Issue Brief The conversation on the post-2015 development agenda is shifting from defining goals to financing and implementation, providing both opportunities and challenges as financing negotiations culminate in July 2015.
With just 500 days left before the Millennium Development Goals expire, it is important to acknowledge all that they have spurred the world to achieve.
Issue Brief The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing. This candidness should serve as a template for future regional security conversations.
The Middle Eastern countries currently sheltering Syrian refugees need international support to make it through the crisis.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, focused on investment in the next generation, sets the stage for sustained partnership, and a commitment to regularizing the U.S.-Africa dialogue can help ensure its success.
Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.
Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.
Report Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.
The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
Issue Brief Chinese leaders are unleashing a wave of new policies that fast track energy and emission reforms in select urban areas while laying the foundation for a more gradual shift nationwide.
The tinderbox of circumstances and realities that required only the tiniest of sparks to plunge the world into thirty years of global chaos a century ago are in many ways still with us today. The first Great War destroyed monarchies, redrew a continent, and reminded the world of the destruction mankind is capable of.
Before embarking on a new $5 billion fund to support foreign counterterrorism efforts, the United States should closely examine its record in helping to build security-force capacity in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Issue Brief The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.
Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.