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The Lines We Draw Between Us // Charles S. Maier

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The World That Awaits President-Elect Trump // Caroline Elkins, Alastair Iain Johnston, Jorge I. Domínguez, Melani Cammett, Bart Bonikowski


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The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs solemnly acknowledges the loss of one of its founders, Thomas C. Schelling. A Nobel Prize-winning economist and arms control theorist during the Cold War, Schelling passed away on December 13, at the age of 95. He is remembered by many colleagues, including Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Karl Kaiser, and Dani Rodrik in our piece titled "In Memoriam: Thomas C. Schelling, 1921–2016." Schelling remains an indelible part of our Center's history. More >


WCFIA alum Filiz Garip // On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration // Princeton University Press

Serhii Plokhy // The Man with the Poison Gun // One World Publications

Moshik Temkin // El caso de Sacco y Vanzetti. Los Estados Unidos a juicio // Fondo de Cultura Económica

WCFIA alum Yukiko Koga // Inheritance of Loss: China, Japan, and the Political Economy of Redemption After Empire // The University of Chicago Press Books


Laura Diaz Anadon, et al. // Scientific Wealth in Middle East and North Africa: Productivity, Indigeneity, and Specialty in 1981–2013 // PLOS ONE

Joshua Kertzer, et al. // A Bottom-Up Theory of Public Opinion About Foreign Policy // Working Paper

WCFIA alum Michael C. Horowitz, et al. // Separating Fact from Fiction in the Debate over Drone Proliferation // International Security

Ricardo Hausmann, et al. // Exploring the Uncharted Export: An Analysis of Tourism-Related Foreign Expenditure with International Spend Data // Working Paper

David Keith, et al. // Stratospheric Solar Geoengineering without Ozone Loss // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Dani Rodrik, et al. // The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy // Working Paper


Jorge I. Domínguez // Fidel Castro's Footprints // Boston Globe

David Keith, et al. // Cop22 After Trump: The Good and Bad News for Climate Change // Foreign Affairs

Peter A. Hall // The Euro Crisis and the Future of European Integration // OpenMind

WCFIA alum Harris Mylonas, et al. // Between Trump and the Troika // Foreign Affairs

Samuel Moyn // Trump and the Limits of Human Rights // openDemocracy

Fernando Reimers // Moving On to Educate All Children Well // The Huffington Post

Stephen M. Walt // Could There Be a Peace of Trumphalia? // Foreign Policy

Calestous Juma // A Few Thoughts on Engineering Peaceful and Inclusive Societies // Global South Development Magazine

Pippa Norris // Trump Defies Expectations and Takes the White House On a Wave of Populism // The Conversation 

Calestous Juma // Reshaping Europe's Africa Policies // Europe's World

Dani Rodrik // Straight Talk on Trade // Project Syndicate

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. // Donald Trump's Foreign-Policy Challenges // Project Syndicate

Graham Allison // Wishful Thinking and Vital Interests // The National Interest

WCFIA alum Anne-Marie Slaughter // The Only Way Forward: Can the New World Order Be Saved by Humanism? // Foreign Policy

Alberto Alesina // Rules, Cooperation and Trust in the Euro Area // OpenMind

WCFIA alum Fotini Christia, et al. // Shiites Are Participating in the World's Largest Pilgrimage Today. Here's How They View the World. // Monkey Cage, The Washington Post

Calestous Juma // Important Wins Were Notched Up for African Agriculture in 2016 // Mail & Guardian Africa


Michael McElroy // The Uncertain Future of Energy and Climate // SCIENCE @Harvard SEAS

David Keith // David Keith on Climate Change Mitigation and the Chemtrail Conspiracy // AW@L radio,

Jorge I. Domínguez // Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At Age 90 // Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR

R. Nicholas Burns // Latest on Syria: International Repercussions and the Future of the Conflict // The Diane Rehm Show, NPR


R. Nicholas Burns // President Trump: The Asia Inbox // Asia Society

Jorge I. Domínguez // The Death of Fidel Castro // Charlie Rose, PBS

Academy Scholar Noora Lori // Behind the Scenes: Putting Aid on the Map with Help from Urban Refuge // DevRadio, Channel 9, Microsoft Developer Network

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. // The Manshel Lecture on International Institutions in an Era of Populism, Nationalism, and Diffusion of Power // The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

The Manshel Lecture Symposium on Soft Power In a Tough World // The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs


Kenneth Rogoff // Demonetisation Blues: We Aren't Alone // Outlook

Michéle Lamont // Taking the Stigma Out of Poverty // Harvard Gazette

Michael McElroy // What's Next for Climate Change Policy // Harvard Gazette

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. // Time To Think about Power with Others: Nye // Global Times

Sven Beckert // Interview with Prof. Sven Beckert // Zhanna Popova

WCFIA alum and cofounder Henry Kissinger // The Lessons of Henry Kissinger // The Atlantic

Peter A. Hall // Italy Isn't Quite on the Verge of Its Own Brexit. But Its Sunday Referendum Still Matters a Lot for Europe. // Vox

Fernando Reimers // A Quiet Education Revolution Worldwide Is Giving Kids the Skills to Be 21st-Century Citizens // Quartz

Jorge I. Domínguez // Cuba Under Fidel's Long Shadow // Harvard Gazette

Graham Allison, WCFIA alum Niall Ferguson, and Arne Westad // The Budding U.S.-Russia 'Bromance' // Harvard Gazette

David Keith // Mitigating the Risks of Geoengineering // Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. // The Kremlin and the US Election // Project Syndicate

Calestous Juma // Lessons from "The New Harvest" on How Academics Can Turn Their Work into Policy // The Conversation

R. Nicholas Burns // Former Amb. Nicholas Burns: Assassination May Strain US-Turkey Relations // Newsmax

David Armitage // History After Us // The Chronicle of Higher Education

Calestous Juma // The Climate Change Threat to Food // Harvard Gazette

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