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The Panama Papers revealed how financial system opacity enables crime, corruption, and terrorism. The United States has an opportunity to lead in the global effort against corruption—after getting its own house in order.
Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet ended an unusual period of Turkish-Russian détente and limited Ankara’s options in Syria.
Over the medium and long term, the United States and its partners must protect asylum seekers from the Northern Triangle and tackle the root causes of violence and structural poverty.
In the short term, the United States must protect Central American asylum seekers.
While the European Union grapples with a refugee crisis and the United States leads the charge against the Islamic State, only Turkey is on the front lines of both crises.
Gradually, Turkey’s media landscape is being transformed into varied outlets serving the political goals of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his political movement.
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.
Any hope of Turkish democratic renewal, economic growth, or regional influence depends on fashioning a political compromise with the country’s Kurdish minority.
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.
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.
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.
The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.
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.
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.