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Archive for April, 2009

Reminder: MESH symposium on Iran

From MESH Admin We’ve been preoccupied at MESH with our Thursday, April 30 symposium on “Iran: Threat, Challenge, or Opportunity?” at Harvard. The symposium will begin at 4:00 pm, and will proceed in two panels: • Analogies Michael Mandelbaum, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University Martin Kramer, Olin Institute, Harvard University Jacqueline Newmyer, Long Term Strategy Group […]

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Measuring Iraq

From Mark T. Kimmitt For those who follow Iraq closely, one of the more anticipated government documents is the quarterly “9010″ report. This report, colloquially named after the requirement established in section 9010 of the 2006-2008 DOD appropriations acts, has been produced quarterly since July 2005 and serves as a historical record for operations conducted […]

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From MESH Admin The latest contribution to Middle East Papers is by Robert O. Freedman, who blogs about Israeli affairs at MESH. As Iran’s nuclear drive continues unimpeded, and the Obama administration pursues a policy of “engagement,” Israel approaches a moment of decision. Freedman explains why diplomacy and sanctions are unlikely to succeed, and considers […]

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Iran symposium at Harvard

From Stephen Peter Rosen and Martin Kramer Middle East Strategy at Harvard (MESH) is a virtual reality every day of this semester—except one. On Thursday, April 30, MESH will sponsor an afternoon symposium under the title “Iran: Threat, Challenge, or Opportunity?” The event will offer the Harvard community a sample of current thinking from a […]

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After the charm offensive, what next?

From Walter Laqueur President Obama in his charm offensive in Europe and Turkey said all the right things—about a new peaceful world order, about a world without nuclear weapons, about Turkey’s greatness, about America’s responsibility to take a lead solving the global financial crisis because it began in the United States, about America not being […]

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From Martin Kramer “Scholars on the Sidelines” is the headline of an op-ed by Harvard’s Joseph Nye in Monday’s Washington Post. There he notes that the Obama administration has appointed few political scientists to top positions, and predicts a widening of the divide between policymaking and academic theorizing. His Harvard colleague Stephen Walt has echoed […]

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MESH on Twitter

From MESH Admin On Twitter? Now MESH is there, with all posts and comments (including links). Click here. You may review all subscription options by looking under “Subscribe” on the right sidebar.

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