizing Nuclear Security in an Era of Uncertainty." Project on Managing the Atom, January 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.
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "Election Cyber Incident Communications Coordination Guide." February 2018.
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "The State and Local Election Cybersecurity Playbook." February 2018.
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "Election Cyber Incident Communications Plan Template." February 2018.
Burns, R. Nicholas. "An Outlook on Global Politics 2018." Research Institute: 2018 Davos Edition, 2018.
Mook, Robby, Matt Rhoades, and Eric Rosenbach. "Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook." November 2017.
Carter, Ashton B. "A Lasting Defeat: The Campaign to Destroy ISIS." October 2017.
Bunn, Matthew, Martin B. Malin, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey. "Key Steps for Continuing Nuclear Security Progress." International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, December 2016.
Bunn, Matthew, Martin B. Malin, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey. "Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline?" Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 21, 2016.
Carnesale, Albert, Matthew Bunn, John Deutch, Gary Samore, et al. "Secretary of Energy Advisory Board: Report of the Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation." Report for the U.S. Department of Energy, March 2015.
Bunn, Matthew, Nickolas Roth and William H. Tobey. "Cutting Too Deep: The Obama Administration’s Proposals for Nuclear Security Spending Reductions." Report for Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, July 2014.
Carlson, John, James Fuller, Kelsey Hartigan, Matthew Bunn, et al. "Verifying Baseline Declarations of Nuclear Warheads and Materials." Report for the Nuclear Threat Initiative, July 2014.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "The Regime Complex for Managing Global Cyber Activities." The Global Commission on Internet Governance, May 2014.
Bunn, Matthew, and Scott D. Sagan. "A Worst Practices Guide to Insider Threats: Lessons from Past Mistakes." Report for American Academy of Arts and Sciences, April 2014.
Bunn, Matthew, Martin B. Malin, Nickolas Roth, and William H. Tobey. "Advancing Nuclear Security: Evaluating Process and Setting New Goals." Report for Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 2014.
Bunn, Matthew, and Eben Harrell. "Threat Perceptions and Drivers of Change in Nuclear Security Around the World: Results of a Survey." Report for Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 2014.
Bunn, Matthew, Kuznetsov Valentin, Martin B. Malin, Yuri Morozov, Simon Saradzhyan, William H. Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev. "Steps to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism - Recommendations Based on the U.S.-Russia Joint Threat Assessment." Paper, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, October 2, 2013.
Bunn, Matthew, Kuznetsov Valentin, Yuri Morozov, Gary Samore, Simon Saradzhyan, William H. Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev. "Transcending Mutual Deterrence in the U.S.-Russian Relationship." Paper, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, September 30, 2013.
Blechman, Barry M., Gordon Adams, Graham Allison, Michael J. Bayer, General B.B. Bell, Richard K. Betts, Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., alia. "Strategic Agility: Strong National Defense for Today’s Global and Fiscal Realities." Stimson Report, 2013.
Bunn, Matthew. "IAEA-CN-203-298, Proceedings of International Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts, Vienna, July 1-5, 2013." .
Burns, R. Nicholas. "Anchoring the Alliance." Atlantic Council of the United States, May 14, 2012.
Bunn, Matthew, Eben Harrell, and Martin B. Malin. "Progress on Securing Nuclear Weapons and Materials: The Four-Year Effort and Beyond." Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 2012.
Bunn, Matthew, and Eben Harrell. "Consolidation: Thwarting Nuclear Theft." Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 2012.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Eisenhower Study Group on the Costs of War." Watson Institute for International Studies, June 13, 2011.
Bunn, Matthew, and Yuri Morozov, Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen, Simon Saradzhyan, William Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev. "The U.S.-Russia Joint Threat Assessment of Nuclear Terrorism." Report for Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, June 6, 2011.
Asia Society Pakistan 2020 Study Group, Hassan Abbas, Project Director, Robert W. Hsu, Samina Ahmed, Graham Allison, et alia. "U.S. Policy Concerns about Pakistan." Asia Society Pakistan 2020 Study Group Report, May 2011.
Armitage, Richard, R. Nicholas Burns, and Richard Fontaine. "Natural Allies: A Blueprint for the Future of U.S.-India Relations." Center for a New American Security, October 18, 2010.
Bunn, Matthew. Securing the Bomb 2010. Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School and Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2010.
Clark, William C., Nicole A. Szlezak, Suerie Moon, Barry R. Bloom, Gerald T. Keusch, Catherine M. Michaud, Dean T. Jamison, Julio Frenk, and Wen L. Kilama. "The Global Health System: Institutions in a Time of Transition." Center for International Development Working Paper 193, January 2010.
Newman, Andrew, and Matthew Bunn. "Funding for U.S. Efforts to Improve Controls Over Nuclear Weapons, Materials, and Expertise Overseas: A 2009 Update." Report for Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, June 2009.
Toft, Monica Duffy. "Demography and National Security: An Examination of Population Shifts in Israel." Paper presented at the International Studies Association 50th annual convention, New York, February 15, 2009.
Sewall, Sarah, and John P. White. "Parameters of Partnership: U.S. Civil-Military Relations in the 21st Century." The Harvard Kennedy School Project on Civil-Military Relations, 2009.
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.
Bunn, Matthew. "Securing the Bomb 2007." September 2007.
Bunn, Matthew, and Anatoli Diakov. "Global Fissile Materials Report 2007: Disposition of Excess Highly Enriched Uranium." International Panel on Fissile Materials, 2007.
Bunn, Matthew, and Anatoli Diakov. "Global Fissile Materials Report 2007: Disposition of Excess Plutonium." International Panel on Fissile Materials, 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.
Toft, Monica Duffy, Dominic Johnson and Richard Wrangham. "Biology and Rationality: The Evolution of Territorial Violence." American Political Science Association Annual Conference, August 2006.