Emerging Global Challenges

Emerging Global Challenges

Challenges posed by climate change, rising political movements, and transnational threats have far reaching implications on global security. Stimson works to analyze and address the risks posed by these emerging global challenges.

 

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Current Research

April 13, 2016 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

This week, three of the United Nations’ thankless peace missions—in Libya, Yemen and Syria—will mark steps forward. To be sure, the definition of success is modest. For now, just reducing violence and beginning a political process is the best that one can hope for. But the U.N. READ MORE

April 6, 2016 | EXPERT: Johanna Mendelson Forman

Conflict Cuisine examines the nexus of food and war.  Included in this study is the practice of culinary diplomacy and gastrodiplomacy by governments and citizens of countries that have experienced war or conflict. READ MORE

November 23, 2015 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur , EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

To commemorate the new partnership between the Stimson Center and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, we convened a panel comprised of scholars and scholar/practitioners from both institutions. READ MORE

November 17, 2015 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

World leaders from the 20 top economies as well as observer states met Sunday and Monday in southern Turkey for the annual G-20 summit. The gathering had been set to focus on an ambitious agenda to promote inclusive economic growth and global trade and investment. READ MORE

July 27, 2015 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

Laipson noted that the success of the agreement will be dependent upon robust implementation and Iranian compliance. She also addressed the question: “Does it change the dynamics for regional security?” READ MORE

July 14, 2015 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman , EXPERT: Ellen Laipson , EXPERT: Geneive Abdo , EXPERT: Laicie Heeley , EXPERT: Michael Krepon , EXPERT: Nate Olson

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

July 10, 2015

In the face of growing mass violence in fragile states, the threat of runaway climate change, and fears of devastating cross-border economic shocks and cyber attacks, the world needs a new kind of leadership, combined with new tools, networks, and institutions. READ MORE

July 9, 2015 | EXPERT: William Durch

As the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance marks the U.S. launch of their new report Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, Stimson Senior Associate William Durch discusses the significance of its recommendations. READ MORE

June 29, 2015 | EXPERT: Ellen Laipson

This fall the United Nations will celebrate its 70th birthday. As for most 70-somethings, the commemoration evokes nostalgia for a more idealistic time, reflections on creaky joints and renewed hopes for the future. READ MORE

June 18, 2015

Earlier today at the Peace Palace in The Hague, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Gambari present Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, the pathbreaking new Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance. READ MORE

June 16, 2015 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Dr. Ibrahim Gambari present Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance, the pathbreaking new Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance.  READ MORE

January 12, 2012 | EXPERT: Mona Yacoubian

Mona Yacoubian publishes an op-ed in the Hill's Congress Blog on developing a new Marshall Plan for the countries impacted by the Arab Spring uprisings. READ MORE

May 25, 2011 | EXPERT: Mona Yacoubian

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, appeared to cross a Rubicon last week. In a defiant speech on May 25, he emphasized the Lebanese Shia militant group's unbridled support for the Assad regime in Syria. READ MORE

March 8, 2005 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

In this op-ed piece that appeared in CSIS PacNet Newsletter, Alan D. Romberg argues that the anti-secession law to be passed by National People's Congress of China could seriously escalate tensions across Taiwan Strait and threaten vital US national security interests. READ MORE

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