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Building Accountability From the Inside Out

CICIG commissioner book_alt2 icon Report An international body based in Guatemala has made major progress against entrenched corruption in the country, achieving what few thought was possible. This report examines the factors behind that success and whether they can be replicated in other places that graft plagues.

by Trevor Sutton | Thursday, May 12, 2016

As Arctic Nears Tipping Point, President Obama and Nordic Leaders Must Act

President Obama and Secretary Kerry at the 2015 GLACIER ConferencePresident 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.

by Cathleen Kelly | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers

Panama CityThe Panama Papers revealed how financial system opacity enables crime, corruption, and terrorism. The United States has an opportunity to lead in the global effort against corruption—after getting its own house in order.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Trevor Sutton | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations

Erdogan and Putin article icon Issue Brief Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet ended an unusual period of Turkish-Russian détente and limited Ankara’s options in Syria.

by Soli Özel | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Medium- and Long-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation

Salvadoran family book_alt2 icon Report Over the medium and long term, the United States and its partners must protect asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle and tackle the root causes of violence and structural poverty.

by Dan Restrepo and Silva Mathema | Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Short-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee Situation

Unaccompanied children board bus. book_alt2 icon Report In the short term, the United States must protect Central American asylum seekers.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Thursday, May 5, 2016

Turkey at the Heart of the Storm

Turkey-EU news conference article icon 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.

by E. Fuat Keyman | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What Is Really Happening to Turkish Media?

Turkish newspapers article icon 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.

by Mustafa Akyol | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Updating U.S.-Saudi Ties to Reflect the New Realities of Today’s Middle East

Saudi youth play soccer. book_alt2 icon 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.

by Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Peter Juul, Mokhtar Awad, John Craig | Monday, April 25, 2016

A Kurdish Autumn Becomes Turkey’s Long Winter

Diyarbakır article icon 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.

by Aslı Aydintaşbaş | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Strengthening the Palestinian Economy to Keep a Two-State Solution Viable

West Bank man carries gas tank book_alt2 icon 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.

by Hardin Lang and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

Wheat field 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.

by Tom Daschle and Michael Werz | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Are U.S. Drone Strikes Legal?

Unmanned drone 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.

by Kate Martin | Friday, April 1, 2016

Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

A village woman carries unmilled rice 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.

by Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Designing Better Accountability Mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Secretariat building 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.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Rahul Chandran | Thursday, March 24, 2016