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Seeking a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on global citizenship and effective global governance.

Strategies for US National Security
Is American Empire the Answer?
Policy analysts examine how the United States should use unprecedented global power

Common Ground
Defining Democracy Around the Globe
Expert discusses seemingly simple—but highly complicated—concept of democracy

United Nations
War-Weary Angolans Seek Recovery
Discussion: Can peace be more than the absence of war?

The UN on the Ground
’Doing Nothing Is Not an Option’
Forums explore better UN practices in war zones

World Press Review
International Editor of the Year Honored
Chinese journalist ’not afraid to walk the line’

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Winter 2004

Editor’s Note
Entering a New Era
World seeks new global security framework

Threats¸ Challenges¸ and Change
Connecting the Dots
How can the world agree on what the threats to security are?

Threats¸ Challenges¸ and Change
We Need a Better UN
Can the global security system be updated to address new challenges?

Threats¸ Challenges¸ and Change
What's Next?
Response to the panel’s recommendations will be crucial

The Response
What the US Is Saying
State Department official: panel’s work is an ’important exercise’

Is It Worth It?
UN costs Americans $7.51 annually per capita

Fall/Winter 2004

Internally Displaced People
Life in Bunia
Security and communication are major challenges

There’s a Long Way to Go
Stemming the Scourge of Small Arms
Disarmament advocates believe the United Nations can do more

Charting a New Course
Rethinking Security in the Gulf
A multilateral approach would strengthen regional bonds

The School of Multilateralism
A foreign policy analyst explains what some might also call ”liberal internationalism”

Notes From a Survivor
Playing for Life
Learning the flute spared former Cambodian refugee from death

A Memo From the Executive Vice President
The New Stanley Foundation
Our plan to give multilateralism a better chance of being understood and used

Peace, Love, Kum ba yah?
Is the United Nations Still Relevant?
Foundation radio documentary explores the future of 60-year-old institution

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Summer 2004

Southeast Asia
China Rising
Chinese and American influence in flux in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia
Fighting Terrorism on the "Second Front"
Distinguishing between political and extremist Islam is key in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia
Closer Than We Think
Border-hopping nature of some challenges demands regional solutions

India and Pakistan
Threading the Needle
Balancing the war on terror with efforts to prevent deadly conflict in South Asia

Fight Hunger & Disease to Prevent War
Poverty and Security: The Connection
1/1000 of rich countries’ wealth could save 8 million

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Spring 2004
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Stanley Foundation at 60
On December 12, 1956, the Stanley Foundation was certified as a nonprofit corporation in the state of Iowa, bringing to life an organization dedicated to creating a world in which there is a secure peace with freedom and justice. Sixty years later, the organization continues to pursue and advance that vision as a thriving nonpartisan operating foundation. Moreover, it remains an organization with a professional staff and the involvement of family members who have an ongoing role in shaping its strategy and core values. More.

IRP Fellows Reporting Live from the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Morocco
The International Reporting Project (IRP) and the Stanley Foundation collaborated to bring five international journalists to Marrakech, Morocco to report on the Twenty-Second Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from November 7-18, 2016.  

SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists:<br>Radiation Incidents SAFETY Guidelines for Journalists:
Radiation Incidents

In the event of a radiation incident such as the use of a so-called dirty bomb or nuclear reactor incident, accurate and swift reporting is vital to public safety. This guide is intended to both help the journalist to be safe if they are covering such a story and to provide basic safety information that can be conveyed to the public to limit the risk of radiation exposure. 

Reporting a Radiation Emergency Reporting a Radiation Emergency
Journalists would play an indispensable role keeping the public informed in an emergency resulting in the release of radiation, either accidental or deliberate. But what do they need to do their job effectively? The following recommendations to authorities who would manage such an emergency were drafted by participants in the 2016 Rotterdam Nuclear Security Workshop for International Journalists.

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Nuclear Security Video Nuclear Security Video
The Stanley Foundation produced a 13-minute video looking at what needs to be done to stop terrorist groups from acquiring enough fissile material to make a bomb. The foundation talked with over a dozen diverse and distinguished experts from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group and the Fissile Materials Working Group to see how today's patchwork of voluntary arrangements can be forged into a long-lasting system. Watch the video.

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