Spotlight

Mekong Basin “tipping point” opens discussion

August 27, 2014

On August 28 through 31, leaders from government, civil society and the private sector will meet to discuss how new hydropower developments on the Mekong River potentially threaten the

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As Modi plans US trip, defence on everyone’s mind

August 25, 2014

By Joshua T. White & Michael Krepon: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington in September will be an occasion for glowing speeches about the future of Indo-US

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U.N. facing unprecedented challenge in South Sudan

August 22, 2014

By Alison Giffen: 

The U.N. Security Council delegation visiting South Sudan last week came face-to-face with a troubling reality: The country has been seized by an eight-month civil

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Coordinating a global strategy for the international arms trade

August 21, 2014

By Rachel Stohl: 

On 17 July 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed while flying over eastern Ukraine. While the specific details of the crash remain unclear, it is believed that

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Scottish independence could leave UK nuclear weapons homeless

August 20, 2014

By James McKeon: 

On September 18, the residents of Scotland will determine whether to remain in the United Kingdom or become independent for the first time since 1707. On the surface,

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Innovation leads Partners in Prevention project

August 19, 2014

Stimson’s Partners in Prevention project seeks to advance mutually beneficial government-industry partnerships. The effort is built on Stimson’s strong relationships with industry

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A case for redesigning Nepal’s national security council

August 14, 2014

By Madhav Ghimire: 

Nepal is at a crossroads. A comprehensive peace accord in 2006 capped a decade of protracted Nepalese armed conflict. In the years since, Nepal’s leaders have worked

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We need to reform our drone policies (but this isn’t about privacy)

August 14, 2014

By Missy Cummings: 

Last week the United States launched airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria using F-18 fighter jets and predator drones. The use of drones in military

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Déjà vu: This military operation in Pakistan must be different

August 13, 2014

By Liz Whitfield: 

The Pakistani military is currently battling militants in the country’s tribal areas in an attempt to eradicate terrorist groups committed to the overthrow of the

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Dr. Richard Cronin joins Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Eminent and Expert Persons Group (EEPG)

August 12, 2014

On August 9, 2014, Secretary John Kerry and the Foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong partner countries launched the LMI Eminent and Expert Persons Group at the LMI Ministerial

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