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MIT-Ukraine Program provides sanctuary to at-risk scholars; Foreign policy scholars examine the China-Russia relationship; Magnifying research impact with policymakers; Global Seed Funds help faculty collaborate and innovate around the world; Who will benefit from AI?; In memory of Lawrence McCray

précis

February 1, 2024

Briefings

MIT-Ukraine Program provides sanctuary to at-risk scholars; Foreign policy scholars examine the China-Russia relationship; Magnifying research impact with policymakers; Global Seed Funds help faculty collaborate and innovate around the world; Who will benefit from AI?; In memory of Lawrence McCray

Nasir Almasri and Elizabeth Parker-Magyar

précis

February 1, 2024

PhD students offer insights on the war in Gaza

CIS recognizes the contributions of its PhD students to the growing body of relevant research to the ongoing crisis in the Middle East. The dissertations of Nasir Almasri and Elizabeth Parker-Magyar offer helpful perspectives on contributing factors and regional outcomes of the war.

How nuclear power saved Armenia

Analysis + Opinion

January 31, 2024

How nuclear power saved Armenia

Areg DanagoulianBulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A short history of Armenia's relationship with nuclear power.

The Center hosted the delegates to a post-COP28 event that was sponsored by the newly formed Climate/MIT

précis

January 30, 2024

MIT delegation reflects on the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference

The Center hosted the delegates to a post-COP28 event that was sponsored by Climate/MIT, a newly formed initiative at CIS that is co-led by Drew Story, PhD, managing director of the MIT Policy Lab, and Madeleine Smith, managing director of the MIT-Denmark Program.

The latest releases from the Center’s faculty, fellows, and scholars

précis

January 26, 2024

Book Review

Learn about the recently published books by the Center’s faculty, fellows, and scholars.

Neta Crawford

In the News

January 24, 2024

Calculating the costs of war

Kathryn M O'Neill MIT Technology Review

Security Studies Program alum Neta Crawford works to reveal the full cost of military activity to show that the only way to prevent war is through society rejecting armed conflict as an acceptable way to resolve disputes.

Headshot of Lawrence McCray

News@E40

January 22, 2024

In memory of Lawrence McCray

Center for International Studies

Throughout his life, Lawrence McCray took paths less traveled

Evan Lieberman, Director, Center for International Studies

précis

January 19, 2024

Director's note

Evan Lieberman reflects on the last few months at CIS after his recent appointment as its new director. He began his term with a look back to the Center’s origins, born of the politics of the Cold War. More than seven decades later, this past continues to echo loudly as we confront a new, arguably much more complex set of realities, he says.

Sarah Bidgood

Analysis + Opinion

January 19, 2024

Preparing for the uncertain future of US-Russia arms control

Sarah BidgoodPerry World House

Despite their intense rivalry, Washington and Moscow have a long history of successful cooperation to reduce the threats posed by nuclear weapons.

MIT-Africa participants in Ivory Coast

In the News

January 18, 2024

AXIAN Telecom partners with the MIT-Africa Program’s education initiative in Ivory Coast

AXIAN TelecomZawya

The MISTI MIT-Africa program has partnered with AXIAN Telecom to launch a new and empowering Global Teaching Labs initiative in Ivory Coast.

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