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Withdrawing from the United Nations: A Misguided Assault

article icon Issue Brief Sarah Margon and John Norris outline why we need the United Nations and why efforts to pull back from this institution are a mistake.

By Sarah Margon and John Norris | Monday, May 2, 2011

We Shouldn’t Restrict U.S. Support for United Nations

Restricting U.S. support for the United Nations ultimately has a much higher price tag than it does savings.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Five Myths About Foreign Aid

John Norris debunks myths about foreign aid and examines whether it is beneficial.

By John Norris | Thursday, April 28, 2011

Death by a Thousand (Small) Cuts

The budget deal for the rest of the fiscal year cuts key foreign affairs and assistance funding we need to respond to the changing threats across the globe that require more than military might, says Sarah Margon.

By Sarah Margon | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Y Article

John Norris discusses a Pentagon report that says the United States is fundamentally getting it wrong when it comes to setting its priorities.

By John Norris | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The U.S. Global Development Council

book_alt2 icon Report Noam Unger and John Norris spell out some of the key considerations that should be addressed as the U.S. Global Development Council moves from concept to reality.

By Noam Unger and John Norris | Friday, April 8, 2011

The Tea Party Meets the World

Sarah Margon points out the flaws in the Tea Party's isolationist approach to foreign affairs in this Hill op-ed.

By Sarah Margon | Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Can America Rise to the Occasion in the Middle East?

John Norris explains what our leaders in Washington need to do to help democracy and stability prevail in the Middle East.

By John Norris | Monday, March 28, 2011

Reading the Tea Leaves in Libya

John Norris responds to the recent UN Security Council resolution authorizing use of force in Libya and suggests how the international community should proceed.

By John Norris | Friday, March 18, 2011

Learning from the Post-Soviet Era

There are useful lessons from the fall of the Berlin Wall that apply in the Middle East today, observes John Norris. But they apply more to us than the Middle East.

By John Norris | Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ivory Coast Teeters on the Brink

A political stalemate in the Ivory Coast could quickly turn to civil war, says Sarah Margon. That would be disastrous for the region and bad for the United States.

By Sarah Margon | Friday, March 11, 2011

Rushing Carefully in Libya

John Norris urges the Obama administration to proceed with caution as it’s pressed to intervene in Libya.

By John Norris | Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Libya’s Political Crisis and What the United States Can Do

play_alt icon Video Sarah Margon talks about Libya's political crisis, what the possible outcome could be, and how the United States can help.

By Sarah Margon | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Libya’s Shaky Future

Sarah Margon lays out what the Obama administration needs to do to respond to the evolving crisis in Libya.

By Sarah Margon | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Qaddafi’s Last Stand?

John Norris and Sarah Margon detail steps the United States can take as protests and violence escalate in Libya.

By John Norris and Sarah Margon | Tuesday, February 22, 2011