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 Pictured is a postcard of Lausanne from 1923.

In the News

July 24, 2023

The “forgotten peace” of World War I

Peter DizikesMIT News

The Treaty of Lausanne is an often-overlooked event of great historical significance for Armenians, contends MIT historian Lerna Ekmekcioglu.

In the News

July 24, 2023

Briefly noted: 'Grand Delusion' review

The New Yorker

CIS Robert E Wilhelm Fellow Steven Simon's new book "Grand Delusion" is reviewed by The New Yorker.

Analysis + Opinion

July 21, 2023

Kishida’s trip to Middle East focuses on energy, defense cooperation

Mina PollmannThe Diplomat

There are ironies involved in both, given that fossil fuels ties Japan and the region together more than shared liberal values.

Former home secretary Priti Patel agreed the partnership with Rwanda

Analysis + Opinion

July 20, 2023

Rwanda plan is in legal limbo, but history shows such migration deals are unlikely to disappear

Fiona B Adamson and Kelly M GreenhillThe Conversation

Migration “deals”, as historical analysis shows, are almost never just about migration. Rather, they are more often quid pro quo arrangements linked to other domestic and foreign policy goals.

Members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces' infantry unit march during the annual SDF ceremony at Asaka Base, Japan, October 23, 2016

Analysis + Opinion

July 13, 2023

Pushing on an open door: Japan’s evolutionary security posture

Eric Heginbotham, Samuel Leiter & Richard J SamuelsThe Washington Quarterly

Japan’s responses to changing international circumstances reflect longstanding political and bureaucratic desires as much as objectively framed requirements.

Japanese flag

Analysis + Opinion

July 11, 2023

Japan takes another step toward expanding defense exports

Mina PollmannThe Diplomat

The LDP-Komeito coalition is working to overcome internal differences on loosening the existing restrictions.

Headshot of Fotini Christia

In the News

July 5, 2023

3 Questions: International collaborations in a shifting geopolitical climate

Office of the Associate Provost for International ActivitiesMIT News

Professor Fotini Christia, director of the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and chair of the International Advisory Committee, reflects on the committee’s work.

Interns in Aarhaus


June 28, 2023

MISTI internships begin

Sabina Van MellCenter for International Studies

Over 600 MIT students have traveled abroad this summer with MISTI programs.

Airplane wing

In the News

June 26, 2023

MIT climate and sustainability interns consider aviation emissions and climate change


Over 600 students embark on MISTI experiences across 25 countries, with 20% of placements dedicated to climate and sustainability.

Melissa Nobles on Al Jazeera

In the News

June 24, 2023

MIT chancellor: What are the challenges facing higher education?

Al Jazeera

Melissa Nobles, chancellor of MIT, talks to Al Jazeera about diversity and equal opportunity in the US education system.