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.
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.
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.
Toward a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran
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.
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.
Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Middle East Policy at a Time of Regional Fragmentation and Competition
Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.
Jordan in the Eye of the Storm
Report As Jordan wrestles with the effects of the Arab uprisings and the Syrian civil war, the United States should support the country’s political and economic reform.