Five Steps to Make Our Aid More Effective and Save More Than $2 Billion
Issue Brief John Norris and Connie Veillette detail how Congress could save more than $500 million annually by eliminating unnecessary regulations that make it harder to carry out effective development programs abroad.
Another Way to Fight Terrorism
Bin Laden’s death and the Middle East uprisings present the Obama administration with an opportunity to shift to a more comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that recognizes a changing landscape, writes Sarah Margon.
Withdrawing from the United Nations: A Misguided Assault
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.
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.
Five Myths About Foreign Aid
John Norris debunks myths about foreign aid and examines whether it is beneficial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rushing Carefully in Libya
John Norris urges the Obama administration to proceed with caution as it’s pressed to intervene in Libya.
Libya’s Political Crisis and What the United States Can Do
Video Sarah Margon talks about Libya's political crisis, what the possible outcome could be, and how the United States can help.