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Stimson's "Chairman's Forum with US Rep. Adam Smith" cited in The Washington Examiner

The country could stand to shrink its nuclear arsenal, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee said on Thursday.

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Stimson's South Asian Voices Visiting Fellows Program cited in The Diplomat

In a fitting reply to the diplomatic tirade directed at Pakistan by India and in the aftermath of the heinous attack in Uri, which resulted in the deaths of at least 17 Indian soldiers, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefed the 71st United Nations General Assembly on the gross human right

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Stimson's A Normal Nuclear Pakistan report cited in Value Walk

Historic tensions between India and Pakistan have heightened in recent months due to anti-government protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir, raising the prospect of nuclear conflict.

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Michael Krepon op-ed in The Wire on India-Pakistan relations

Before the advent of nuclear weapon capabilities on the subcontinent, unresolved grievances over Kashmir resulted in wars. With the bomb’s appearance, unresolved grievances have led to mass casualty terrorism, crises and one limited conventional war.

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Michael Krepon op-ed in Arms Control Wonk on subcontinent crises

The attack on an Indian military encampment at Uri, most probably from well-armed, well-trained cadres of a “proscribed” group based on the Pakistan side of the Kashmir divide, is the costliest since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

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Yuki Tatsumi op-ed in The Diplomat on Japan's democratic party election

On September 15, Japan’s Democratic Party (DP,Minshin-to) elected Renho Murata, who had been serving as acting leader, president of the party. Renho won a landslide victory against two other contenders, former party leader Seiji Maehara and Yuichiro Tamaki.

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Rachel Stohl op-ed in World Politics Review on the Pentagon

Burkina Faso, a small West African country that most Americans have never heard of and that saw a popular uprising in 2014 and attempted coup a year later, has received more than $4 million in the past 10 years to help professionalize its military. However, even with consistent U.S.

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Ellen Laipson op-ed in World Politics Review on US-Israel Security Relations

In the waning months of the Obama administration, the drama of U.S.-Israeli relations driven by personal and policy frictions between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dimmed.

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Yun Sun cited in CNBC on North Korea nuclear test

North Korea's nuclear test this month was its fifth in only 10 years, but technological advances by the isolated communist state have former diplomats concerned that the latest blast is anything but more of the same. -snip-

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Stimson's Defense Divided: Overcoming the Challenges of Overseas Contingency Operations report cited in The Huffington Post

Yesterday I wrote a piece that analyzed the potential cost of Donald Trump’s Pentagon spending blueprint. The costs of Hillary Clinton’s approach are less clear, but under her current proposals, Pentagon spending would definitely increase.

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