Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense
Stimson's Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program vision is to improve American national security at a lower cost to the American people. We seek to strengthen the capacity and capability of the US government to frame, resource, and execute foreign and national security policies and programs.
We provide pragmatic options for strengthening civilian foreign policy institutions and providing discipline and focus to defense institutions, with a particular focus on human and fiscal resources, structures, and planning and budgeting processes, and authorities. We communicate our analyses and proposals to policymakers, the media, and interested organizations working in the foreign policy and national security fields.
Our blog, The Will and the Wallet, is dedicated to providing insightful research and analysis on the budgets, authorities, institutions, structures, and processes that drive US foreign affairs and defense policy.
Current ResearchView All Program Research
November 15, 2012
A New US Defense Strategy for a New Era
June 05, 2012
Resolving Ambiguity: Costing Nuclear Weapons Report Release
May 10, 2012
Defense Budget Survey Release Event