Regional experts from India and Pakistan review The Quetta Experience and The Wellington Experience, two books by Stimson Distinguished Fellow, Col. David Smith that provide insight into the Indian and Pakistani armies’ internal and external threat perceptions. This webinar, based on a South Asian Voices special series, will examine the themes in the books and assess what they may portend for India and Pakistan’s security dynamics and regional strategy in the future.

What do North Korea’s foreign affairs and policy priorities look like beyond the six-party countries? Please join the Stimson Center and the KF-VUB Korea Chair for a roundtable discussion on North Korea’s underexamined relationships with countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Join us for this year’s Turtle Bay Security Roundtable featuring a discussion with Mr. Nobu Okada, Founder and CEO of Astroscale, Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Space. This roundtable will discuss the threats posed by space debris, the approach to tackling them, the wider implications for public-private ventures in space, and the need for norms of responsible behaviors.


In the final webinar of our series commemorating the 10th anniversary of Operation Tomodachi, in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, join us for a discussion with ADM Patrick Walsh and GEN Ryoichi Oriki, who will share their reflections on their experience and the lessons for further deepening US-Japan defense cooperation moving forward.

Following over four years of work, Stimson’s Nuclear Security Program is proud to present the culmination of its research exploring incentives that would encourage the civilian nuclear sector to adopt cost-effective security practices that go beyond regulatory minimums. The research led to the development of a Security Governance Template to help licensees perform a high-level review of their security practices while facilitating communication with stakeholders.

Since adopting its landmark Policy on the Protection of Civilians (PoC) in 2016, NATO has made meaningful progress toward implementation. Yet, significant work remains as the Alliance faces new challenges and considers its future. 2021 is a critical year of opportunities, including the Policy’s five-year anniversary, the NATO2030 initiative, and a summit.

Please join us as we discuss the history of the Policy, its importance for NATO’s future, and opportunities and recommendations for further implementation.

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Past Events

Please join us for a discussion with Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Dr. Asad Majeed Khan on U.S.-Pakistan relations amidst shifting regional dynamics. Moderated by South Asia Deputy Director Elizabeth Threlkeld, the discussion will focus on opportunities and tensions in the U.S.-Pakistan relationship with the start of the Biden administration, the continued peace process in Afghanistan, and a renewed push for economic cooperation in a competitive region.

Stimson South Asia Program Director Dr. Sameer Lalwani will offer discussant’s comments, followed by a moderated Q&A.

Join Stimson’s Nuclear Safeguards Program for a presentation of its latest working paper exploring how emerging or “advanced” reactors will differ from the current fleet in spent fuel disposal, processing, and nuclear safeguards.

In this webinar, Rowen Price introduces her findings and, in discussion with James Casterton and Andrew Worrall, examines how these reactors will disrupt conventional spent fuel management and international safeguards.

Please join us for a discussion with Amb. Robert Blake, Professor Yanzhong Huang, and Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony and about the potential for vaccine diplomacy in Southeast Asia.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are working to secure international assistance in the form of vaccine access. China has committed—and delivered—millions of vaccine doses. But there is strong interest in securing American and European-made vaccines, and India is also providing assistance through vaccine diplomacy to ASEAN members.

This event is the first 2021 spring semester event of the Southeast Asia Forum.

The waters of the Western Pacific are the focus of intense interest for trade routes, for territorial disputes, and as ongoing case studies for international law. How do Japan and the United States approach the challenges of upholding international norms and the law of the seas in this important region? How can regional and global multilateral partnerships influence the security dynamics in these waters? Join us for a webinar with Japanese and U.S. experts to explore these complex issues.

The internet, computers and related technologies are all fabulous. Except when they are not. Cyber intrusions continue to cost us untold hours of grief and trillions of dollars in losses. The issue is not only cyber criminals stealing our data or locking our info with ransomware; we have been deluged with fake news, tricked into cyber addictions, and – in some countries – had our lights turned off. This series of discussions – Cyber Accountability – Who did it? Is it wrong? Can they be stopped? – seeks to dissect cyber issues as they relate to current and potential legal accountability.

For decades, the United Nations has been trying to establish agreement around norms for cyberspace. The year 2015 brought some victory when the report of the UN Governmental Group of Experts on information and communication technologies, consisting of 20 states, won support in the UN General Assembly. Discussions then stumbled over humanitarian and human rights laws inclusion. In 2019, with the Russian Government and others pushing for broader stakeholder engagement in cyber discussions, the UN established two tracks of work that are now underway. What is the hope for any real progress and state accountability to come out of these efforts, and how might progress be found in a new framework that France, Egypt and others propose?

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