Foreign Law Bans
Report Foreign law bans that are emerging from the anti-Sharia movement demonize the Islamic faith and jeopardize well-established rules regulating the application of foreign law in American courts.
Responding to the Assad Regime’s Likely Use of Chemical Weapons
The 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.
The Boston Marathon Attack, the North Caucasus, and U.S.-Russian Relations
While it is still unclear whether the terrorist suspects’ Chechen connection is relevant to the attacks, many questions about Chechnya and the North Caucasus insurgency are being raised.
To Build a Democratic Future, Egypt Will Need Its Entire People
The United States must call out the Egyptian government for its troubling stance on women’s rights and urge its leaders to fully embrace democratic principles that protect and promote the rights of all individuals regardless of gender or minority status.
The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight
In its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.
Afghanistan Beyond 2014: Elections, Political Settlement, Reforms
A paper by a number of Afghan civil-society organizations offers recommendations in three critical areas of importance: the upcoming national elections in Afghanistan, efforts for a political settlement, and broader political reforms.
Staying the Course on Diplomacy with Iran
In the face of Iranian intransigence, the hard work of diplomacy requires continued commitment.
North Korea and the War of Words
North 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.
Acknowledging Our Mistakes in Iraq Would Prevent Us from Repeating Them
We need to realize the errors of our ways from the Iraq invasion instead of brushing the topic under a rug, or else we may just find ourselves in the very same position a few years down the road.
Previewing Pakistan’s 2013 Elections
Report This report overviews the major political dynamics that have characterized the current Pakistani government’s tenure and previews the country's forthcoming general election campaign.
An Innovative Step to Support Palestinian Trade
The Palestinian Political Risk Insurance, or PPRI, project will help protect Palestinian businesses and encourage local investment and economic development in the Palestinian territories.