Spotlight

The Arms Trade Treaty-Baseline Assessment Project: Initial Findings and Current State Practice

October 22, 2014

Rachel Stohl:

In two months the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) — the first global treaty to establish legally binding standards regulating the international trade in conventional arms — will

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Reducing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in African Union Peacekeeping

October 21, 2014

By Jenna Stern: 

One month ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report that accused internationally-funded African Union peacekeepers in Somalia of raping women and girls as young

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Amidst migration crisis, can EU manage its borders?

October 20, 2014

By Ariella Knight: 

Summer came to a bloody end with reports that up to 750 migrants heading to Europe perished on the Mediterranean Sea in mid-September. The record-breaking

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Stimson’s Environmental Security program launches Conflict Basins: Regions at Risk

October 16, 2014

Dear Friends of the Environmental Security Program, 

Since the Environmental Security Program began its work four years ago, the sustainable and cooperative management of shared water

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Hypersonic weapons could create new arms race

October 15, 2014

By Lt. Col. Jeff Schreiner: 

With nuclear technology the adage that “you can’t put the genie back in the bottle” is widely used. What if we are standing at the threshold of a technology

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Regulating the International Arms Trade

October 14, 2014

By Rachel Stohl:

When the Stimson Center was founded twenty-five years ago, the global security environment was undergoing a major shift, generating new worries created by the end of

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Letters from the Mekong: Obstacles to Equitable Hydropower Development Planning

October 08, 2014

By Courtney Weatherby: 

Pressure from governments and commercial developers to build dams on the mainstream of the Lower Mekong is increasingly threatening to marginalize the Mekong

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Making UN-Safe Areas Safer: From Srebrenica to South Sudan

October 07, 2014

By Sarah Bosha:

In 1995, during the Bosnian war, Serbian forces overran a ‘safe area’ in Srebrenica, resulting in the death of 6,000 Muslim men and boys. Then British Prime Minister

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Ties That Bind

October 03, 2014

By Gordon Adams: 

From Afghanistan to Mali to Iraq, training and equipping other countries' militaries has a terrible track record. Why would we want to make it a permanent part of U.S.

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Behind the Story: The China-South Korea Free Trade Agreement’s Impact on Taiwan

October 01, 2014

By Emily Szu-hua Chen: 

When Chinese President Xi Jinping returned from his visit to South Korea in early July — with an agreement from South Korea to sign a Free Trade Agreement

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