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Turkey Should Welcome Kurdish Gains in Northern Syria

Kurdish fightersSyrian Kurdish fighters and their allies have taken a key border town from ISIS but have been met with opposition from the Turkish government. This should change.

by Max Hoffman | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Climate Change, Migration, and the Demand for Greater Resources: Challenges and Responses

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman discuss how climate change will increasingly threaten humanity’s shared interests and collective security across the globe, but particularly in the least developed countries.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Friday, June 19, 2015

Previewing Turkey’s General Election

Turkish flag at Istanbul rally article icon Issue Brief Turkey heads to the polls on June 7 for its closest general election in years, with profound implications for this key U.S. ally.

by Michael Werz, Max Hoffman, Mark Bhaskar | Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Partnership

Gezi Park protesters article icon Issue Brief President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party are jeopardizing Turkey’s relationship with the United States and the West.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 12, 2015

How ISIS Could Soon Control Close to Half of the Syrian Border with Turkey

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman argue that, if the city of Kobani falls, it will be both a human tragedy and a strategic setback.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions

kurdish peshmerga game book_alt2 icon Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hagel's Defense Cuts: A Good Idea

Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley on the defense budget.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, May 1, 2014

A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

Hagel article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Turkey in Turmoil

Ankara article icon Issue Brief The upcoming Turkish elections will shape the future of a key NATO ally.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Defense Budget Proposal Postpones Key Choices

HagelThe Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.

by Lawrence J. Korb, Katherine Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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, Katherine Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Remembering Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri

Rudy deLeon remembers former Rep. Ike Skelton and his contributions to American military policy.

by Rudy deLeon and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mission creep: A short history

President Obama should use congressional approval to target chemical weapons in Syria.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman | Thursday, September 5, 2013

Erdoğan Aims to Distract with His Latest Remarks Against Israel

Prime Minister ErdoğanThe Turkish prime minister’s statement blaming Israel for last month’s military coup in Egypt is simply another attempt to divert attention away from Turkey’s serious issues.

by Max Hoffman, Matthew Duss, and Michael Werz | Friday, August 23, 2013

INFORME: Cambio Climático, Migración y Conflicto en la Amazonía y en los Andes

South AmericaEste informe examina las interacciones entre el cambio climático, la degradación ambiental, la migración, y el conflicto en la Amazonía; las sabanas tropicales del Brasil (el Cerrado) y Bolivia; las tierras altas andinas del Perú y Bolivia, y la llanura costera árida del Perú. Dichas regiones representan las regiones geográfica y climáticamente más grandes del continente que contienen el espectro de tendencias socio-económicas que están transformando a la región, y captan el Nuevo centro continental de economías ilegales, incluyendo el tráfico de cocaína global.

by Max Hoffman and Ana I. Grigera | Thursday, July 11, 2013