Analysis + Opinion | 2024

Charles L. Glaser

Analysis + Opinion

June 18, 2024

Fear factor: How to know when you’re in a security dilemma

Charles L. GlaserForeign Affairs

SSP senior fellow, Charles L. Glaser, writes on security dilemmas and how the US should react when they arise.

Israel Iran Standoff

Analysis + Opinion

April 22, 2024

In the Israel-Iran standoff, it’s not about direct deterrence

Nasir AlmasriMiddle East Institute

SSP PhD candidate Nasir Almasri writes on how Palestinian statehood bid fails at the UN because of US veto.

A South Korean environmental activist holds a banner during the anti-nuclear and anti-fossil energy rally at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul on 11 March 11, 2024

Analysis + Opinion

April 16, 2024

Dousing South Korea’s nuclear desires

James D KimEast Asia Forum

South Korea's desire for their own nuclear weapons is anticipated to lessen as war survivors pass away and succeeding, less war-fearing generations grow their political influence. As a result, nuclear non-proliferation policies could potentially become more effective, granted the security environment adapts.

A daughter of a refugee repays kindness by hosting migrants

Analysis + Opinion

April 12, 2024

A daughter of a refugee repays kindness by hosting migrants

Anjana SankarBoston Globe

Over the past year, thousands of migrants have flowed into Massachusetts from a tide of millions fleeing poverty, crime, war, or dictatorship in the Caribbean, Ukraine, Latin America, and Asia. The influx has overwhelmed the state's emergency shelter system, prompting Governor Maura Healey to urge homeowners to take in migrant families temporarily, writes Anjana Sankar, the Center's IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow, for the Boston Globe.

Refugees crossing the Mediterranean sea on a boat heading from Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos 29 January 2016

Analysis + Opinion

March 21, 2024

Arriving at a crossroads: Can Europe avoid replaying the policy failures of the 2014-16 migration crisis?

Kelly M Greenhill and Hugo BradyGeorgetown Journal of International Affairs

As irregular migration numbers once again soar to historic levels, Europe’s migration challenges remain a difficult challenge to surmount. After years of infighting and foot-dragging, an agreement on a long-stalled asylum pact was finally reached. However, more needs to be done to enhance future European cooperation around migration management and border protection.

Circuit Board

Analysis + Opinion

March 14, 2024

Power and governance in the age of AI

Gordon LaForge, Allison Stanger, Sarah Myers West, Bruce Schneier, Stephanie Forrest, and Nazli ChoucriNew America

The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on our world is growing. In early 2024, New America brought together experts in international relations, computer science, and technology policy to share their thinking on how governments and institutions should navigate AI to harness its strengths and mitigate its risks.

People wander through the devastated area near the al-Maqoussi towers in the aftermath of an Israeli bombardment in Gaza City on Feb. 3

Analysis + Opinion

February 14, 2024

The devastation of Gaza was inevitable

Barry PosenForeign Policy Magazine

The Israeli offensive in Gaza, the US-led coalition offensives in Mosul and Raqqa, and even the bloody and clumsy Russian siege of Mariupol may not be anomalies. Instead, they are a window into future war. 

Neighborhoods and health

Analysis + Opinion

February 5, 2024

Neighborhoods and health: Interventions at the neighborhood level could help advance health equity

Mariana C Arcaya, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Justin SteilHealth Affairs

To understand how housing affects health and health equity, the role of neighborhood environments must be considered.

Sudan Protest

Analysis + Opinion

February 1, 2024

Coordinated dis-coordination

Mai HassanCambridge University Press

Dissidents mobilizing against a repressive regime benefit from using public information for tactical coordination since widespread knowledge about an upcoming event can increase participation. But public calls to protest make dissidents’ anticipated activities legible to the regime, allowing security forces to better stifle mobilization.

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.

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.