Spotlight

First Arms Trade Treaty Conference of States Parties Concludes in Cancun: Now the Real Work Begins

September 01, 2015

By Rachel Stohl: 

Amid much pomp and circumstance, the First Conference of States Parties (CSP) for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – the first legally binding international treaty to

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Alex Bollfrass Joins Stimson as Nonresident Fellow

September 01, 2015

The Stimson Center announced today that Alex Bollfrass has been appointed as a Nonresident Fellow to the Managing Across Boundaries initiative.

“Alex doesnt practice your fathers'

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Arms Trade Treaty-Baseline Assessment Project Launches Two New Reports

August 27, 2015

Governments, industry, and civil society from around the world are meeting in Cancún, Mexico for the first Conference of States Parties of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). As the first

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A Normal Nuclear Pakistan

August 27, 2015

The new report released today "A Normal Nuclear Pakistan" takes a hard look at Pakistan’s nuclear weapon related programs and its ambitions to be viewed as a normal state possessing

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Iraq’s Future Is About Much More Than the Islamic State

August 26, 2015

For months, the critical issue for Iraq has been its capacity to win back territory in its western provinces controlled by the so-called Islamic State (IS). The focus abroad has been

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Why Salafists in Lebanon have become disempowered

August 21, 2015

Once considered rising political players in Lebanese politics, the Salafists who were active in aiding the Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime are now in retreat.
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Sameer Lalwani Joins Stimson’s South Asia Program

August 17, 2015

The Stimson Center announced today the appointment of Sameer Lalwani as Deputy Director for Stimson’s South Asia program. Sameer’s research will focus on crisis management, nuclear

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Why You Should Listen to What Japan’s Emperor Says on August 15

August 14, 2015

By Yuki Tatsumi: 

On the eve of August 14, the eyes of the world are on what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will (and will not) say in the statement he is expected to issue to commemorate

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After Zarb-e-Azb: Now What?

August 14, 2015

By Sachchal Ahmad: 

Pakistan's ongoing military operation in North Waziristan, a stronghold of Al Qai'da and Islamist militants, is nearing its end. However, as the Pakistan Army races

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What the ‘Japan Option’ Tells Us About Iran’s Nuclear Prospects

August 11, 2015

By Ellen Laipson: 

Almost 70 years to the day after the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four and a half years after suspending its entire nuclear energy program, Japan

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