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What Is Really Happening to Turkish Media?

Turkish newspapers article icon Issue Brief Gradually, Turkey’s media landscape is being transformed into varied outlets serving the political goals of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his political movement.

by Mustafa Akyol | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Updating U.S.-Saudi Ties to Reflect the New Realities of Today’s Middle East

Saudi youth play soccer. book_alt2 icon Report The Obama administration and its successor should seize new possibilities for economic cooperation as it continues to face major challenges on the security, diplomatic, and political reform fronts with Saudi Arabia.

by Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Peter Juul, Mokhtar Awad, John Craig | Monday, April 25, 2016

A Kurdish Autumn Becomes Turkey’s Long Winter

Diyarbakır article icon Issue Brief Any hope of Turkish democratic renewal, economic growth, or regional influence depends on fashioning a political compromise with the country’s Kurdish minority.

by Aslı Aydintaşbaş | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Strengthening the Palestinian Economy to Keep a Two-State Solution Viable

West Bank man carries gas tank book_alt2 icon Report The next U.S. administration should focus on an achievable economic agenda to improve conditions for Palestinians and sustain hope for a two-state solution.

by Hardin Lang and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

Wheat field article icon Issue Brief Food security and climate change are already contributing to human suffering and eroding state structures. The United States should incorporate food and climate analysis fully into foreign and security policy to anticipate the next crisis.

by Tom Daschle and Michael Werz | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Are U.S. Drone Strikes Legal?

Unmanned drone article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration has promised to release more information about drone strikes. This brief outlines the legal context in which that information should be evaluated.

by Kate Martin | Friday, April 1, 2016

Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

A village woman carries unmilled rice article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

by Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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