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

Risky Regions
Caught Off Guard
Europe Seeks Ways to Address Threats

Risky Regions
A Strategic Pivot
Korean Peninsula Presents a Complex Challenge

Risky Regions
Subcontinental Shakeup
United States Finds New Ally in Pakistan

Risky Regions
A Battle for the Moderates
Understanding Arab Culture Is Key

Ten Years After the Soviet Collapse
Terrorists in Chechnya?
Putin Says Bin Laden Is Involved; Refugees Believe Otherwise

Ten Years After the Soviet Collapse
Hope for the Russian Media?
Two Titans Meet

Humanitarian Work Honored
The 2001 Hoover Medal was given to Stanley Foundation President and Chair Richard Stanley

Alliance At Work
Eyes in the Sky
Article 5 Invoked

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United Nations
Rebuilding After War
Laying Durable Foundations for Peace

’The future is squarely on their shoulders’
Common Ground’s Kristin McHugh recently talked to Julia Taft

New Foundation Program
Going Solo?
Strategies for National Security Initiative to Explore US Policy Options

Servers at Sea
Online¸ Offshore
Web Entrepreneurs Seek Haven on Former Gunnery Platform

What’s in It for Youth
Thinking Globally¸ Playing Locally
Summer Programs Offer Global Perspectives

Technology Access
Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Ideal Terrorist Tools Must Be Both Dramatic and Available

More Common Ground
World Affairs Matter
Foundation Expands Radio Show to Hourlong Format

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Relief and Protection
The Role of Nonstate Actors
Armed Conflict Produces Profitable Opportunities

’Ironies Are Everywhere’
Cuba¸ the United States¸ and the World
Americans and Cubans Meet in Havana

Promoting "Habits of Cooperation" in Southeastern Europe
A Plan to Rebuild Serbia
Recommendations Inspired by the Marshall Plan

Satellite Imaging
The Globalization of Sky and Space
Eyes in the Sky Provide Detailed Views of Earth

Marx Meets Magic Kingdom
Lithuanian Theme Park Preserves Soviet Statues

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2017 International Women Authors Event 2017 International Women Authors Event
Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami, author of “The Moor’s Account,” will be the featured speaker at the 2017 International Women Authors event on November 9 in Rock Island, Illinois.

Courier Courier
As summer winds down, take a look at the new issue of Courier from the Stanley Foundation. The Summer 2017 issue delves into topics including the transition away from coal in Germany, the increased role of cities in global governance, and the crisis in Venezuela. Also in this issue, read about the increased capabilities of 3D printing, and oversight over emerging technologies. Summer 2017 PDF (1,151K) Subscribe for FREE.

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.

A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia A Climate for Conflict: Stories from Somalia
The Ground Truth Project, New America, and the Stanley Foundation are hosting a Screening of “A Climate for Conflict” and discussion with the creators followed by a panel discussion on Climate Security and Societal Resilience on May 30, 2017.

Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting personal stories of Somalia, creating a film, photography, and reporting that vividly illustrate the human consequences and security risks of a changing climate. Read more.

Follow the conversation online with #AClimateforConflict.

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.

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