Sisi’s First 100 Days
Issue Brief Egypt, the region’s largest country, continues to face a long list of challenges on the economic, security, and political fronts.
Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force
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.
Attacks Against American Diplomats
Issue Brief Congressional responses to attacks on American diplomats have shifted with our changing political climate.
Defeating ISIS: An Integrated Strategy to Advance Middle East Stability
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.
Reassessing the International Role in Afghanistan During the NATO Summit
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.
Delivering Development After 2015
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.
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.
Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged
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.
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.
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.