Promoting Security and Prosperity

Promoting Security and Prosperity

The Promoting Security & Prosperity Initiative at the Stimson Center cultivates research, analysis, and on the ground activities that identify pragmatic policy solutions to some of today’s most pressing threats to international security and economic vitality.
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Research and Analysis

November 7, 2019 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces.

August 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is the first legally binding international agreement to regulate the global trade in conventional arms by establishing common international standards for countries to incorporate into their national transfer control systems. U.S.

June 11, 2019 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), in partnership with the Stimson Center, hosted a 1.5-day off-the record (Chatham House Rule) Nuclear-Cybersecurity Workshop, which took place at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

May 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

President Trump announced on Friday — during a speech that pandered to special-interest groups and was symbolic of his administration’s disdain for multilateral agreements — that the United States would “unsign” the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a landmark agreement that regulates the international tr

May 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

In a fiery speech at the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on Friday, President Trump announced that the United States would “unsign” the Arms Trade Treaty, or ATT.

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations that include an explicit obligation to secure radioactive sources, related apparatus or facilities to empower everyone with a better understanding of what States have

April 23, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cupitt

The Stimson Center created two databases (State and Measure Level Databases) of United Nations Member States’ laws and regulations that include an explicit obligation to secure radioactive sources, related apparatus or facilities to empower everyone with a better understanding of what States have

February 14, 2019 | EXPERT: David Kim

In exchange for a peace declaration and even sanctions relief, the United States could ask North Korea for a number of concessions: • An indefinite moratorium on all nuclear and missile tests, including those for short-range missiles.

February 14, 2019 | EXPERT: David Kim

During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump announced that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of the month to continue a “historic push” for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

January 3, 2019

As the global nuclear fuel cycle becomes increasingly a back-end fuel cycle, an entirely new nuclear facility is being developed to handle the permanent disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

December 14, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

Five years ago, governments from around the world adopted the first legally-binding treaty to regulate the international transfer of conventional weapons in order to bring greater transparency and responsibility to the global arms trade.

December 7, 2018 | EXPERT: Melanie W. Sisson

Amazon’s recent announcement that it has chosen two locations for its second headquarters has been greeted with a general deflation of enthusiasm mixed with pique.

November 16, 2018

Today, there are over 400 nuclear power reactors operating around the world, generating 10.5% of the world’s electricity production.

November 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

In the past, arms controllers and deterrence boosters compromised on deals that ultimately reduced nuclear dangers. No more. One consequence of the demise of political compromise on Capitol Hill is that existing treaties reducing nuclear arms are threatened with extinction.

November 6, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

Blockchain is transitioning away from the hype and gaining legitimacy as the next-wave technological solution to distribute data and build a network of trust among parties.
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