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Combating 21st century threats requires smart partnerships between the U.S. and actors around the globe. Stimson experts propose pragmatic ideas that support cooperation and serve the interests of multiple states.

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Current Research

July 20, 2017

By Eli Enos and Rachel Stohl READ MORE

July 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Alex Bollfrass , EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The United States must ensure that its military can adapt to an evolving threat environment to maintain its relative advantage vis-à-vis potential adversaries. Should the U.S. tackle this task unilaterally, however, the perception of relative U.S. READ MORE

June 26, 2017 | EXPERT: Rachel Stohl

By Rachel Stohl READ MORE

April 27, 2017 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

Tensions between Japan and South Korea are an ongoing concern, with controversies relating to historical issues periodically souring diplomatic relations. READ MORE

March 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accomplished what no other foreign leaders has with US President Donald Trump. Not only has he already met him twice — once before and again just after the inauguration — but Trump appears to genuinely like Abe. READ MORE

February 3, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

New U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited East Asia for his first foreign trip as the head of the Pentagon. Over the last several days, he visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, meeting with his counterparts in both countries. READ MORE

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