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Reassessing the International Role in Afghanistan During the NATO Summit

article icon Issue Brief The end of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, mission provides an opportunity for the international community to redefine its roles in Afghanistan.

By Aarthi Gunasekaran | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished

With just 500 days left before the Millennium Development Goals expire, it is important to acknowledge all that they have spurred the world to achieve.

By Annie Malknecht | Monday, August 18, 2014

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Syrian Refugee Crisis Threatens Stability in the Middle East

The Middle Eastern countries currently sheltering Syrian refugees need international support to make it through the crisis.

By Shiva Pedram | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Africa 2.0: Looking to the Future

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, focused on investment in the next generation, sets the stage for sustained partnership, and a commitment to regularizing the U.S.-Africa dialogue can help ensure its success.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Indispensable Partners: Reenergizing U.S.-India Ties

Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.

By Vikram Singh | Friday, August 1, 2014

Toward a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran

article icon Issue Brief The United States and its international partners are nearing the deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. Three key components will ensure Iran’s nuclear program is used only for peaceful purposes.

By Benjamin Armbruster | Thursday, July 17, 2014

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What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil

The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart | Monday, July 14, 2014

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Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform

article icon Issue Brief Chinese leaders are unleashing a wave of new policies that fast track energy and emission reforms in select urban areas while laying the foundation for a more gradual shift nationwide.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, July 7, 2014

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

The 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

Kurdish Peshmerga security forces stand guard in the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq

Building Foreign Security Forces as a Counterterrorism Strategy Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

Before embarking on a new $5 billion fund to support foreign counterterrorism efforts, the United States should closely examine its record in helping to build security-force capacity in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.

By Peter Juul | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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U.S. Middle East Policy at a Time of Regional Fragmentation and Competition

book_alt2 icon Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.

By Brian Katulis and Peter Juul | Monday, June 16, 2014

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