US Alliances

U.S. Defense

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

April 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Escalation is inherent in war both because the desire to win and the need not to lose.” – V.R. Raghavan, “Limited War and Escalation Control,” Nonproliferation Review, 2001. READ MORE

March 12, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quotes of the week: “The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.” — Peggy Noonan READ MORE

February 28, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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January 16, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Another rupture, another sense of betrayal. US-Pakistan relations have once again reached a low point with the Trump administration’s decision to withhold most funding for military assistance. READ MORE

December 8, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “A ‘no first use’ policy would be the end of flexible response and thus of the very credibility of the Western strategy of deterrence.” READ MORE

November 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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