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Graham Allison

Graham Allison is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. His latest book is Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe.

Allison has for three decades been a leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy with a special interest in terrorism. He was an assistant secretary of defense in the first Clinton Administration.

As director of BCSIA, Dr. Allison has assembled a team of more than two dozen leading scholars and practitioners of national security to analyze terrorism in its multiple dimensions.



Teetering on the brink of a nuclear dark age
ASK THIS | October 16, 2006
Harvard Professor Graham Allison writes that North Korea's provocation reveals the face of 21st century nuclear danger: The terrible threat of nuclear terrorism. Is the U.S. government prepared to meet this enormous challenge?

What good could possibly come from the Petersburg summit?
ASK THIS | July 08, 2006
National security expert Graham Allison writes that success in preventing nuclear terrorism and stopping Iran from acquiring a bomb requires deep, sustained cooperation with Russia – and the upcoming G-8 summit offers an opportunity to engage Russia to advance our most vital interests.

Is nuclear terrorism the ultimate preventable catastrophe?
ASK THIS | September 07, 2004
National security expert Graham Allison writes that when it comes to preventing nuclear terrorism, the press should be asking what, if anything,has the Bush administration accomplished — and what needs to be done.

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