Spotlight

Déjà vu: This military operation in Pakistan must be different

August 13, 2014

By Liz Whitfield: 

The Pakistani military is currently battling militants in the country’s tribal areas in an attempt to eradicate terrorist groups committed to the overthrow of the

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Dr. Richard Cronin joins Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Eminent and Expert Persons Group (EEPG)

August 12, 2014

On August 9, 2014, Secretary John Kerry and the Foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong partner countries launched the LMI Eminent and Expert Persons Group at the LMI Ministerial

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US national security institutions: Pragmatic solutions require knowing how things work

August 08, 2014

By Russell Rumbaugh: 

In 25 years of providing pragmatic solutions, it is not surprising Stimson has always had an eye on the processes and institutions that would have to implement

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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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