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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Merits of the Iran Deal, Colin Kahl at Stimson

August 10, 2015

After more than 20 months of careful negotiations, the United States and its international partners have reached a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, designed to prevent Iran

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Growing Violence along the Kashmir Divide

August 06, 2015

By Julia Thompson: 

This piece is discussed further in The Dynamics of Violence along the Kashmir Divide, 2003-2015.

Events may be leading toward a crisis between India and Pakistan. On

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The New Atlanticism or a Wider Atlantic?

August 05, 2015

By Johanna Mendelson Forman: 

The notion that the Atlantic Ocean connects North America to Europe is ingrained in the geographic DNA of most Americans by the time they finish grade

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US Identifies Nigeria, Seven Additional Governments as Supporting the Use of Child Soldiers

July 30, 2015

By Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick: 

Last week, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited Washington and criticized the Leahy Law and the restrictions it places on Nigeria's ability to

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Ellen Laipson on Iran and the Bomb at Aspen

July 27, 2015

Stimson President and CEO Ellen Laipson spoke at the 2015 Aspen Security Forum in a panel discussion on “Iran & the Bomb” with Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins

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Laicie Heeley Discusses the Iran Agreement

July 22, 2015

With the recent Iran agreement, Stimson Fellow Laicie Heeley discusses what the deal brings for the long term and what it means for those involved.

“There really was political will on

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Will US-India Defense Cooperation Improve?

July 20, 2015

By Melanie Campbell: 

Last month U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar signed the 2015 U.S.-India Defense Framework. The new agreement is

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Japan’s New Security Legislation: A Missed Opportunity

July 16, 2015

By Yuki Tatsumi: 

On July 16, Japan’s House of Representatives (Lower House) passed a legislative package that is critical for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s national security agenda. The

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