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.

November 2, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

From the strategic and diplomatic realms to the budgetary and tactical levels, Trump’s decision makes no sense.

September 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

August 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones, have become a mainstay of military operations around the world. Yet with their unique characteristics, drones present several challenges.

August 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard , EXPERT: Lovely Umayam

Distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as Blockchain, is being characterized as revolutionary in its potential to alter the world economy. Stimson is identifying applications and implications of DLT for non-proliferation and international security at the international, national, and operationa

August 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Debra Decker , EXPERT: Kathryn Rauhut

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned this spring that Russia had infiltrated critical US infrastructure, targeting nuclear and other power plants, along with homes and businesses. UK officials joined in the warning, noting the attacks were worldwide.

August 6, 2018

The imprint on public consciousness of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which occurred 73 years ago Monday, has faded greatly.

July 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

The point at which nuclear material becomes subject to comprehensive safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is commonly known as the “starting point of safeguards.” Paragraphs falling under this heading have remained unchanged since the publication of the model Comp

July 17, 2018 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl , EXPERT: Shannon Dick

By Rachel Stohl, Shannon Dick, and Cassandra Cronin

June 29, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

After testing nuclear devices in 1998, Indian and Pakistani leaders genuinely believed — or stated for the record, while suspecting otherwise — that bringing bombs out of the basement would help make the region safer and more stable.
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