Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense

Managing Across Boundaries

Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense

Stimson's Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program seeks to strengthen the capacity and capability of the US government to frame, resource, and execute foreign and national security policies to improve American national security at a lower cost to the American people.

Research and Analysis

February 10, 2016 | EXPERT: Gordon Adams

By Richard Sokolsky and Gordon Adams: 

February 2, 2016 | EXPERT: Matthew Leatherman

By Matthew Leatherman: Your first question is likely: 'We have American soldiers deployed in Egypt?'

December 15, 2015 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

The report release comes as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today during a time of heightened political tensions, military incidents, and nuclear rhetoric between East and West.

December 15, 2015 | EXPERT: Alex Bollfrass , EXPERT: Barry Blechman , EXPERT: Laicie Heeley

Europe is currently experiencing escalating political and military tensions that are rekindling fears of war between Russia and NATO. Any such conflict would inherently include a risk of nuclear weapons use.

November 4, 2015 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

Nuclear weapons are the most potent destructive force known to humanity. Yet, even though the United States enjoys a dominant geopolitical position in the world, underpinned by a conventional military superiority greater than any ever known before, U.S. nuclear policies and doctrines remain encumbered by Cold War beliefs in the potential utility of these weapons of mass destruction.

July 27, 2015 | EXPERT: Laicie Heeley

With the recent Iran agreement, Stimson Fellow Laicie Heeley discusses what the deal brings for the long term and what it means for those involved.
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