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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

September 20, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

“Southern (Dis)Comfort” is a special series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center that seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition—military, economic, diplomatic—in Southern Asia, principally among China, India, Pakistan, and the United States. READ MORE

August 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

Though comparatively unnoticed in Washington policymaking circles, “Southern Asia” and the broader Indian Ocean region form one of the most competitive strategic environments in the world. This article is the first installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort),” a series organized with the Stimson Center’s South Asia Program to unpack the range of competitive dynamics in Southern Asia today. READ MORE

August 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On August 8, the Washington Post reported the assessment of U.S. intelligence sources that North Korea has considerably elevated the threat posed by the regime in Pyongyang. 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 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

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