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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

The Flow of Foreign Fighters to the Islamic State

Islamic State militants pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad, northeast Syria. book_alt2 icon Report Addressing the problem of IS foreign fighters will require an approach that does not prioritize short-term crisis responses over long-term solutions—the foundation of which begins with placing equal urgency on both the source and the destination.

by Hardin Lang and Muath Al Wari | Thursday, March 17, 2016

Let the Sunshine In

world flags book_alt2 icon Report This report assesses how the Open Government Partnership—an innovative experiment in multilateral cooperation—is faring after four years and offers recommendations going forward.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart, Trevor Sutton, Kathryn Sachs | Thursday, March 17, 2016

Global Progress: New Ideas for the Future of the Global Progressive Movement

Clinton, Blair, Thorning-Schmidt at Global Progress event book_alt2 icon Report A new generation of progressive leadership is emerging in Europe and North America that is rising to the challenge of inclusive prosperity, climate change, and need for institutional reform.

by Neera Tanden and Matt Browne | Friday, March 11, 2016

Building a New Foundation for Stability in Libya

Rural Libya book_alt2 icon Report Current threats present an opportunity for the United States and its partners to elevate Libya on the overall agenda and develop a more integrated strategy for security, diplomacy, and economic engagement.

by William Danvers | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Light Up Taiwan Puts the Spotlight on the Young Generation

Taiwan Millennials article icon Issue Brief As the Taiwan presidential transition begins, President Ma Ying-jeou leaves a legacy for successful cross-Strait relations with China.

by Rudy deLeon | Friday, February 26, 2016

The Special U.S.-ASEAN Summit: An Investment in Asia’s Future

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at 2015 ceremony.The United States and other major powers should work for a united and strong ASEAN rather than using it as a proxy to advance their competing interests.

by Michael Fuchs | Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

Ban ki-moon article icon Issue Brief The international community is making a major push in 2016 to bring reforms to a global humanitarian system stretched close to the breaking point.

by John Norris and Carolyn Kenney | Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Why We Must Protect Central American Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence

play_alt icon Video Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.

by Tom Jawetz, Philip E. Wolgin, Andrew Satter, Kulsum Ebrahim | Friday, February 5, 2016

Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization

book_alt2 icon Report The current plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal are unsustainable. Prudent cuts can help deterrence and free up scarce funds for more pressing priorities.

by Lawrence J. Korb and Adam Mount | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

President Obama Is Right to Visit Baltimore Mosque

Obama at mosqueAnti-Muslim bigotry runs counter to American values and threatens national security.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The United States and Colombia: From Security Partners to Global Partners in Peace

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Barack Obama article icon Issue Brief Colombia’s journey from near state failure to the brink of historic peace with assistance from the United States opens the way to a stronger U.S.-Colombia partnership.

by Dan Restrepo, Frank O. Mora, Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ensuring Due Process Protections for Central American Refugees

child looks through fenceAll asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.

by Philip E. Wolgin | Monday, February 1, 2016

Guantanamo’s Last Year

Camp X-Ray article icon Issue Brief Despite obstacles, President Obama can close Guantanamo before he leaves office.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Middle East Stability and the International Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on January 20, 2016.

by Brian Katulis | Wednesday, January 20, 2016