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What Washington Can Learn From Japan’s Domestic Policy Agenda

Japanese woman auto worker The United States should pay close attention to the Abe government’s approach to stagnant wages and women’s economic inclusion, and its rejection of fatalism.

by Neera Tanden, Glen S. Fukushima, Brian Harding | Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Turkish Model

HW Bush and Ozal article icon Issue Brief The United States has conceived of Turkey as a model country in successive foreign policy constructs, complicating engagement with this problematic ally.

by Dov Friedman | Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Combating Child Smugglers in Central America

A 7-year-old immigrant from El Salvador plays outside his apartment building.The U.S. and Central American governments need to do more to combat the root causes behind child smuggling and violence in the Northern Triangle region.

by Liamarie Quinde | Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

cursor icon Interactive CAP mapped Chinese direct investment activity across the U.S. energy economy to analyze where these investments are happening and what makes some regions more attractive than others.

by Melanie Hart and Angela Luh | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mapping Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

wind turbines book_alt2 icon Report Federal agencies should support U.S. governors, mayors, and private enterprises working to leverage foreign direct investment from China and other nations to build new clean energy projects in the United States.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, July 30, 2015

President Obama’s Africa Record: The Hard Road to a Genuine Partnership

Kenya Obama election celebrationOn the cusp of his trip to Africa, how does President Obama’s record on the continent stand up?

by John Norris | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ensuring that the Nuclear Agreement Effectively Constrains Iran

Iran deal negotiators article icon Issue Brief Congress should measure the deal against the main alternatives and work with the Obama administration to ensure strong and effective implementation using three steps.

by Brian Katulis, Shlomo Brom, Peter Juul, Hardin Lang | Friday, July 17, 2015

Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Actions in the Middle East

U.S. Navy in Gulf article icon Issue Brief After the nuclear deal, the United States needs to work with partners to step up its efforts to counter Iran’s negative behaviors.

by Peter Juul, Brian Katulis, Shlomo Brom | Friday, July 17, 2015

Recalibrating the Anti-ISIS Strategy

ISIS fighters book_alt2 icon Report The U.S.-led coalition needs to better integrate its political and military efforts.

by Hardin Lang, Peter Juul, Mokhtar Awad | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Exploring Avenues for China-U.S. Cooperation on the Middle East

Nile River book_alt2 icon Report This September, a major bilateral summit that brings the leaders of both China and the United States together will offer another opening to deepen bilateral ties for the mutual benefit of both countries, as well as the rest of the world.

by Rudy deLeon and YANG Jiemian | Monday, July 13, 2015

New Horizons Leads the Robotic Exploration of Earth’s Celestial Neighbors

Central Park Apollo moon landingThis month, NASA’s New Horizons probe will become the first spacecraft to reach Pluto, helping the United States retain its lead in the exploration of our solar system.

by Peter Juul | Monday, July 6, 2015

CAP Climate Experts Travel to China

Chinese and American flagsCAP sends a delegation of policy experts to Beijing this week to continue the Center’s work on Chinese energy and environmental policy.

by Melanie Hart | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Turkey Should Welcome Kurdish Gains in Northern Syria

Kurdish fightersSyrian Kurdish fighters and their allies have taken a key border town from ISIS but have been met with opposition from the Turkish government. This should change.

by Max Hoffman | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

5 Criteria for a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Kerry at Iran nuclear talksA deal that meets critical criteria and neutralizes the potential nuclear threat that Iran poses would be a major achievement for U.S. and allied security interests.

by Vikram Singh, Shlomo Brom, Ken Sofer | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fragile Progress

A Nepalese girl gets ready for school. book_alt2 icon Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

by John Norris, Casey Dunning, Annie Malknecht | Monday, June 8, 2015