Security Archive

West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl with East German President Hans Modrow and the mayors of East and West Berlin at the opening of the Brandenburg Gate in December 1989.
11(3) Tenth Anniversary 1989, Analysis, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security, Western Europe

A Challenge for the Future: East-West Relations and Arms Control

This article was originally published in the May 1989 issue of the Harvard International Review. At the end of the 1980s, East-West relations are characterized...
Middle East peace dialogues in 1989. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 4.0
02(4) Dec 1979/Jan 1980, Interviews, Middle East, Politics, Security

The Terms of Consensus for Palestine: An Interview with Labib Terzi

This article was originally published in a 1979 issue of the Harvard International Review. After repeated efforts, the Harvard International Review was able to...
19(1) Winter 1997, Analysis, Europe, North America, Perspectives, Politics, Security, Western Europe

Arsenal of Discretion: Responsible Arms Transfer Policy

This article was originally published in the Winter 1997 issue of the Harvard International Review. As the United States adjusts to the post-Cold War...
Americas, Caribbean, Central America, Human Rights, Interviews, North America, Politics, Security, South America

A Lifetime of Service: An Interview with General James T. Hill

What was your path within the US military? I spent 36 years in uniform in the US Army. When I retired, I was the...
Residents in a rural South Korean town shout slogans during a protest against a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, in their neighborhood outside Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 21, 2016. The  missile system will be deployed in southeastern South Korea, Seoul officials announced Wednesday, July 13, angering not only North Korea and China but also local residents who fear potential health hazards they believe the U.S. system might cause. The letters read "Desperately oppose, Deployment THAAD." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
37(2) Winter 2016, Asia, East Asia, Features, Politics, Security

THAAD Deployment in South Korea: Militarism Leading To Political Regression

THAAD Deployment in South Korea: Militarism Leading to Political Regression North Korea’s military aggression has intensified over the past months, exemplified by the country’s fourth nuclear...
A Russian tank participates in military exercises in 2013. Photo via, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Blog, Eastern Europe, Europe, Perspectives, Politics, Security

The Nuclear Fallout of Trump’s Possible Détente with Putin

While the new US administration should be looking for areas of cooperation with Russia where possible, it should do so without compromising the United...
37(2) Winter 2016, Features, Human Rights, Oceania, Politics, Security

David and Goliath: A Small Island Nation’s Quest for Global Nuclear Disarmament

Gone is the era of nuclear paranoia. No longer does the US government conduct nationwide civil defense campaigns exhorting its citizens to “duck and...
Eastern Europe, Europe, Global Notebook, North America, Politics, Security

NATO’s Baltic Problem: How Populism, Russia, and the Baltic Can Fracture NATO

Over the past few years, a series of internal and external challenges have checked Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bullying of Russia’s neighbors. Western economic...
Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe, Human Rights, Perspectives, Politics, Security

Negotiating with the Kremlin: Considerations for Future US Policy towards Russia

Michael McFaul is the Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Political Science...
Africa, Central Africa, Features, Security, Southern Africa

The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Boko Haram

A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF BOKO HARAM The West African state of Nigeria, currently considered Africa’s largest economy, has, in the north-east of the country,...