Spotlight

Universal lessons from the Napa earthquake

September 08, 2014

The recent Napa earthquake highlights just how far we’ve come with disaster-proofing cities. But while luckily there were no fatalities, one overlooked issue remains: widespread gas and

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The UAE and Egypt’s new frontier in Libya

September 03, 2014

By Ellen Laipson: 

The surprising news that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have carried out airstrikes against various Islamist rebels in Libya is yet another example of the

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Hydropower dams on Mekong River, livelihood of millions at risk


September 02, 2014

Scientists, Development Experts, Civil Society Advocates and Current and Former Officials Gather To Discuss Future Of River

For Immediate Release September 2, 2014
 

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Why Drones Will Challenge Sovereignty But Won’t Proliferate

August 29, 2014

By Abhijit Iyer-Mitra: 

The Stimson Centre's recent report on drones was thorough, extraordinarily comprehensive and balanced. Even so, there are two potential shortcomings if one

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Mekong Basin “tipping point” opens discussion

August 27, 2014

On August 28 through 31, leaders from government, civil society and the private sector will meet to discuss how new hydropower developments on the Mekong River potentially threaten the

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As Modi plans US trip, defence on everyone’s mind

August 25, 2014

By Joshua T. White & Michael Krepon: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington in September will be an occasion for glowing speeches about the future of Indo-US

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U.N. facing unprecedented challenge in South Sudan

August 22, 2014

By Alison Giffen: 

The U.N. Security Council delegation visiting South Sudan last week came face-to-face with a troubling reality: The country has been seized by an eight-month civil

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Coordinating a global strategy for the international arms trade

August 21, 2014

By Rachel Stohl: 

On 17 July 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed while flying over eastern Ukraine. While the specific details of the crash remain unclear, it is believed that

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Scottish independence could leave UK nuclear weapons homeless

August 20, 2014

By James McKeon: 

On September 18, the residents of Scotland will determine whether to remain in the United Kingdom or become independent for the first time since 1707. On the surface,

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Innovation leads Partners in Prevention project

August 19, 2014

Stimson’s Partners in Prevention project seeks to advance mutually beneficial government-industry partnerships. The effort is built on Stimson’s strong relationships with industry

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