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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

The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions

kurdish peshmerga game 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

What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil

Leaders of the BRICS countries meet in RussiaThe 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

Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform

S&ED article icon 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.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, July 7, 2014

Sarajevo Centennial: Old Orders Collapse and Today’s Turbulence Is a Legacy

SarajevoThe 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.

By Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Friday, June 27, 2014

Building Foreign Security Forces as a Counterterrorism Strategy Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

Kurdish Peshmerga security forces stand guard in the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul, IraqBefore 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.

By Peter Juul | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq

ISIS article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Vikram Singh | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

U.S. Middle East Policy at a Time of Regional Fragmentation and Competition

ISIS fighters book_alt2 icon Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.

By Brian Katulis and Peter Juul | Monday, June 16, 2014

Jordan in the Eye of the Storm

Jordanian with flag book_alt2 icon 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.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Mokhtar Awad | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ukraine’s Road to Normalcy

PoroshenkoSunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet.

By Cory Welt | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Caring for Those Who Serve: Key Facts About the Veterans Affairs’ Health System in the Wake of the Waitlist Allegations

Memorial dayThe allegations of long wait times and secret waiting lists at the Phoenix VA hospital is a serious concern and must be addressed immediately. But we must also not lose sight of the VA system’s successes, as well as its steady improvement in recent years.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Katherine Blakeley | Friday, May 23, 2014

Looking Ahead to Egypt’s Uncertain Summer of Trials and Tribulations

al-Sisi debateThere is no doubt about who will win Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, but what the next president will do—and whether Egypt will stabilize—remains unclear.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Mokhtar Awad | Friday, May 23, 2014

Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China

book_alt2 icon Report This report examines the implications of the nexus of climate change, migration, and security in five Chinese hotspots. Our analyses highlight the overlays of these factors in key regions and discuss their impact on domestic and regional policymaking.

By Michael Werz and Lauren Reed | Friday, May 16, 2014

The Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine

NATO summit article icon Issue Brief President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn much from looking at the approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton in times of foreign policy crises and challenge.

By Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014