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Iran deal negotiators

Ensuring that the Nuclear Agreement Effectively Constrains Iran

article icon Issue Brief Congress should measure the deal against the main alternatives and work with the Obama administration to ensure strong and effective implementation using three steps.

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Turkey Should Welcome Kurdish Gains in Northern Syria

Syrian Kurdish fighters and their allies have taken a key border town from ISIS but have been met with opposition from the Turkish government. This should change.

A 7-year-old immigrant from El Salvador plays outside his apartment building.

Combating Child Smugglers in Central America

The U.S. and Central American governments need to do more to combat the root causes behind child smuggling and violence in the Northern Triangle region.

Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

cursor icon Interactive CAP mapped Chinese direct investment activity across the U.S. energy economy to analyze where these investments are happening and what makes some regions more attractive than others.

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Mapping Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Federal agencies should support U.S. governors, mayors, and private enterprises working to leverage foreign direct investment from China and other nations to build new clean energy projects in the United States.

Nile River

Exploring Avenues for China-U.S. Cooperation on the Middle East

book_alt2 icon Report This September, a major bilateral summit that brings the leaders of both China and the United States together will offer another opening to deepen bilateral ties for the mutual benefit of both countries, as well as the rest of the world.

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New Horizons Leads the Robotic Exploration of Earth’s Celestial Neighbors

This month, NASA’s New Horizons probe will become the first spacecraft to reach Pluto, helping the United States retain its lead in the exploration of our solar system.

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CAP Climate Experts Travel to China

CAP sends a delegation of policy experts to Beijing this week to continue the Center’s work on Chinese energy and environmental policy.

Kerry at Iran nuclear talks

5 Criteria for a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

A deal that meets critical criteria and neutralizes the potential nuclear threat that Iran poses would be a major achievement for U.S. and allied security interests.

A Nepalese girl gets ready for school.

Fragile Progress

book_alt2 icon Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

IEDs in Iraq

An Ounce of Prevention

book_alt2 icon Report To save lives and blunt the impact of the terror tactics used by ISIS and other militant groups, the United States and other countries must cooperate to stem the flow of improvised explosive device, or IED, components and reinforce global partnership.

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