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February 27, 2014 / By Alexander Georgieff
Arming the Iraqis: Building a US-Iraqi Partnership for an Effective Counterinsurgency

By Alex Georgieff - Since New Year 's Day, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has controlled two critical cities in the Anbar province, Ramadi and Fallujah- a step in their

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February 06, 2014 / By Gordon Adams
Gordon Adams discusses the State of the Union, the Defense budget and more on Defense News (video)

Gordon Adams, distinguished fellow in Stimson's Budgeting For Foreign Affairs and Defense program, was a guest on Defense News Febuary 2, discussing the 2014 State of the Union, the

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January 13, 2014 / By Yuki Tatsumi
Opportunity Out of Necessity

Defense spending cuts are inevitable in the US. However, Washington must be extremely careful in managing its relationship with its allies in the Asia-Pacific region, while it debates

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October 31, 2013 / By Christopher Clary
Clary on South Asia’s Conventional Military Balance and Deterrence Stability

On December 13th, the Stimson Center will release our first volume of essays, Deterrence Stability and Escalation Control in South Asia, edited by Michael Krepon and Julia Thompson.  We

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June 05, 2012 / By Russell Rumbaugh, Nathan Cohn
Resolving Ambiguity: Costing Nuclear Weapons

As the defense budget comes under increasing pressure, many have suggested nuclear weapons as an area for savings. But estimates of what the United States spends on nuclear weapons

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