Spotlight

Scaring the Allies: The Overseas Implications of Budget Rhetoric

April 17, 2014

By John Cappel: 

For the past several years, civilian defense officials, uniformed military leaders, and members of Congress have been warning about the negative consequences of defense

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Alison Giffen speaks on recent trip to Central African Republic

April 15, 2014

Stimson expert Alison Giffen explains her recent trip to the Central African Republic and the effects of a recent UN resolution. 

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Abe must reestablish trust with Obama

April 11, 2014

By Yuki Tatsumi: 

On March 25, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a trilateral summit with U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye in The Hague. It did not lead

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A Tribute to Don Mahley

April 10, 2014

By Rachel Stohl: 

On March 1, Ambassador Don Mahley, the formidable State department nonproliferation negotiator, passed away at his home in Vienna, VA. Don, who had been diagnosed with

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Dust Storms Cloud Iran’s Future

April 09, 2014

By David Michel: 

Iran is, literally, being blown away. Stifling dust storms frequently now envelope both big cities and rural towns across much of Iran, the world's 17th largest

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Waiting for Trouble

April 08, 2014

By Michael Krepon: 

The United States and China have no experience and no agreements to avoid or defuse incidents in space or at sea, where both countries are flexing their military

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Bringing the Developing World into the Nuclear Security Conversation

April 07, 2014

By Audrey Williams: 

Last month, 58 world leaders convened in The Hague for the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). Building off progress made at previous summits in Seoul (2012) and

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Mr. Jomaa Goes To Washington: A Breath Of Fresh Air From Tunisia’s ‘Arab Spring’ Revolution

April 04, 2014

By Ellen Laipson and Oussama Romdhani: 

When the Prime Minister of Tunisia, Mehdi Jomaa, visits Washington on Wednesday, it will be a welcome respite from the relentless bad news coming

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Islamabad’s (Charm) Offensive

April 03, 2014

By Joshua T. White: 

Talk to most any Afghan, and you'll get an earful about how Pakistan has treated its smaller neighbor: the use of proxies, the tendency to see Afghan Pashtuns as

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Establishing the Baseline – The Arms Trade Treaty, One Year Later

April 02, 2014

By Rachel Stohl: 

The landscape for the global conventional arms trade changed dramatically a year ago when the UN General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on April 2, 2013,

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