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Attacks Against American Diplomats

article icon Issue Brief Congressional responses to attacks on American diplomats have shifted with our changing political climate.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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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

Delivering Development After 2015

article icon Issue Brief The conversation on the post-2015 development agenda is shifting from defining goals to financing and implementation, providing both opportunities and challenges as financing negotiations culminate in July 2015.

By Molly Elgin-Cossart | Monday, August 25, 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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Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged

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

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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

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The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions

book_alt2 icon Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, July 31, 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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