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Defense Budget Déjà Vu

The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2016 budget request makes important reforms but ignores fiscal and political realities.

U.S. navy commander

A Perspective from the United States on the Impact of International Strategies in the Gulf Security Apparatus

Rudy deLeon makes remarks at the two-day Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate on regional security in the Gulf, offering his perspectives on the geopolitical questions that are affecting international players from the United States to China, as well as organizations from NATO to the European Union.

orion lift off

Orion’s Launch Heralds America’s Triumphant Return to Human Space Exploration

NASA’s Orion spacecraft test flight has cracked open the door to humanity’s first voyage to another world since the last Moon landing in 1972.

Leaders meet at the G-20 summit

Unraveling the Tangled Webs of Corruption with Action on Anonymous Shell Companies

article icon Issue Brief G-20 action to expose anonymous shell companies advances the global fight against corruption and tax evasion. The United States must now act domestically.


Looking Beyond Election Day, Tunisia’s Transition Remains Fragile

article icon Issue Brief Tunisia’s parliamentary and presidential elections are a milestone, but difficult political, economic, and security decisions lie ahead for the winners.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

article icon Issue Brief As diplomatic efforts to address Iran’s nuclear program reach a key deadline, the United States and its partners should prepare for a range of scenarios that could unfold.

Supporting Continued Reform in Myanmar

article icon Issue Brief President Obama returns to Myanmar two years after his initial visit to address further reforms as the country continues to undergo its democratic transition.

American veteran

Remembering America’s Veterans in 2014

A statistical snapshot of our veterans and the challenges they face.

Roles and Responsibilities Beyond the Asia-Pacific Region

book_alt2 icon Report The United States and China are working together in many regions around the world, but cooperation has not reached the point where either nation is willing to depend on the other when critical interests are at stake.

Hagel and Chang Wanquan

Visions for Asia-Pacific Security Architecture

book_alt2 icon Report The United States and China have many common interests in the Asia-Pacific region. On security issues, however, the two nations sometimes do not see eye to eye. Some of those differences can be resolved with better communication, while others are rooted in truly divergent views and therefore require careful management.

coal plant

Energy and Climate Change

book_alt2 icon Report Energy and climate cooperation has become the new action track of the U.S.-China relationship, but the United States and China still do not consider each other to be true strategic partners in this space. It is time to kick cooperation up a notch and start chipping away at the truly difficult issues.

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