Issue Brief As the Millennium Challenge Corporation approaches its 10-year anniversary, it must explore and implement new aid approaches to stay on the cutting edge of international development best practices. Embracing regional compacts and regional threshold programs would allow the MCC to increase its number of beneficiaries and the sustained impact of its work at little to no additional cost.
Issue Brief During the Kosovo war in 1999, Vladimir Putin, who was the Russian national security advisor at the time, backed a dangerous plan that almost led to NATO exchanging fire with Russian troops. Here’s what Putin learned from the incident, and what the West probably should have.
Issue Brief The international community will play an important but secondary role in Afghanistan’s future as Afghans work to create a more sustainable state through strengthening their political consensus, building their economy, and increasing security.
Report This report provides a snapshot of current trends among Islamists in Egypt, offers an overview of the enduring weaknesses and divisions in the country, and recommends how the United States can address one of the most important strategic priorities in the Middle East.
The United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.
The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.
The United States must throw full support behind EU-mediated peace deal and work to ensure its implementation.
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.
A closer look reveals achievable steps to close the prison in 11 months.
The risks of passing new Iran sanctions far outweigh the benefits.
President Obama should immediately suspend the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.
Russia’s bailout has emboldened Ukraine’s government. But fresh off a wave of mass protests, the opposition may still mount an effective electoral challenge.
The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.
The Obama administration should support bipartisan amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.