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U.S. defense strategy must continually evolve to address modern global threats. Stimson experts examine policies that the Department of Defense can adopt to confront modern security challenges.

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April 17, 2019 | EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

With voting underway in India’s general election, February’s Kashmir conflict is likely to weigh on the minds of voters, especially given last week’s social media uproar over the reported downing of a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet during the crisis. READ MORE

December 7, 2018 | EXPERT: Melanie W. Sisson

Amazon’s recent announcement that it has chosen two locations for its second headquarters has been greeted with a general deflation of enthusiasm mixed with pique. READ MORE

November 13, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

In the past, arms controllers and deterrence boosters compromised on deals that ultimately reduced nuclear dangers. No more. One consequence of the demise of political compromise on Capitol Hill is that existing treaties reducing nuclear arms are threatened with extinction. READ MORE

October 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Jayita Sarkar

American nuclear nonproliferation policy is a combination of economic and security imperatives. READ MORE

April 24, 2018 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Americans, being a moral people, want their foreign policy to reflect the values we espouse as a nation. But Americans, being a practical people, also want their foreign policy to be effective.” ― George P. Shultz READ MORE

March 30, 2018 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

By Barry M. Blechman 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

January 11, 2018 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani and Hannah Haegeland   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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October 24, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

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October 14, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the Week: “Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tune Something to make us all happy Do anything, take us out of this gloom Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy” —Stevie Winwood READ MORE

October 4, 2017 | EXPERT: Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Neither a viable posture nor a viable doctrine exist … for the employment of tactical nuclear weapons.” —William R. Van Cleave and S.T. Cohen, Tactical Nuclear Weapons (1978) READ MORE

August 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.

By Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. and Tom Harvey READ MORE

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