News

Michael Krepon quoted in The National Interest on India’s growing military advantages

July 02, 2015

Following a raid by Indian special forces into Myanmar early this month, increasing attention has been given to the prospect that India might use similar means against Pakistan to pressure it to end support for anti-Indian militant groups. India's on-going military modernization and

Read More »
Brian Finlay quoted in Israel National News on multinational companies in non-proliferation

July 02, 2015

Foreign policy experts warned this week that if the US proves itself unable to enforce a hard line against Iran's pursuit of nuclear power, America will be rendered unable to oppose nuclear proliferation on a global scale.

-snip-

Brian Finaly, vice president of the Washington

Read More »
Nate Olson’s “The Changing Sanctions Landscape” event featured in Brink

July 01, 2015

Violence in Ukraine. Abuse of human rights in Syria. Repression of democratic freedoms in Burma. These are only the most recent issues leading to the use of sanctions across the world by the U.S., but they join decades-old embargoes in cementing a growing trend in trade policy: the

Read More »
Brian Finlay quoted in The Washington Free Beacon on non-proliferation efforts

July 01, 2015

Bowing to Iran's pursuit of nuclear capability will make it harder to enforce America's longstanding policy of non-proliferation among enemies and allies alike, according to several foreign policy experts speaking at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.

-snip-

"As we understand how

Read More »
Op-ed by Kenneth C. Brill & John H. Bernhard in Arms Control Association

July 01, 2015

In his 2009 speech in Prague, President Barack Obama declared, "[W]e must ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon. This is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security." To help deal with this threat, he said the world needed "durable institutions" devoted

Read More »
David Michel quoted in Bunker World on slow steaming in the Indian Ocean

July 01, 2015

'Threat of piracy altered shipping routes, speeds and costs for vessels.'

To read the full article click here

Read More »
David Michel quoted in Ship & Bunker on European Commission Indian Ocean report findings

July 01, 2015

A study from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre says that the impact of pirate attacks on ships in the western Indian Ocean is declining and that shipping patterns in the region have returned to what they were before the height of pirate attacks, SciDev.Net

Read More »
David Michel quoted in All Africa on piracy in the western Indian Ocean

June 30, 2015

Nairobi - The impact of pirate attacks on ships in the western Indian Ocean is declining, according to a study by scientists from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

-snip-

This study shows how piracy not only affected those ships that reported suspicious events and

Read More »
Laicie Heeley interviewed by Rudaw on Iranian Nuclear Deal

June 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iran's disputed nuclear program has long been at the center of its tensions with the United States.

The US has long feared Iran may develop a nuclear bomb. Iran says its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes.

But as Iran continued to advance its atomic

Read More »
M. Leatherman’s report “The Army Goes to School” cited in Dothan Eagle

June 30, 2015

Area officials and a coalition called Friends of Fort Rucker watch diligently for any movement that might threaten the installation and its mission in the Wiregrass area. It's not an futile cause; through several base realignment initiatives, an active strategy to underscore the

Read More »
M. Leatherman’s “The Army Goes to School” report cited in EpriseNow.com

June 30, 2015

If school quality is important to military leaders, then Enterprise City Schools are on the right track, Mayor Kenneth Boswell and Superintendent Dr. Camille Wright said.

-snip-

The report, "The Army Goes to School: The Connection between K-12 Education Standards and the

Read More »
M. Leatherman’s “The Army Goes to School” report cited in The Southeast Sun

June 30, 2015

Approximately 85 percent of the students whose parents are stationed at Fort Rucker attend Enterprise City Schools. Those students comprise about 35 percent of the city schools' population, according to Enterprise Schools Superintendent Dr. Camille Wright.

Wright and Enterprise Mayor

Read More »
Stimson’s “The Army Goes to School” report cited in Education Post

June 30, 2015

The U.S. Army is deeply concerned about K-12 education standards. If U.S. soldiers are left with no other option than to place their children in substandard schools or in schools in which the education standards vary greatly from one to the next, Army leaders worry that troops might

Read More »
Matthew Leatherman quoted in Dothan Eagle on the link between Army & education

June 29, 2015

Military basing decisions may take educational matters - including compatibility of standards - into consideration, according to a new report.

-snip-

Matthew Leatherman, author of the report, is a non-resident fellow at the Stimson Center. Leatherman said that educational quality has

Read More »
Op-ed by James “Spider” Marks in Stars & Stripes

June 28, 2015

A new report linking the quality of education offered at local schools and the economic value provided to communities from U.S. Army bases could spell trouble for some states. The Stimson Report analyzed the connection between K-12 education standards and a military base's economic

Read More »
Yun Sun quoted in Asia One on US-China bilateral relations

June 27, 2015

THE high-level US-China meetings ended on Wednesday in much the same way they began: with leaders hailing the strong bilateral relationship while also taking jabs at each other on issues like maritime and cyber security.

-snip-

Said Stimson Centre senior associate Yun Sun: "Given

Read More »
Matthew Leatherman quoted in Navy Times on school performance near Army posts

June 26, 2015

Defense officials have convened a working group to focus on issues related to military children's education in schools outside the gates, an Army official said.

-snip-

The study was limited to Army communities, but the author of the study, Matthew Leatherman, acknowledged this is an

Read More »
Alan Romberg quoted in Radio Taiwan International on DPP’s party leader (Chinese)

June 26, 2015

美國普林斯頓大學政治學教授柯慶生(Thomas

Read More »
Stimson’s “K-12 Education Standards and the Military-Base Economy” report quoted in 13 WMAZ

June 26, 2015

Schools that offer a lower quality of education could end up costing their communities if the military places a high priority on that factor in its base closure decisions, says a new report from the global security think tank Stimson Center.

"If host communities do not offer

Read More »