Private Sector Security Partnerships

Managing Across Boundaries

Private Sector Security Partnerships

In a global economy, the private sector, such as legitimate commercial firms engaged in international trade, is uniquely positioned to help prevent the security and economic damage wrought by vulnerabilities in global value chains.


Research and Analysis

March 23, 2016 | EXPERT: Nate Olson

Trade network transparency entails two dimensions of global commerce: business relationships and chain of custody.

March 23, 2016 | EXPERT: Nate Olson

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January 5, 2015 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman

Co-written by Managing Director Brian Finlay, Senior Advisor Johanna Mendelson Forman, and Scoville Fellow James McKeon,the newest report from the Stimson Center’s Managing Across Boundaries initiative, entitled Beyond Boundaries in Brazil: Innovating for Proliferation Prevention, examines Brazil’s role as a proponent of more holistic solutions for enduring security challenges.

December 22, 2014 | EXPERT: Nate Olson

In May 2014, Stimson’s Partners in Prevention Task Force endorsed seven proposals to close security gaps in global trade by better leveraging market incentives.

August 19, 2014 | EXPERT: Nate Olson

Stimson’s Partners in Prevention project seeks to advance mutually beneficial government-industry partnerships.

June 11, 2014 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

On October 29, 2010, airplanes carrying two unremarkable packages left Yemen. Were it not for an eleventh-hour intelligence tip, the bomb inside each parcel, disguised by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb as a printer cartridge, likely would have continued to evade standard security checks and detonated over the eastern United States.

October 17, 2013 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXPERT: Nate Olson

Amid the diplomatic breakthrough at the Security Council and arrival of the United Nations chemical weapons inspection team in Damascus, many observers have lost sight of two key questions about Syria: How did the regime get its chemical weapons, and how might tragedies like the Aug. 21 chemical attack on Syrian civilians be prevented in the future?

September 26, 2013 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXPERT: Nate Olson

There is urgent need for a "new normal" in public-private relationships on security issues. This report aims to kick-start a new dialogue on making that a reality.

April 23, 2012

Managing Across Boundaries Deputy Director Johan Bergenäs and Research Assistant 

September 23, 2010 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXTERNAL: Elizabeth Turpen

Existing nonproliferation programs aimed at redirecting former Soviet weapons scientists must be complemented by a new model that is based on the creation of incentives for private companies to employ these scientists.

March 30, 2009

How the Insurance Industry Could Become a Key Ally in Preventing a Nuclear 9/11

February 18, 2009 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay

States and terrorist organizations can easily exploit legitimate businesses up and down the supply chain to obtain dual-use knowledge and technologies.

November 21, 2008 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay

The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) has released a WMD Report Card, examining US Government programs to prevent nuclear, chemical, and biological terrorism. In 2005, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project found that the U.S.

May 20, 2008

By Brian Finlay - General David Petraeus, commander of US forces in Iraq has been described by some as "the smartest active-duty general in the US Army today." Whatever one's sentiments of the War in Iraq, or the odds of success for the Petraeus-orchestrated surge, few military a

July 2, 2007

By Brian Finlay - At a time when we are told that terrorist interest in acquiring nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction is at an all time high--and competitive budgetary pressures to address a multitude of national security threats are straining resources-
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