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.
Report This report examines the interactions of climate change, environmental degradation, migration, and conflict in this region.
Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman explain why—and how—the United States can afford to cut $500 billion from the defense budget.
Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman discuss the importance of the recent announcement that the Pentagon will allow women to serve in combat.
Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman explain how four politically feasible reforms to the defense budget would save $100 billion over the next decade.
Issue Brief If carried out correctly, a well-managed defense drawdown can return the Pentagon’s budget to more sustainable levels without harming our national security or our economic recovery.
Since announcing that he was a candidate for president, Governor Romney has continually criticized the Obama administration for what he claims are the president’s severe and unnecessary reductions in defense spending. According to Romney, Obama would make massive cuts in defense spending that could decimate the U.S. military by returning the armed forces to their […]
Defense contractors are trying to frighten Americans into believing that Pentagon budget cuts will destroy the economy. Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman say that's bogus.
As former secretary of defense Robert Gates remarked during his last year in office, health-care costs are eating the Pentagon alive. Both military and political leaders in the administration and members of Congress know this. Policy makers also know what must be done to bring these costs under control. But because of misleading arguments put […]