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Stimson works with local, state, and international actors to look for new ways to bridge the security and development divide and strengthen nonproliferation efforts in the region.

Current Research

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. READ MORE

March 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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January 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Sally Yozell

In September 2017, the Stimson Center, the U.S. National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), National Geographic, and the Waitt Foundation hosted a meeting of 100 experts on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Attendees represented entities across the U.S. READ MORE

January 23, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

The arms-control diplomacy passages of the draft Nuclear Posture Review have drawn little attention, likely because little change was expected in this aspect of policy. READ MORE

December 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “The easiest thing of all is to deceive oneself; for we believe whatever we believe.” — Demosthenes READ MORE

November 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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October 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” —Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (1865) READ MORE

October 25, 2017 | EXPERT: William Reinsch

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October 24, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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October 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the Week: “Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tune Something to make us all happy Do anything, take us out of this gloom Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy” —Stevie Winwood READ MORE

October 4, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Neither a viable posture nor a viable doctrine exist … for the employment of tactical nuclear weapons.” —William R. Van Cleave and S.T. Cohen, Tactical Nuclear Weapons (1978) READ MORE

October 2, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Amid the threats of Armageddon being hurled by Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, there is much discussion of tactical nuclear weapons — in South Korea, where there is READ MORE

September 22, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Donald Trump keeps topping himself: His latest threat – to “totally destroy” a country of 25 million people – marks the first time (at least in my memory) that a genocidal threat was vocalized from the rostrum of the United Nations. READ MORE

September 18, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “What history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for, but the methods we used to accomplish them.” — Hans Bethe In “Lonesome Day,” Bruce Springsteen offered this hopeful lyric: READ MORE

September 12, 2017 | EXPERT: William Reinsch

It is now about eight months into the Trump presidency, and it’s time to take stock of his trade policy and accomplishments so far. The short answer is the policy is incoherent and the accomplishments few, but both deserve a deeper dive. READ MORE

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