Security for a New Century

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Security for a New Century

Political divisions in the United States Congress are more pronounced today than at any other time in recent memory. Even as access to information grows, partisanship has diminished trust in the quality and impartial nature of that information, leaving policymakers with limited access to the facts necessary to meet transnational security threats.

In an effort to enhance security policy decision-making, Stimson will relaunch the Security for a New Century (SNC) program. Initially established in 1998, SNC will again host a series of seminars for Members of Congress and staff on topical foreign policy issues of the day. These hour-long sessions will feature leading speakers from the military, the US government, academia, and the think tank community. As with the initial Fellowship program -- hosted by then-Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) and then-Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) -- the neutral and non-partisan nature of these briefings, along with a focus on learning and constructive problem solving, will equip Members and staff with access to reliable data upon which to base decision-making


Research and Analysis

June 14, 2012

The Stimson Center's Space Security Project focuses on how a properly crafted international Code of Conduct can enhance U.S. national and economic security and help avoid dangerous confrontations in space. Stimson first proposed the concept of a Code of

June 2, 2011

Senator Richard Lugar discusses his role as a sponsor of the Security for a New Century program, and the value that it brings to Congress.

May 27, 2011

Dr. Mohsen Milani joined us for a discussion on the current status of Iran-Afghanistan relations and the implications for US interests in the region.  Dr. Milani is a Professor of Politics and Chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs at the

May 16, 2011

By Michael Krepon - The US - Pakistan relationship could not have survived this long without the presence of vital common interests.  But we are now close to another divorce.

May 5, 2011

Stimson's Security for a New Century and the U.S. Institute of Peace have partnered to present an eighteen-month, 15-part briefing series on

May 5, 2011

Q&A with Mike Young What is the current status of internally displaced persons in Pakistan? How does this relate to the military's campaign against the Taliban, and what steps need to be taken to ensure delivery of humanitarian relief?

May 5, 2011

Q&A with John Schmidt Why is there such a difference in Pakistan's policy towards the Afghanistan Taliban vs. the Pakistan Taliban?

May 5, 2011

Dr. Daanish Mustafa joined us for a discussion on the nexus of water management and conflict in Pakistan. Dr. Mustafa is the Senior Lecturer in Environment, Politics, and Development in the Department of Geography at King’s College, London.

May 5, 2011

Journalist Huma Yusuf joined us for a briefing on the role of Pakistani media on US-Pakistan relations.  Ms.

April 4, 2011

By Mark Yarnell - United Nations peacekeepers, with significant support from France, launched strikes against the heavy weaponry of forces loyal to former President Laurent Gbagbo in an effort to protect civilians and prevent further attacks on UN personnel.
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