Spotlight

The Great Security Shift

August 08, 2014

By Gordon Adams: 

The White House is hosting a major summit of African leaders this week. Elected and unelected heads of state and officials from nearly 50 African countries are in

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The myth of stable nuclear deterrence

August 07, 2014

By Michael Krepon: 

Nuclear deterrence was conceptualised in the US even before the Soviet Union produced atomic weapons. Anticipating that the Kremlin would acquire the ‘ultimate’

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US still arming African governments that use child soldiers

August 06, 2014

By Rachel Stohl and Jessica Kosmider: 

Fifty heads of state from African governments are meeting to conclude the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, DC today. Yet missing from the agenda

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India’s “test case” for Japan, US relations

August 05, 2014

Dr. Satu Limaye suggest relations with India will serve as a "test case" for both Japan and the US in an event about Japan - India- US relations at the Stimson Center in Washington … Read More »

Blank check? The debate over US crisis response funds

August 01, 2014

By John Cappel: 

Chaos and conflict in Ukraine, Iraq, and Syria have prompted many calls for a more robust American response, but the Obama administration’s latest effort to address

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Health infrastructure’s hand in Ebola outbreak

July 31, 2014

By James McKeon and Allen Moore: 

The worst Ebola outbreak in history continues to rage in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, painfully reminding the global community that deadly

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‘Strategic Agility’: Behind The Air Force’s New 30-Year Plan

July 30, 2014

By Barry Blechman and Russell Rumbaugh: 

The myriad of conflicts raging worldwide right now would pose a challenge to any defense strategy. From Russian aggression in Ukraine and

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Overcoming obstacles to mass atrocity prevention

July 29, 2014

By Alison Giffen: 

Twenty years ago, a genocide unfolded across Rwanda, killing over half a million people in the shadow of UN peacekeepers and under the watch of the international

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Perceptions of Security in Aweil North County, South Sudan

July 28, 2014

View report here.

View press release here.

The recent crisis in South Sudan highlights the importance of research on how civilians can and should be protected from deliberate

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Since the U.N.’s organizational “reboot”

July 25, 2014

By William Durch: 

In 1988, the great powers rediscovered the United Nations as an instrument of international security. In 1990, Stimson began its work monitoring and assessing the

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