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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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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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