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Journalism Training
American and Middle Eastern reporters mix it up in Lebanon

Dateline: Lebanon
An Indiana reporter seeks answers (Web extended version)

Beirut in Short
City still earning its nickname (Web exclusive)

Conversation vs. Isolation
International community moving forward, with or without the United States

2005 Nobel Peace Prize
ElBaradei and IAEA show the potential of peaceful multilateral compromise

2005 World Summit
Much left undone

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Fall 2005

Diplomacy Matters
The United Nations on the Big Screen
Pollack brings Hollywood attention to the international organization

Preparing for the September Summit
Kofi Annan on Threats and Change
"We all need to cooperate"

The Superpower Myth
Keeping America Safe
Facing terror here and at the source

Southeast Asia
Troubled Waters"
Will the globalization of the Mekong River unite or divide the region?

Southeast Asia
One Policy Does Not Fit All¸US should recognize
engage nonviolent Islamic extremists

Southeast Asia
Building a Bridge to ASEAN
Regional organization will thrive with or without US support

Americans and Their Representatives Back the UN
Public Opinion Versus Politicians’ Attitudes
Strong support for US global engagement

"People Are Debating Everything"
Arab Media in a Shrinking World
Television plays an influential role in Middle East politics"

Borders Are Illusory
The threats we face are interconnected

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Summer 2005

Editor’s Note
The War on Terror: Is It Missing the Mark?
Some say current US strategy creates more terrorists than it captures

Southeast Asia
A Balancing Act on the Second Front
Support for the United States in the region has dropped dramatically

US National Security
The Wrong Fight
Has the "war on terror" really made us safer?

Middle East
Going Beyond US Hegemony
A multilateral strategy for Persian Gulf security

United Nations
Teamwork vs. Terrorism
Panel calls for comprehensive¸ collective approach to fight serious threats

Reforming the UN for a Safer World
Red¸ White¸ and Blue Coming Together Events

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Spring 2005
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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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