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National Security: Archives

President Obama and the Republican Congress Are on a Collision Course over Guantanamo

Guantanamo BayThe new Congress is trying to erect more barriers to thwart President Obama’s desire to close Guantanamo before the end of his term.

by Ken Gude | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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

U.S. navy commanderRudy 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.

by Rudy deLeon | Thursday, December 18, 2014

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

orion lift offNASA’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.

by Peter Juul & Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

Leaders meet at the G-20 summit 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.

by Mary Beth Goodman | Friday, December 5, 2014

Looking Beyond Election Day, Tunisia’s Transition Remains Fragile

Tunisia 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.

by Ariella Viehe | Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani 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.

by Shlomo Brom | Monday, November 17, 2014

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.

by Brian Harding, Aarthi Gunasekaran, Charles A. Jordan | Thursday, November 13, 2014

Remembering America’s Veterans in 2014

American veteranA statistical snapshot of our veterans and the challenges they face.

by Katherine Blakeley | Monday, November 10, 2014

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.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Visions for Asia-Pacific Security Architecture

Hagel and Chang Wanquan 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.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Energy and Climate Change

coal plant 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.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Expanding the Frontier of U.S.-China Strategic Cooperation Will Require New Thinking on Both Sides of the Pacific

Obama and Xi Jinping meet article icon Issue Brief The Center for American Progress recently convened a group of rising U.S. and Chinese foreign policy leaders to examine some of the most difficult issues plaguing the world’s most important bilateral relationship. They found that both sides need to better clarify their own intentions and address the other side’s suspicions.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Addressing the Gaps in Syria Policy in the Fight Against ISIS

airstrikes in SyriaU.S. military action in Syria must remain focused on degrading the terrorist threat while pushing for a political transition from the Assad regime.

by Vikram Singh, Hardin Lang, Brian Katulis | Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sisi’s First 100 Days

president sisi article icon Issue Brief Egypt, the region’s largest country, continues to face a long list of challenges on the economic, security, and political fronts.

by Brian Katulis, Mokhtar Awad, and Hardin Lang | Monday, October 20, 2014

The War Chest

A soldier stands guard book_alt2 icon Report As the war in Afghanistan draws down, it’s time to wind down the war chest.

by Katherine Blakeley & Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, October 16, 2014