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Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

article icon Issue Brief Food security and climate change are already contributing to human suffering and eroding state structures. The United States should incorporate food and climate analysis fully into foreign and security policy to anticipate the next crisis.

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Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

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Global Progress: New Ideas for the Future of the Global Progressive Movement

book_alt2 icon Report A new generation of progressive leadership is emerging in Europe and North America that is rising to the challenge of inclusive prosperity, climate change, and need for institutional reform.

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Are U.S. Drone Strikes Legal?

article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration has promised to release more information about drone strikes. This brief outlines the legal context in which that information should be evaluated.

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Designing Better Accountability Mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

book_alt2 icon Report Identifying lessons from existing global and regional accountability mechanisms is key to designing accountability mechanisms that will effectively deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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The Flow of Foreign Fighters to the Islamic State

book_alt2 icon Report Addressing the problem of IS foreign fighters will require an approach that does not prioritize short-term crisis responses over long-term solutions—the foundation of which begins with placing equal urgency on both the source and the destination.

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Let the Sunshine In

book_alt2 icon Report This report assesses how the Open Government Partnership—an innovative experiment in multilateral cooperation—is faring after four years and offers recommendations going forward.

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Building a New Foundation for Stability in Libya

book_alt2 icon Report Current threats present an opportunity for the United States and its partners to elevate Libya on the overall agenda and develop a more integrated strategy for security, diplomacy, and economic engagement.

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Light Up Taiwan Puts the Spotlight on the Young Generation

article icon Issue Brief As the Taiwan presidential transition begins, President Ma Ying-jeou leaves a legacy for successful cross-Strait relations with China.

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at 2015 ceremony.

The Special U.S.-ASEAN Summit: An Investment in Asia’s Future

The United States and other major powers should work for a united and strong ASEAN rather than using it as a proxy to advance their competing interests.

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A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

article icon Issue Brief The international community is making a major push in 2016 to bring reforms to a global humanitarian system stretched close to the breaking point.

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