RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

Seventy years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there remains a sharp divide over the strategic value of nuclear weapons in maintaining international peace and stability. READ MORE

July 14, 2015 | Stimson Spotlight

Stimson Center experts released the following statements reacting to the landmark agreement announced today to curb Iran’s nuclear program. READ MORE

Earlier this month the American Foreign Service Association honored former Stimson trustee Ambassador William Harrop with its 2015 Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award. READ MORE

A new report finds that the U.S. has mistakenly pursued a nuclear strategy that is costly and out of touch with 21st century security needs.  READ MORE

May 13, 2015 | Stimson Spotlight

Stimson's Co-Founder Barry Blechman discusses the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations and what’s at stake if negotiations fail. READ MORE

The Stimson Center is pleased to announce today the newest members of the organization’s Board of Directors: Francis Q. Hoang and Courtney B. Spaeth. The Center also welcomes back to the board Stimson Co-founder and long-term Chairman, Barry M. Blechman. READ MORE

February 9, 2015 | Stimson Spotlight

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget request continues the political gamesmanship that has plagued the U.S. government for five years. Exceeding legislated budget caps on both defense and non-defense discretionary spending by $75 billion, the president is show- boating for his core domestic constituencies while trying to undermine Republican claims he is weak on defense. READ MORE

November 24, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

An agreement would have been preferable, of course. But it's not all bad news out of Vienna right now. The decision to extend until July the deadline for negotiations with Iran over the country's nuclear program is, essentially, a step in the right direction. READ MORE

The myriad of conflicts raging worldwide right now would pose a challenge to any defense strategy. From Russian aggression in Ukraine and China’s belligerence in contested waters to a particularly violent flaring of the Israel-Palestine conflict and Iraq’s internal chaos, these crises feature open violence each of which may require a military response. READ MORE

June 11, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

On October 29, 2010, airplanes carrying two unremarkable packages left Yemen. Were it not for an eleventh-hour intelligence tip, the bomb inside each parcel, disguised by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb as a printer cartridge, likely would have continued to evade standard security checks and detonated over the eastern United States. READ MORE

Following over 18 months of collaboration with high-tech manufacturers and service providers, transport and logistics firms, and insurance providers, Stimson’s Partners in Prevention Task Force issued its recommendations to US government and industry stakeholders for targeted, pragmatic steps to READ MORE

May 5, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

Activities to reduce the dangers of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction have been prominent elements in Stimson’s agenda throughout its 25 year history. READ MORE

In its September 2013 report, Strategic Agility, the 17-member Defense Advisory Committee of former high-ranking military officers, former national security policymakers, and distinguished academics endorsed 27 specific defense policy recommendations that would protect American national security while saving nearly $50 billion in FY2015 relative to the President's FY2014 budget request. A downloadable version of the assessment can be found to the right. READ MORE

February 11, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

Secretary of State John Kerry should be saluted for energizing US policy on climate change and pushing for global progress toward containment of greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

Stimson Co-founder Barry Blechman and Distinguished Fellow Gordon Adams both raised their profile in the Defense News 100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense. Blechman went from #96 in 2012 to #85 this year, while Adams rose from #75 last year to #73. READ MORE