Spotlight

Paul Holtom, Matthew Leatherman Announced as Stimson Nonresident Fellows

April 30, 2015

The Stimson Center announced today that Paul Holtom and Matthew Leatherman have been appointed as Nonresident Fellows for the Managing Across Boundaries initative.

“As Stimson

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Deterrence Instability & Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

April 29, 2015

The Stimson Center has published a new collection of essays, "Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia." This 200-page book evaluates the current state of deterrence

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Four Takeaways From the New US-Japan Defense Guidelines

April 28, 2015

By Yuki Tatsumi: 

On April 27, the United States and Japan released the new Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation. The document, originally created in 1979 to set the parameters

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Laicie Heeley Joins Stimson’s Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Program

April 27, 2015

The Stimson Center announced today the appointment of Laicie Heeley as a Fellow for the Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense (BFAD) program. Heeley will lead the Center’s work on

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All the President’s Drones: Obama’s Targeted-Killing Problem

April 23, 2015

By Rachel Stohl: 

When the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its “torture report” in December 2014, it reignited the battle over the George W. Bush administration’s

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An Immigrant’s Tale, From Saigon in ’75 to American Entrepreneur

April 23, 2015

By Francis Hoang: 

Forty years ago on April 23, with the fall of South Vietnam to the Communists imminent, my family was evacuated to the United States. About 130,000 other fortunate

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Environmental Security in a Globalizing World

April 22, 2015

By David Michel: 

As the world celebrates Earth Day today, the links between environmental concerns and global security challenges are sharper than ever. Since the end of the Cold War,

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Congressional Speech, the Key to Abe’s Visit to US

April 21, 2015

By Yuki Tatsumi: 

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the United States from April 26 to May 3. In addition to visiting Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Abe will stay in

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Beyond the Iran Deal: Imagining the Regional Security Implications

April 21, 2015

By Ellen Laipson: 

The likely achievement this year of a decade-plus containment of Iran's nuclear activities has broad and largely positive implications for regional security, but it

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Five Myths About Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

April 20, 2015

By Monica Medina and Johan Bergenas: 

Poaching has a long history in the United States and abroad, with armed conflicts dating back to the Oyster Wars of the 1800s. But the illegal

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