Turkey at the Heart of the Storm
Issue Brief While the European Union grapples with a refugee crisis and the United States leads the charge against the Islamic State, only Turkey is on the front lines of both crises.
Updating U.S.-Saudi Ties to Reflect the New Realities of Today’s Middle East
Report The Obama administration and its successor should seize new possibilities for economic cooperation as it continues to face major challenges on the security, diplomatic, and political reform fronts with Saudi Arabia.
Is Erdoğan Holding Europe Hostage?
Issue Brief Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to use Turkey’s migrant deal with the European Union to achieve his goals in Syria and force Europe to accept his authoritarian streak.
As Arctic Nears Tipping Point, President Obama and Nordic Leaders Must Act
President Obama and the five Nordic leaders should use their May 13 summit to work to cut their nations’ greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard the Arctic, and inspire more ambitious climate change action globally.
A Short-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation
Report In the short term, the United States must protect Central American asylum seekers.
What Is Really Happening to Turkish Media?
Issue Brief Gradually, Turkey’s media landscape is being transformed into varied outlets serving the political goals of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his political movement.
A Kurdish Autumn Becomes Turkey’s Long Winter
Issue Brief Any hope of Turkish democratic renewal, economic growth, or regional influence depends on fashioning a political compromise with the country’s Kurdish minority.
Strengthening the Palestinian Economy to Keep a Two-State Solution Viable
Report The next U.S. administration should focus on an achievable economic agenda to improve conditions for Palestinians and sustain hope for a two-state solution.
Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security
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.
Are U.S. Drone Strikes Legal?
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.
Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation
Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.