The Obama Administration came into office with the promise of change and now faces the practitioner’s dillema – where do we start? Stimson, a think tank devoted to nonpartisan research and analysis, presents a set of practical steps the new Administration can act on right away. These memos range from how to right-size the tools of statecraft to dealing with the threats of terrorism and nuclear proliferation to getting things right in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stimson’s community of analysts worked on these recommendations over the past year without knowing who would end up governing the nation. We believe that the new Administration faces global challenges without partisan answers. We also believe success will only come by taking pragmatic steps toward ideal solutions.