Letters from the Mekong: Time for a New Narrative on Mekong Hydropower

October 09, 2015

By Richard Cronin and Courtney Weatherby: 

This issue brief - the second in Stimson's "Letters from the Mekong" series - examines the current status of mitigation efforts at Laos'

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Beyond reforms: Considering a UN exit in Western Sahara

October 09, 2015

By Josh Dyer: 

Last week at the opening of UNGA in New York, President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping spurred nearly 50 countries and regional organizations to make new

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Aditi Gorur Promoted to Director of Stimson’s Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program

October 07, 2015

The Stimson Center announced today that Aditi Gorur has been promoted to Director of Stimson’s Protecting Civilians in Conflict program. Under Gorur’s leadership, Protecting Civilians

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Japan Wants to Streamline Its Defense Industry

October 02, 2015

By Yuki Tatsumi: 

On October 1, 2015, the Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) implemented a major reorganization. The reorganization effort focuses on streamlining a policy- and

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Stimson Welcomes Brian Finlay As President and CEO

October 01, 2015

As Stimson welcomes Brian Finlay as its new President and CEO today, Stimson Board Chairman Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., and Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus Ellen Laipson

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US Sends Wrong Message to Governments Using Child Soldiers

September 30, 2015

By Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick: 

The Obama administration announced its determinations with respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 on September 29, 2015 and again gave a

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The Role of Police in UN Peace Operations

September 28, 2015

By Sofía Sebastián:

To most people, the term "United Nations peacekeepers" conjures images of soldiers in blue helmets, but U.N. peacekeeping operations also include critical

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The Imbalance in Countries Contributing UN Peacekeeping Troops

September 25, 2015

By Sangyoung Yun:

In advance of the U.N.’s upcoming September 28 leadership summit on peacekeeping hosted by President Obama, the U.N. received a long list of complaints about

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It’s Time for the UN Security Council to Lead on Border Management

September 25, 2015

By Brian Goebel and Brian Finlay:

From the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa, to the recruitment of Westerners and others to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria, around the

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Xi Jinping comes to Washington

September 23, 2015

By Alan D. Romberg:

Xi Jinping's state visit is in America's essential national interest. Although there is a range of views about how President Obama should handle the visit, there is

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