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.
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.
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.
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.
Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.
Sunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet.
The 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.
There 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.
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.
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.
Report Ending poverty and preventing catastrophic climate change is within our reach, especially if countries commit to a new global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth.
Issue Brief Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang face daunting challenges in reforming the world’s second largest economy, but reforms on the agenda only scratch the surface of China’s nonmarket economy.
With the Ukraine crisis far from over, the United States needs to take several additional steps to bolster its response, including stronger sanctions that may need to remain in place for years.