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U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014

It’s time for the United States to strengthen its space program and regain control of exploration beyond Earth.

By Peter Juul and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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High Hopes, Modest Expectations

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time today to discuss their strategic partnership and to build upon the already strong foundation between the United States and India.

By Aarthi Gunasekaran and Vikram Singh | Monday, September 29, 2014

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Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force

article icon Issue Brief This issue brief outlines potential sources of authority for lawful military actions and recommendations for a new congressional authorization directed at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

By Ken Gude | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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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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Defeating ISIS: An Integrated Strategy to Advance Middle East Stability

article icon Issue Brief Combating the extremist group in Iraq and Syria will require a concerted diplomatic and security strategy in coordination with U.S. allies around the world.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Vikram Singh | Wednesday, September 10, 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

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