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Rethinking the Civilian Surge

book_alt2 icon Report The United States sent thousands of government civilians to Provincial Reconstruction Teams across Afghanistan to bring security, development, and government to the Afghan people. Identifying what worked and what did not is critical to ensuring better outcomes for the next conflict.

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Guantanamo’s Last Year

article icon Issue Brief Despite obstacles, President Obama can close Guantanamo before he leaves office.

Why We Must Protect Central American Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence

play_alt icon Video Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.

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Ensuring Due Process Protections for Central American Refugees

All asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.

Middle East Stability and the International Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on January 20, 2016.

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Executive Power and the Role of Congress in the Paris Climate and Iran Nuclear Agreements

article icon Issue Brief CAP experts explain why the role of Congress differed in these two major international agreements aimed at improving global security.

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The Paris Climate Agreement

article icon Issue Brief On December 12, 2015, nations adopted a historic global agreement to address climate change.

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Re-Educating Turkey

book_alt2 icon Report Following its dominant electoral victory on November 1, the AKP government is likely to continue it efforts to enhance the reach of religious education in Turkey. This process could have a profound long-term impact on Turkish identity and stability.

Coal-fired plant

Beijing’s Energy Revolution Is Finally Gaining Serious Momentum

article icon Issue Brief China’s downshift in coal consumption makes way for cleaner energy sources and substantial emission reductions.

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Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States

book_alt2 icon Report The development of Latinos as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population will change the electoral landscape, but the extent of their impact depends on actions related to immigration and trade across the Americas.

Yemen drought

The Realist Case for Climate Change Cooperation

World leaders should use the Paris climate talks this week to form an alliance against the threat of climate change.

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