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

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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