Michael Werz and Max Hoffman argue that, if the city of Kobani falls, it will be both a human tragedy and a strategic setback.
Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.
Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley on the defense budget.
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.
Issue Brief The upcoming Turkish elections will shape the future of a key NATO ally.
The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.
The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.
Rudy deLeon remembers former Rep. Ike Skelton and his contributions to American military policy.
President Obama should use congressional approval to target chemical weapons in Syria.
The 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.
Issue Brief The United States and the international community must do more to combat the illegal cocaine trade that is destabilizing Guinea-Bissau and the wider region.
Este 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.
Prime Minister Erdoğan should listen as Turks protest his government’s heavy-handed approach, or he will risk losing his political standing.
Issue Brief Press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey have been threatened, but the United States has a vested interest in ensuring that Turkey protects its vibrant political discourse.
In its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.