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Ali Wyne

Researcher, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Ali Wyne is a researcher at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.  He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2008 with bachelor’s degrees in Management Science and Political Science, and, as a senior, received the Institute’s highest honor for students, the Karl Taylor Compton Prize.  Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Ali was a Junior Fellow in the China Program (now the Asia Program) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 
 
Ali is a member of Chatham House, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA), and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.  He also serves as a discussant at Bloggingheads.tv and a Next America Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

Ali’s articles have been published in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and theNational Interest, among other outlets.  He contributed an essay, “Public Opinion and Power,” to the Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy (London: Routledge, 2008), and will be contributing another to a book that is forthcoming from CENSA in early 2013, American Strategy and Purpose: Reflections on Foreign Policy and National Security in an Era of Change.

In 2011, Ali delivered the welcome address at the 41st St. Gallen Symposium and joined Big Think’s inaugural class of Delphi Fellows.

New Book on Lee Kuan Yew

I’m pleased to announce that a book that I’ve spent much of the past two years working on with Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill, Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s […]

What Does 2013 Have in Store?

I mentioned in my last post that I had attended the Economist’s “The World in 2013” festival. Here are some zingers (paraphrased) that got my attention: Peter Orszag: Life expectancy […]

The Next President’s Foreign Policy

In the run-up to their third and final debate on October 22nd, the theme of which is foreign policy, President Obama and Governor Romney will likely attempt to portray themselves […]

Some Thoughts on the United Nations

Bloomberg recently asked me a few questions about the evolving role and capacity of the United Nations.  With the 67th session of the UN General Assembly underway, I wanted to […]

Realism About America’s Influence

Roger Cohen recently argued that despite “the enduring centrality of American power” and “the nation’s immense capacity for renewal,” “even all the right choices for the United States will not […]

How Will the South China Sea Disputes Be Resolved?

There’s growing concern that tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea could escalate into a military confrontation between China and its neighbors—a confrontation, many argue, that would inexorably […]

The Future of Global Finance

In a piece about the Barclays traders who colluded to fix the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR), the Economist declared that the LIBOR scandal “could well be global finance’s ‘tobacco moment’….[It is imperative] to change the way […]

What Will It Take to Make Global Governance Work?

Leaving aside a few notable exceptions, the reactions to the latest UN Conference on Sustainable Development—Rio+20, as it’s widely known—read like a collective obituary for global governance.  Mark McDonald catalogued […]

An All-Star Panel on Cybersecurity

The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, characterized “cyber” as an “existential threat to the United States of America” in a recent issue of Fortune […]

China vs. India: the “Contest of the Century”

Thus did the Economistcharacterize the dynamic between China and India, arguing that how they “manage their own relationship will determine whether similar mistakes to those that scarred the 20th century […]

Was the “Rise of the Rest” Inevitable?

The “great convergence” that began with the emergence of the Asian Tigers, accelerated with explosive growth in China and India, and continues today with numerous other countries spanning the globe—all within the past five decades or so—then it was far from preordained.  

Anxious Eagle, Rising Dragon

Most commentary on U.S.-China relations understandably focuses on the challenges that a rising China poses to America’s superpower position and the incentives that America has to prevent China from displacing […]

Big Idea for 2012: Prescience is Overrated

This idea was submitted and written by Ali Wyne, researcher at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. What is your […]