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Remember Libya? In the News

Remember Libya?

Sarah Margon and Alex Rothman on why the danger of marginalizing Libya.

Sarah Margon, Alex Rothman

How to Stop the Bloodshed in Syria Article
Syrians push a man who allegedly suffered a chemical-weapons attack on a gurney, to show him to the U.N. investigation team in Zamalka, Syria, Wednesday, August 28, 2013. (AP/United media office of Arbeen)

How to Stop the Bloodshed in Syria

America can play a leadership role in protecting civilians and expanding diplomatic options in Syria’s conflict without resorting to direct military intervention, write Sarah Margon and Brian Katulis.

It All Starts with Training Report
Conflict prevention training for our foreign affairs personnel would better serve our foreign affairs agencies, and it would make it so our military personnel are less likely over time to be deployed in direct conflict. That will save both lives and treasure in the long run. (AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)

It All Starts with Training

John Norris, Abigail Long, Sarah Margon, and David Abramowitz explain why the United States should invest more in conflict prevention training.

John Norris, Abigail Long, Sarah Margon

Unintended Roadblocks Report
People walk through the Afghan enclave of Katchi Abadi near Islamabad, Pakistan. One aid group working in the region only accepts small U.S. government grants instead of larger, multiyear ones because doing so means they can avert the need to collect personnel information, which can undermine relationships with local communities. These programs, however, can have less of an impact because they reach less people and run for a shorter time period. (AP/Laura Rauch)

Unintended Roadblocks

Report from Sarah Margon identifies the legislative and policy hurdles that make it difficult for aid groups to do their jobs and how these can be dealt with.

Sarah Margon

Obama Neglects Child Soldiers In the News

Obama Neglects Child Soldiers

Sarah Margon on how the Obama administration could do more to protect child soldiers in troubled nations.

Sarah Margon

The State of Play in Libya Article
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, and her  counterpart United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary William Hague, left,  arrive for a meeting in  Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss plans for a post-Qaddafi Libya on July 15, 2011. Negotiations for a settlement between Moammar Qaddafi and the opposition forces are once again developing. (AP/Burhan Ozbilici)

The State of Play in Libya

Sarah Margon and Jessica Kahlenberg look at the facts on the ground and what the United States should do as the international community meets in Istanbul to discuss a post-Qaddafi Libya.

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