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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

Crisis in Context

migrants book_alt2 icon Report This report explores the numbers behind the global refugee and internally displaced people crisis and offers practical solutions moving forward, from more effective diplomacy to improved plans for refugee resettlement.

by John Norris and Annie Malknecht | Friday, September 18, 2015

Leave No One Behind

boy in Mumbai article icon Issue Brief Leave No One Behind is the headline of the Sustainable Development Goals, but without further definition and a plan to achieve this objective, it will be nothing more than soaring rhetoric.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart | Friday, September 18, 2015

Assessing the Anti-ISIS Campaign After the First Year

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

by Brian Katulis | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran nuclear talks article icon Issue Brief As attention turns to implementing the Iran nuclear agreement, questions remain regarding future inspections, Iran's legacy technical capacity, and what the United States should do to ensure Iran stays off the nuclear path.

by Christine Parthemore | Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fighting Corruption One Goal at a Time

money book_alt2 icon Report The new global development agenda pledges to curb corruption and illicit financial flows. The United States can help make sure this commitment becomes more than just words.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Alex Zerden | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Harry Truman and the Politics of a National Security Strategy

Harry Truman U.N. speech article icon Issue Brief The experiences of the Truman administration—when a president tried to balance policy and politics during a time of great international challenges—can inform today’s foreign policy debate.

by Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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