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Foreign Policy and Security: Archives

Executive Power and the Role of Congress in the Paris Climate and Iran Nuclear Agreements

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief CAP experts explain why the role of Congress differed in these two major international agreements aimed at improving global security.

by Gwynne Taraska and Hardin Lang | Monday, January 11, 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change slogan on Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief On December 12, 2015, nations adopted a historic global agreement to address climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rethinking the Civilian Surge

PRT opening in Afghanistan book_alt2 icon Report The United States sent thousands of government civilians to Provincial Reconstruction Teams across Afghanistan to bring security, development, and government to the Afghan people. Identifying what worked and what did not is critical to ensuring better outcomes for the next conflict.

by Ariella Viehe, Jasmine Afshar, Tamana Heela | Monday, December 14, 2015

Re-Educating Turkey

Istanbul Student book_alt2 icon Report Following its dominant electoral victory on November 1, the AKP government is likely to continue it efforts to enhance the reach of religious education in Turkey. This process could have a profound long-term impact on Turkish identity and stability.

by Alan Makovsky | Monday, December 14, 2015

Beijing’s Energy Revolution Is Finally Gaining Serious Momentum

Coal-fired plant article icon Issue Brief China’s downshift in coal consumption makes way for cleaner energy sources and substantial emission reductions.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Latinos Are Shaping the Future of the United States

Latino family book_alt2 icon Report The development of Latinos as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population will change the electoral landscape, but the extent of their impact depends on actions related to immigration and trade across the Americas.

by the Center for American Progress and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas | Monday, November 30, 2015

The Realist Case for Climate Change Cooperation

Yemen droughtWorld leaders should use the Paris climate talks this week to form an alliance against the threat of climate change.

by Ken Sofer | Monday, November 30, 2015

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is a Serious Threat to American Security

Muslim woman peace flag book_alt2 icon Report ISIS is following a clear and determined strategy to provoke an anti-Muslim backlash and ignite a clash of civilizations.

by Ken Gude | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

After the Paris Attacks

Kurdish peshmerga in Kobani article icon Issue Brief To turn the tide against ISIS, America needs to step up its military and diplomatic campaign and reject voices calling for the country to turn against refugees and Muslims.

by Vikram Singh, Ken Gude, Peter Juul, William F. Wechsler, Hardin Lang, Brian Katulis | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Muslim volunteers at soup kitchenIslamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

by Sally Steenland and Ken Gude | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Infographic: The Screening Process for Entry to the United States for Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees face a long security screening process before being admitted for entry to the United States that is specially designed to mitigate any threats and helps ensure Americans are not placed in harm’s way.

| Wednesday, November 18, 2015

America at Its Best

Syrian refugee mother and childWelcoming Syrian refugees is a moral and security imperative that can be accomplished safely.

by Tom Jawetz and Ken Gude | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Remembering America’s Veterans in 2015

Arlington cemetery burialOn Veterans Day, the Center for American Progress offers a statistical snapshot of our veterans and the challenges they face.

by Maryia Statkevich and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Congress Must Adopt Changes to the Guantanamo Provisions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act

The sun rises above Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay Naval BaseResolution of budget issues are not enough to ensure passage of the 2016 NDAA after President Obama’s veto.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Turkey’s Right Rises Again

Turkey election celebrationPresident Erdoğan has won a major electoral victory. Now, he must decide whether to continue his strategy of confrontation or move to ease tensions in a polarized country.

by Max Hoffman and Michael Werz | Tuesday, November 3, 2015