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Global Governance & International Regimes

Since 1945, the United Nations has served as the cornerstone for international diplomacy. Stimson experts provide analysis to guide the U.N. to reduce risks in conflict-affected states, strengthen international justice, and address existing security gaps in global governance.

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Current Research

February 19, 2019 | EXPERT: Seema Gahlaut

After fourteen years of outreach on United Nations Security Council resolution 1540, most countries understand their obligations under the resolution. READ MORE

May 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

On April 24 the Missions of Nigeria and Canada to the United Nations, the Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy, and Development (Abuja), the Instituto Igarapé (Rio de Janeiro), the Alliance for Peacebuilding (Washington, D.C.), the UN 2020 Initiative (Ottawa), and the Stimson Center (Washingt READ MORE

December 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: William Durch

2018 will be a crucial year for the United Nations in its efforts to address fundamental peace and security challenges of a rapidly changing world. Central to the 2016 peacebuilding resolutions of the U.N. READ MORE

October 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: Robert J. Berg

On Friday, September 8 at Stimson, in an event co-sponsored with the Center for Global Development, Arunabha Ghosh (Founding CEO of the New Delhi-based Council on Energy, Environment, and Water) and Richard Ponzio (Director of Stimson’s Just Security 2020 Program) la READ MORE

September 18, 2017

As President Trump prepares his major address to the U.N. General Assembly tomorrow, experts from the nonpartisan Stimson Center released the following statements previewing the speech, and examining U.S. and U.N. efforts to confront 21st century transnational threats:    READ MORE

September 18, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

By Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder READ MORE

August 8, 2017 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio , EXPERT: Robert J. Berg

Over time, the United States and other wealthy governments have designed and operated institutions and bilateral programs to engage effectively the extreme ends of the global wealth spectrum. READ MORE

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Cindy Vestergaard

By Cindy Vestergaard READ MORE

July 9, 2017

Quote of the week: “Longing on a large scale is what makes history.” —Don DeLillo, The Underworld READ MORE

May 29, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Our world will be a safer and healthier place when we can admit that every time we make an atomic bomb we corrupt the morals of a host of innocent neutrons below the age of consent.” —W.H. Auden READ MORE

April 2, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: READ MORE

December 15, 2016 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Brian Finlay, President and CEO, Stimson Center READ MORE

December 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Aditi Gorur

In 2004, the United Nations Security Council authorized the first stabilization mission in Haiti. Since then, it has authorized three more in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and the Central African Republic. READ MORE

August 4, 2016 | EXPERT: Laicie Heeley , EXPERT: Michael Krepon

In light of reporting today that President Obama has decided to seek a new United Nations Security Council resolut READ MORE

May 4, 2016

The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center, based in Washington, D.C., view the intersection of security and justice as critical to understanding and addressing common global threats and challenges, the effective management of which requires innovative and collaborative action READ MORE

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