Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) are diverse arrangements -- such as hotlines, people-to-people exchanges, and prior notifications of military exercises -- that can help reduce tensions and promote good neighborly relations. Communication, constraint, transparency, and verification measures are the primary tools. They are designed to make the behavior of states more predictable by facilitating communication among states and establishing rules or patterns of behavior for states' military forces.
The Stimson Center is releasing today an essay by Toby Dalton entitled "Beyond Incrementalism: Rethinking Approaches to CBMs and Stability in South Asia." Dalton is the Deputy Director… Read More »
General V.R. Raghavan, the founder of the Delhi Policy Group and the Centre for Security Analysis in Chennai, gave a talk in Washington on October 19, 2012, co-sponsored by Stimson,… Read More »
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Editor’s note: The Carnegie Endowment convened its 2011 International Nuclear Policy Conferenceon March 28-29 in Washington, D.C. This essay is an adaptation and condensation of the
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