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Richard Samuels

In the News

July 16, 2019

Special duty: A history of the Japanese intelligence community

In Special Duty Richard J Samuels dissects the fascinating history of the intelligence community in Japan. It has been cited as "a masterpiece" offering "much needed insight to academics and policymakers."

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

Analysis + Opinion

July 11, 2019

How Donald Trump pushed Iran to the bomb

Jim WalshCNN

Since the day he took office, President Donald Trump has been caught in an Iran trap, or more precisely, two traps. Jim Walsh explains in a recent CNN opinion piece.

Suzanne Berger

In the News

July 10, 2019

Suzanne Berger named inaugural John M Deutch Institute Professor

Peter DizikesMIT News

Political scientist Suzanne Berger has been named MIT’s inaugural John M Deutch Institute Professor, joining the select group of people holding MIT’s highest faculty honor.

Jim Walsh

In the News

July 9, 2019

World powers react to Iran exceeding limits in nuclear deal

Robin YoungWBUR Here & Now

Jim Walsh, MIT Securities Studies Program senior research associate, discusses Iran enriching uranium beyond the accord's 3.67% limit as tensions with Iran escalate. He speaks with Robin Young on Here & Now.

Images of book covers - Literature at the end of the tunnel: Though the Japanese summer will soon be at its peak, there’s nothing like a good book to distract from the heat.

In the News

July 6, 2019

Hot new Japan book releases for the sweltering summer

Iain MaloneyThe Japan Times

Rumors and secrets are at the heart of Richard J Samuels’ “Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community” (Cornell University Press, October).

container ship drawing

In the News

July 6, 2019

Chaguan | A chained dragon

The Economist

Quoted: America’s geography is even luckier below the waves, argues Owen Cote, in a new study in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Since the cold war, he writes, America has successfully tracked foreign submarines with acoustic arrays placed where continental shelves end and deep oceans begin. Link to full text article

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

In the News

July 4, 2019

Even for a limited nuclear deal, North Korea may settle for nothing less than sanctions relief

Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Lincoln FeastReuters

Vipin Narang, quoted in this article, said “A freeze on fissile material, nuclear weapons, and missile production at Yongbyon and beyond—when North Korea does not even acknowledge enrichment facilities outside Yongbyon—without some sanctions relief, seems unlikely,”

In the News

July 3, 2019

Trump-Kim handshake may be meaningless without bridging denuclearization differences

Christy LeeVOA

Vipin Narang, quoted in this article, said for the working-level talks to succeed both sides need to revise their positions going forward and agree on the definition of denuclearization and what approach to take in achieving it.

President Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Analysis + Opinion

July 3, 2019

China is not an enemy

M Taylor Fravel , J Stapleton Roy , Michael D Swaine , Susan A Thornton and Ezra VogelThe Washington Post
Photo of computer/robot head -  We need capacity to engage with respect to policy and regulatory mechanisms. FILE PHOTO | NMG

In the News

July 3, 2019

The IT and biological technology link

Bitange NdemoBusiness Daily Africa

Ken Oye spoke at The Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Georgia Institute of Technology on The Emerging to Converging Technologies Conference in Johannesburg and had many solutions that could bring great benefit to the southern hemisphere.