The Rashomon Effect: U.S.-Gulf Relations After Camp David Summit

May 29, 2015

By Ellen Laipson: 

In Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s iconic 1950 film, “Rashomon,” four people witness a crime outside the gates of Kyoto. When called on to testify in court, each

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Exercising Restraint? The New U.S. Rules for Drone Transfers

May 28, 2015

By Rachel Stohl: 

On February 5, Representative Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) urged the Obama administration to reverse its decision to deny a Jordanian request for unarmed Predator XP

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Congress’ Appropriate Role in Iran Negotiations

May 26, 2015

Stimson's Laicie Heeley discusses the ongoing Iran negotiations and the role Congress has played thus far.

"When you're talking about over 500 members of Congress, that's a lot of folks

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Learning the Lessons of Ebola: Why the Spread of Disease is About More Than Just Health

May 22, 2015

By Levi Maxey and Brian Finlay: 

By September 2014, a full nine months after the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, hundreds of thousands of dollars in pledges of assistance sat stranded

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What Japan’s ‘Proactive Contribution to Peace’ Looks Like in Nepal

May 22, 2015

By Yuki Tatsumi and Hana Rudolph: 

On April 25, Nepal was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Less than a month later, a second, 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck on May 12, followed (as

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Opportunities for Gulf Arab Countries with Iran Deal

May 20, 2015

Stimson President and CEO Ellen Laipson discusses the potential for a positive outcome for the Iran nuclear deal and opportunities for cooperation with Iran in the region.

"This is a

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Cindy Vestergaard Joins Stimson as Nonresident Fellow

May 18, 2015

The Stimson Center announced today that Cindy Vestergaard has been appointed as a Nonresident Fellow for the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.

“Cindy is an emerging rock star in

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Celebrating the Arms Trade Treaty

May 15, 2015

Stimson celebrated the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with an evening reception on Tuesday, May 12 featuring the “50 Celebrating 50” photo exhibit from the Control Arms

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Protecting U.S. Security by Minimizing the Role of Nuclear Weapons: A New U.S. Nuclear Policy

May 14, 2015

A new report finds that the U.S. has mistakenly pursued a nuclear strategy that is costly and out of touch with 21st century security needs. The report titled, Protecting U.S.

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Stark Choices Left if Iran Talks Fail

May 13, 2015

Stimson's Co-Founder Barry Blechman discusses the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations and what’s at stake if negotiations fail.

"I can't emphasize enough how important these talks are,"

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