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An Opportunity to Resolve the Escalating Crisis in Ukraine

ProtestsThe United States must throw full support behind EU-mediated peace deal and work to ensure its implementation.

By Cory Welt | Friday, February 21, 2014

U.S.-China Relations: Toward a New Model of Major Power Relationship

China and U.S. flags book_alt2 icon Report In September 2013, a distinguished group of American and Chinese experts convened for a high-level track II dialogue to discuss a new model for the U.S.-China relationship.

By Rudy deLeon and Yang Jiemian | Thursday, February 20, 2014

What Has to Happen to Close Guantanamo Bay This Year

Guantanamo fenceA closer look reveals achievable steps to close the prison in 11 months.

By Ken Gude | Friday, January 31, 2014

New Sanctions Would Foreclose Non-Military Options for Iran

The risks of passing new Iran sanctions far outweigh the benefits.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, January 17, 2014

It’s Time to Get the Government Out of the Mass Collection Business

NSAPresident Obama should immediately suspend the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.

By Ken Gude | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Now Comes the Hard Part

Ukraine protestsRussia’s bailout has emboldened Ukraine’s government. But fresh off a wave of mass protests, the opposition may still mount an effective electoral challenge.

By Cory Welt | Monday, December 23, 2013

For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal

F-35B fighter jetThe Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Kate Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Common-Sense Reforms to Protect Americans’ Privacy

The Obama administration should support bipartisan amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

By Ken Gude | Friday, December 6, 2013

Guantanamo: America’s $5 Billion Folly

Guantanamo Bay article icon Issue Brief During an unprecedented austerity push, Congress wastes billions of dollars on the unnecessary prison.

By Ken Gude | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Potential Step Toward an Iran Nuclear Deal

The judicious and effective use of American power has created an opportunity to address a key issue of concern to U.S. security. It should be seized.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, November 21, 2013

Preparing for a Strategic Shift on U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs to offer a clearer choice about the future of the U.S.-Egypt bilateral relationship.

By Michael Wahid Hanna and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Russia in the Middle East: Pragmatism from a Position of Weakness

Russia’s policy prior to the Syrian crisis reveals that September’s diplomatic coup is not the beginning of a new, Russian-dominated era in the Middle East.

By Daniyal Ahmad | Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beijing Set to Announce Reform Blueprint

China’s Communist Party leaders will soon end months of speculation about Beijing’s secret reform plans.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Twice Betrayed

book_alt2 icon Report This report discusses sexual assault in the military and outlines key reform goals to combat the problem.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Is Local Spending Better?

book_alt2 icon Report By better defining the rationale behind procurement reform, increasing transparency, and using current mechanisms to expand its partner base, USAID can greatly increase its partnerships with local institutions while also building support for this critical reform within the U.S. development community.

By Casey Dunning | Monday, November 4, 2013