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The North American Leaders Summit Should Put Fish on the Menu

helicopter and ship in Pacific OceanIf the leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico work together, they can curtail illegal fishing, reward honest fishermen, and act to save two critically endangered species.

by Shiva Polefka and Avery Siciliano | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Turkey’s Digital Divides

woman takes photo book_alt2 icon Report Turkey’s political and social conditions hinder the internet’s ability to improve economic growth, government efficiency, and democratic participation.

by Max Hoffman | Monday, June 27, 2016

The U.S. Presidential Election: The View from China

People check their smartphone article icon Issue Brief CAP Visiting Scholar Zhang Fan shares insights from her research on how the Chinese audience follows the U.S. presidential election and what they think about it.

by Zhang Fan | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Better Approach to Fragile States

migrant child book_alt2 icon Report CAP argues for a new strategy to shrink the number of fragile states by creating a new mechanism called Inclusion, Growth, and Peace Compacts.

by John Norris | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Proposals for a North American Climate Strategy

North America book_alt2 icon Report The new alignment of the United States, Mexico, and Canada on climate change—and the forthcoming North American Leaders’ Summit—present opportunities for these countries to undertake new, coordinated climate action.

by Gwynne Taraska, Marcela López-Vallejo, Sam Adams, Erin Flanagan, Gustavo Alanís-Ortega, Cathleen Kelly, Andrew Light, Julia Martinez, Joe Thwaites | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Green Finance: The Next Frontier for U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

Solar power farm in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region article icon Issue Brief Both the United States and China need to bolster domestic policy and steer overseas finance in climate-friendly directions.

by Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Kelly Sims Gallagher | Monday, June 13, 2016

Drone Strikes: Key Legal Questions—Part 2

drone in KandaharThe Obama administration has clarified some of its legal views ahead of the impending release of new information on the drone program.

by Kate Martin and Ken Gude | Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Missing Link

ASEAN leaders wave book_alt2 icon Report This report analyzes the state of multilateral security institutions in Asia, U.S. engagement with them, and recommendations for the next U.S. administration to improve these institutions.

by Michael Fuchs and Brian Harding | Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Is Erdoğan Holding Europe Hostage?

Refugee camp Turkey article icon 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.

by Behlül Özkan | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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