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Foreign Policy and Security: Archives

Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel in Puerto Rico

store in Puerto RicoPolicymakers have the tools to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Puerto Rico just needs to be allowed to use them.

by Michael Madowitz | Friday, October 30, 2015

A Progressive Foreign Policy—and a Whole Lot of Work—Pay Off on Iran Nuclear Agreement

salehi and amanoThe Iran nuclear deal was the culmination of months of behind the scenes efforts by progressives, with CAP playing a key role.

by Vikram Singh | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Forging a New Consensus on America’s Future in Space

If the United States takes advantage of the opportunities available today, Mars and the other wonders of the solar system are within the nation’s grasp.

by Peter Juul | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jokowi’s Visit Will Highlight Why Indonesia Is a Natural U.S. Partner

President Jokowi election article icon Issue Brief The Indonesian president’s visit to the United States this month is an opportunity for him to demonstrate that his country is a strong partner for the United States.

by Brian Harding | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Justin Trudeau Explains How Progressive Ideals Help the Middle Class

play_alt icon Video Two years ago, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau joined the Center for American Progress to talk about the challenges facing the middle class and how to ensure opportunity for all.

| Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Why President Obama Should Veto the NDAA

Guantanamo BayThe president should veto the congressional National Defense Authorization Act because it contains several harmful provisions but should insist that Congress retain several beneficial provisions.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, October 16, 2015

Climate-Related Risk Insurance: A New Opportunity for U.S.-China Collaboration

President Obama and President XiThe United States and China can put their shared climate-finance commitments to work by collaborating on climate-related parametric-risk insurance initiatives.

by Pete Ogden, Ben Bovarnick, Yangshengjing (Ub) Qiu | Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Putin Should Not Throw Stones

Putin U.N. addressRussian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comments about the unrest in Ferguson highlight why the United States must work to address its own shortcomings as it promotes democracy abroad.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Assessing American Foreign Policy Toward China

Melanie Hart, Director of China Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

by Melanie Hart | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

U.S.-China Climate Announcements Lay Foundation for Success in Paris

Obama and XiNew U.S.-China climate partnership commitments ease the path to international agreement later this year.

by Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Greg Dotson | Friday, September 25, 2015

Shortchanging National Security

U.S. troops load relief suppliesCurrent congressional appropriations threaten key defense and foreign policy programs to make a political point.

by Katherine Blakeley and Max Andonov | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dealing with a Proactive China

Xi Jinping ObamaChina’s growing assertiveness creates opportunities and challenges for the United States.

by Melanie Hart, Rudy deLeon, Brian Harding | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Investments Along China’s Belt and Road Initiative

cursor icon Interactive China’s Belt and Road initiative is becoming a reality. This interactive provides a comprehensive map of the projects that China is pursuing, their locations, and how much investment they are receiving.

by Ariella Viehe, Aarthi Gunasekaran, Vivian Wang, Stefanie Merchant | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

chinese barges article icon Issue Brief The United States should continue to watch the development of China’s Belt and Road initiative in order to make a nuanced assessment on how China’s role as a global economic leader will affect U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

by Ariella Viehe, Aarthi Gunasekaran, Hanna Downing | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

China’s New International Financing Institutions

new development project article icon Issue Brief With U.S. engagement, new banks such as Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank could spur a race to the top in sustainable development financing.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Melanie Hart | Tuesday, September 22, 2015