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Policy Publications

January 2017
Risks and Fragmentation: Challenges and Strategies for Nuclear Policy Advocacy
Other Publication (385K)

January 2017
The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Could It Inform Future Nonproliferation and Disarmament?
Policy Dialogue Brief (240K)

December 2016
The Power of the Private Sector in Preventing Atrocities and Promoting the Responsibility to Protect
Policy Dialogue Brief (266K)

December 2016
A Multistakeholder Governance Agenda: What Are the Opportunities?
Policy Dialogue Brief (276K)

December 2016
International Nuclear Security Peer Reviews:
Making the IAEA IPPAS General and Sustainable

Other Publication (171K)

December 2016
Nuclear Security Checklist Results
Demonstrating Implementation of IAEA Information Circular 869

Other Publication (235K)

November 2016
The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Could It Inform Future Nonproliferation and Disarmament?
Policy Memo (183K)

November 2016
The Power of the Private Sector in Preventing Atrocities and Promoting the Responsibility to Protect
Policy Memo (423K)

November 2016
A Multistakeholder Governance Agenda: What Are the Opportunities?
Policy Memo (442K)

November 2016
Setting Climate Action Objectives for Pursuing the 1.5° C Target
57th Strategy for Peace Conference
Conference Report (315K)

November 2016
A Necessary Good: US Leadership on Preventing Mass Atrocities
Other Publication (2,100K)

October 2016
Putting Environmental Stress (Back) on the Mass Atrocities Agenda
Cullen Hendrix
Policy Analysis Brief (450K)

October 2016
Overcoming Barriers: Civil Society Perspectives on Implementing R2P
Workshop Summary (832K)

September 2016
The Practice and Craft of Multistakeholder Governance
Other Publication (298K)

August 2016
Descending From the Summit
The Path Toward Nuclear Security 2010–2016 and Beyond

William Tobey
Policy Analysis Brief (724K)

Op-Eds and Articles

November 2016
Moving Forward Together
Joseph McNamara, Editor

November 2016
Safeguard the World’s Nuclear Arsenals
Kennette Benedict

November 2016
Accelerate Climate Change Action
Michael Tubman

November 2016
Prevent Mass Atrocities and Genocide with Real Action
Allyson Neville

November 2016
Genocide Survivor Asks World to Listen
Francie Williamson, The Stanley Foundation

November 2016
Consider This...

July 2016
Peace at Risk in Burundi—Again
By Mike Jobbins

July 2016
Strengthening Nuclear Security in a Post-Summit World
Commentary by Martin B. Malin and Nickolas Roth

July 2016
No Time to Lose
By Bill Hare

July 2016
Investigation U. 2016

July 2016
2016 International Women Authors Event
to Honor Loung Ung

July 2016
When Unthinkable Becomes the Norm

July 2016
We Are Desperate and Without Help
By Dan Sullivan

May 2016
The Paris Agreement marks an unprecedented opportunity to quell the tide of climate change, and Iowans have a role to play
Published April 22, 2016 in Little Village

Todd Edwards, Stanley Foundation Program Officer

March 2016
Tackling Complexity with Simplicity…and a Plan
Joseph McNamara, Editor


Now Showing

The Now Showing event-in-a-box toolkits offered by the Stanley Foundation are designed to encourage discussion about the most urgent global issues today. They contain everything needed for an easy-to-plan, successful event. Toolkit materials includes:

  • Event planner and moderator guide chock-full of helpful tips.
  • Color posters to promote your event.
  • Discussion guides for group dialogue.
  • Background materials on the discussion topics.

The following toolkits are available ONLINE ONLY to interested groups and individuals:

Before the Killing Begins: The Politics of Mass Violence
This toolkit considers how early preventive strategies by governments and the international community should build much-needed capacities within countries, and make it harder for leaders to resort to violence. It aims to encourage discussion of how future efforts might better protect populations under threat, giving new resolve to the promise of never again.

Fragile States, Global Consequences
This toolkit features a DVD that helps viewers examine the global challenge of fragile states. It aims to encourage discussion of the growing movement in the international community to find comprehensive ways to promote stronger nations, and, more effective ways to deal with those that are already on the brink of failure.

Radioactive Challenge
This toolkit features a DVD that helps viewers examine the challenge of securing vulnerable nuclear materials globally. It aims to encourage discussion of the complexities of the “world’s greatest security challenge,” keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists.

Courier Courier
The Winter 2016 issue of Courier features policy insights for the President-elect and new US leadership to improve our peace and security in nuclear policy, genocide prevention, and climate change. The issue also includes an in-depth interview with a survivor of the Phnom Penh, Cambodia genocide in the late 1970s. The full Winter 2016 issue. PDF (1.0 MB) Subscribe for FREE.

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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Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences Stanley Foundation Annual Conferences
The Stanley Foundation holds two annual conferences, UN Issues and the Strategy for Peace Conference. These bring together experts from the public and private sectors to meet in a distraction-free setting and candidly exchange ideas on pressing foreign policy challenges.

Divided into roundtable talks, the cutting-edge discussions are intended to inspire group consensus and shared recommendations to push forward the debate on the foundation’s key policy areas.

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The Stanley Foundation publishes policy briefs, analytical articles, and reports on a number of international issues. To reduce our carbon footprint and cut waste, we almost exclusively, use electronic distribution for our publications. Sign up to receive our resources via e-mail.

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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Stanley Foundation events, talks, video reports, and segments from our Now Showing event-in-a-box series can now be viewed on YouTube. To receive regular updates on our video posts, please subscribe today.