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Transforming Conflict & Governance

Policy Paper
Examining the role of NATO’s PoC policy in the context of future Article 5 collective defense operations
By Andrew Atkinson
Published November 4, 2021

Policy Memo
How sustained U.S. financial investment in organizations and initiatives that curb WMD proliferation benefits U.S. national interests and global security
Published October 27, 2021

During this meeting, discussion focused on the current security and humanitarian situation, recent conflict dynamics, the conditions faced by journalists and civil society activists, and the impact on Cameroon’s women and girls
Published October 1, 2021 / Held October 1, 2021

Policy Paper
Revitalizing NATO’s landmark Protection of Civilians policy for a shifting global security landscape
Published September 23, 2021

Panelists: Asfandyar Mir, Senior Expert, Asia Center, USIPElizabeth Threlkeld, Senior Fellow and Director, South Asia Program, Stimson Center Moderator: Akriti Vasudeva, Research Analyst, South Asia Program, Stimson Center
Published August 24, 2021 / Held August 24, 2021

Policy Paper
Influenced by NATO’s Protection of Civilians Policy, Ukraine’s nascent PoC framework serves as a model for allies and partners
By Beatrice Godefroy  ·  Liza Baran  ·  Suleiman Mamutov
Published July 29, 2021

Policy Memo
It is time for Congress to appropriate the necessary funds to meetU.S.obligations to the UN
Published June 25, 2021

MINUSMA’s choices around its energy practices could support the wider international strategy for peace and development in Mali
By Dirk Druet  ·  Rida Lyammouri  ·  David Mozersky Contributing Author
Published June 25, 2021

Policy Paper
Explore protection of civilians in the future urban and littoral environment, the impact of future threats and technologies on that environment, and the implications for NATO and other armed actors
By Dr. David Kilcullen  ·  Gordon Pendleton
Published June 10, 2021

Policy Memo
To respond to enormous health security challenges, the U.S. must leverage global health investments and valuable multilateral partnerships more productively
By Mark P. Lagon
Published June 9, 2021

Project Note
Key takeaways and recommendations from Stimson’s recent expert workshop series on NATO and the protection of civilians
Published March 18, 2021

Reflecting on the history of NATO’s PoC policy and its implementation highlights opportunities for further work
By Katie Dock Author  ·  Victoria K. Holt Editor  ·  Marla Keenan Editor
Published March 18, 2021

Event Research Launch
Featured Speakers Katie Dock, author of and presenting research and recommendations from the new report “Unfinished Business: NATO’s Protection of Civilians Policy and the Way Forward” Katie Dock is a Research Assistant with the Transforming Conflict …

Unfinished Business: NATO’s Protection of Civilians Policy and the Way Forward Read More »

Published March 4, 2021 / Held March 19, 2021

Policy Paper
The Korea Study Group aimed to empower Congress and build a dialogue on security challenges on and around the Korean Peninsula
Published February 19, 2021

Featured Speakers Daryl Johnson, Owner, DT Analytics, a private consulting firm for law enforcement.Dr. Andrey Kurth Cronin, Founding Director, Center for Security, Innovation and New Technology at American University, and Professor, American Universit …

The Terrorist and Extremist Threat at Home and Abroad Read More »

Published February 2, 2021 / Held January 26, 2021

Examining the renewable energy future of UN peace operations to enhance missions, meet climate goals, and benefit host communities
By Victoria K. Holt  ·  Alex Hopkins  ·  David Mozersky Contributor  ·  Sherwin Das Contributor
Published January 25, 2021

Featured Speakers H.E. Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United NationsH.E. Mona Juul, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United NationsAtul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for Operational …

Powering Peace: Toward a Renewable Energy Future for UN Peace Operations Read More »

Published January 19, 2021 / Held January 28, 2021

Featured Speakers Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young, President, University of North Korean Studies and former ROK Ambassador to the United States (2013-2017)Dr. Lee Sook Jong, Professor, Graduate School of Governance at Sungkyunkwan University and Director, East …

The Implications of the 2020 Election: Views From Seoul Read More »

Published December 17, 2020 / Held December 17, 2020

The webinar was a closed-door, invitation-only program for congressional staffers. The panelists offered a combination of senior-level US government experience and analytical expertise of contemporary policy issues surrounding oversight of US counterte …

The Oversight Role of Congress in Sensitive, Secret, and Covert Counterterrorism Activities Read More »

Published December 16, 2020 / Held December 9, 2020

The closed-door, invitation-only workshop was held across four days. Sessions included presentations, discussions, and breakout groups on key issues related to the protection of civilians in future NATO operations. Topics included NATO’s progress to da …

NATO & The Protection of Civilians: Toward Implementation Read More »

Published December 14, 2020 / Held December 14, 2020

Project Note
The U.S. has an opportunity in 2021 to restore a credible and meaningful financial leadership role at the UN
Published December 9, 2020

Event Panel
The webinar was a closed-door, invitation-only program for congressional staffers. The panelists offered a combination of senior-level US government experience and analytical expertise of contemporary policy issues surrounding nuclear, chemical, and bi …

US – China Relations and Taiwan: Confrontation and Crisis Short of War Read More »

Published December 3, 2020 / Held December 2, 2020

The featured speakers offered a combination of senior-level US government experience and analytical expertise and provided commentary on ways to manage and mitigate nuclear risks with North Korea in lieu of final and fully verified denuclearization. In …

Managing Nuclear Risks with North Korea and Proliferation Risks Beyond the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published September 24, 2020 / Held September 22, 2020

The current COVID-19 crisis demonstrates that the United States must remain vigilant against low-probability, high-consequence threats. Every president for nearly three decades has recognized the disastrous consequences that would result if dangerous n …

Preventing the Next Great Catastrophe: How Congressional Leadership Can Reduce WMD Threats Read More »

Published September 18, 2020 / Held September 18, 2020

Based on Gen. (Ret.) Scaparrotti’s extensive experience and expertise, the webinar offered informed commentary and engaged audience members on the importance of the US relationship with the Korean Peninsula. Among a broad range of topics, the discussio …

It’s Not Just “Over There”: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published September 9, 2020 / Held September 8, 2020

The featured speaker had extensive experience serving in and writing about US and US-ROK bilateral military command structures in South Korea. His analysis of the multiple theater-level commands on the Korean Peninsula is considered required reading fo …

US-ROK Alliance Transformation & Wartime Operational Control (OPCON) Read More »

Published September 9, 2020 / Held September 4, 2020

This article was originally published in the Diplomat
By Clint Work Author
Published August 26, 2020

In a context of worsening US-China relations amidst COVID-19 and the broader designation of China as a strategic competitor, the Stimson Center’s Security for a New Century (SNC) and 38 North Programs brought together a panel of experts to discuss US I …

US Indo-Pacific Allies in the Shadow of US-China Strategic Rivalry Read More »

Published July 29, 2020 / Held July 29, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and its fallout, policymakers are confronted with newly emergent problems alongside preexisting ones. Nowhere is this more evident than on the Korean Peninsula. As the pandemic has spread, US-DPRK talks remain stalled, inter-Korean rela …

Missile Defense Futures and the Korean Peninsula Read More »

Published July 8, 2020 / Held June 18, 2020

The UN Refugee Agency’s historical engagement with Rohingya refugees reveals a pattern of displacement and unsafe returns
By Katie Dock Author
Published June 21, 2020

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