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Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces

female soldier article icon Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.

by Julia Rugg and Donna Barry | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Pivotal Year for Malaysia on the Global Stage

ASEAN article icon Issue Brief As it assumes the chairmanship of ASEAN and takes a two-year nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, Malaysia will be a focus of the United States’ engagement in Asia and have an outsized presence throughout 2015. The United States has much to gain from enhanced ties with Malaysia, but there are limits to the relationship.

by Brian Harding and Trevor Sutton | Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Anchors for U.S.-Egypt Relations

Protest book_alt2 icon Report The United States and Egypt need new anchors of economic and diplomatic cooperation to avoid bilateral drift and to respond to recent regional turbulence.

by Brian Katulis and Mokhtar Awad | Friday, January 23, 2015

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

Strengthening the Military Lending Act to Protect Troops from Predatory Practices

Soldier fills out paperworkExpanding the Military Lending Act would better protect service members from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt and risking their security clearances.

by Joe Valenti and Lawrence J. Korb | Thursday, January 15, 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 and 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

R.I.P. Tomas Young (November 30, 1979 – November 10, 2014)

In 2008, CAP had the privilege and pleasure to work with Tomas Young, an extraordinary Iraq war veteran who eventually became one of the war’s harshest critics and an advocate for peace. Chronicled in the film, “Body of War,” Tomas shared his personal struggles after being shot and paralyzed in Iraq with the world and […]

| Wednesday, November 12, 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