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Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged

asia security summit article icon Issue Brief The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing. This candidness should serve as a template for future regional security conversations.

By Blair Vorsatz and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sarajevo Centennial: Old Orders Collapse and Today’s Turbulence Is a Legacy

SarajevoThe tinderbox of circumstances and realities that required only the tiniest of sparks to plunge the world into thirty years of global chaos a century ago are in many ways still with us today. The first Great War destroyed monarchies, redrew a continent, and reminded the world of the destruction mankind is capable of.

By Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Friday, June 27, 2014

What Reagan can teach us about Ukraine

Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran explain what Reagan can teach us about Ukraine.

By Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine

NATO summit article icon Issue Brief President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn much from looking at the approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in times of foreign policy crises and challenge.

By Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Responding to Russia’s Illegal Military Incursion in Ukraine

Russian soldierThe United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.

By Cory Welt and Rudy deLeon | Monday, March 3, 2014

U.S.-China Relations: Toward a New Model of Major Power Relationship

China and U.S. flags book_alt2 icon Report In September 2013, a distinguished group of American and Chinese experts convened for a high-level track II dialogue to discuss a new model for the U.S.-China relationship.

By Rudy deLeon and Yang Jiemian | Thursday, February 20, 2014

Remembering Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri

Rudy deLeon remembers former Rep. Ike Skelton and his contributions to American military policy.

By Rudy deLeon and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

After a Possible Strike in Syria: Planning Ahead for Potential Responses and New Threats to U.S. Security Interests

Syrian chemical weapons victimThe United States and its partners should conduct contingency planning about possible threats, however likely or not, in the wake of strikes.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul | Thursday, August 29, 2013

War of Words: A Post-Mortem

South KoreaThe “war of words” between North Korea and the United States and its allies ended as suddenly as it began. But while U.S.-China cooperation has improved, the unwillingness of North Korea to make serious moves toward denuclearization means tension will inevitably flare up again in the future.

By Rudy deLeon and Luke Herman | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A New Relationship for China and the United States

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping should use their upcoming meeting in California to foster a new kind of bilateral relationship and work toward solutions to pressing global issues.

By Rudy deLeon and Robert Roche | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Responding to the Assad Regime’s Likely Use of Chemical Weapons

Syrian refugeeThe United States should insist on an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to investigate the reports of the Assad regime’s likely chemical-weapons use and further solidify and accelerate NATO planning on issues regarding Syria.

By Peter Juul, Rudy deLeon, and Brian Katulis | Friday, April 26, 2013

North Korea and the War of Words

Kim Jong UnNorth Korea’s aggressive rhetoric and needless provocation can only serve to push the country further into global isolation and create more hardship for its long-suffering population.

By Rudy deLeon and Luke Herman | Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Innovative Step to Support Palestinian Trade

Khader KhaderThe Palestinian Political Risk Insurance, or PPRI, project will help protect Palestinian businesses and encourage local investment and economic development in the Palestinian territories.

By Ian Bomberg and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

5 Key Findings from CAP’s Recent Discussions in the Middle East

Benjamin Netanyahu article icon Issue Brief U.S. leadership remains crucial to achieving a lasting and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Matthew Duss | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Remarks at the 13th Annual Herzliya Conference in Herzliya, Israel

Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, delivers remarks at the 13th Annual Herzliya Conference.

By Rudy deLeon | Friday, March 15, 2013