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Remember Libya? In the News

Remember Libya?

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

The Huffington Post

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.

Sarah Margon, 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, 1 More 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.

The Hill

Sarah Margon

The Limits of U.S. Assistance to Pakistan Report
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP/ Kevin Lamarque)

The Limits of U.S. Assistance to Pakistan

Colin Cookman, Brian Katulis, Sarah Margon, and Caroline Wadhams look at ways to streamline aid to Pakistan while making it more effective.

Colin Cookman, Brian Katulis, Sarah Margon, 1 More Caroline Wadhams

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.

International War Crimes and Justice Interactive

International War Crimes and Justice

A slideshow from John Norris and Sarah Margon shows how many senior war criminals have been held accountable for their actions.

John Norris, Sarah Margon

After Turkey’s June Elections Report

After Turkey’s June Elections

Michael Werz, Caroline Wadhams, Matthew Duss, and Sarah Margon on what Turkey's June elections mean for for U.S. foreign policy in the region.

Michael Werz, Caroline Wadhams, Matthew Duss, 1 More Sarah Margon

U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Arab Spring: Bold, but Not Bold Enough In the News

U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Arab Spring: Bold, but Not Bold Enough

President Obama should acknowledge the limitations of a security-centric approach to the Middle East and endorse a universal vision that is centered on broad and inclusive economic and social development, writes Sarah Margon.

The Huffington Post

Sarah Margon

Rethinking U.S. Aid to Middle East In the News

Rethinking U.S. Aid to Middle East

Sarah Margon examines how the United States should rethink its foreign assistance in the Middle East.

Politico

Sarah Margon

Another Way to Fight Terrorism Article
President Barack Obama speaks about the capture and killing of Osama bin  Laden on May 2, 2011. The Obama administration has an important opportunity to shift its counterterrorism policy toward a comprehensive approach that boldly recalibrates and adapts to a dramatically changed landscape. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Another Way to Fight Terrorism

Bin Laden’s death and the Middle East uprisings present the Obama administration with an opportunity to shift to a more comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that recognizes a changing landscape, writes Sarah Margon.

Sarah Margon

Death by a Thousand (Small) Cuts Article
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has noted that cuts to our civilian agencies, such as the State Department, will have a devastating impact on our national security. Chipping away at foreign affairs and assistance funding cripples our ability to dynamically respond to today’s global challenges. (AP/Susan Walsh)

Death by a Thousand (Small) Cuts

The budget deal for the rest of the fiscal year cuts key foreign affairs and assistance funding we need to respond to the changing threats across the globe that require more than military might, says Sarah Margon.

Sarah Margon

The Tea Party Meets the World In the News

The Tea Party Meets the World

Sarah Margon points out the flaws in the Tea Party's isolationist approach to foreign affairs in this Hill op-ed.

The Hill

Sarah Margon

Ivory Coast Teeters on the Brink Article
A boy gestures in front of a protest fire set by local youth shortly before security forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo opened fire on civilians in the Treichville neighborhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on March 8, 2011. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

Ivory Coast Teeters on the Brink

A political stalemate in the Ivory Coast could quickly turn to civil war, says Sarah Margon. That would be disastrous for the region and bad for the United States.

Sarah Margon

Libya’s Shaky Future Article
New Libyan rebel recruits flash the victory sign and chant slogans as they stand in formation during a training session after signing up with the forces against Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi at a training base in Benghazi, eastern Libya, on March 3, 2011. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Libya’s Shaky Future

Sarah Margon lays out what the Obama administration needs to do to respond to the evolving crisis in Libya.

Sarah Margon

Qaddafi’s Last Stand? Article
Former Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi is seen during the Arab Summit in Damascus, Syria, March 29, 2008. (AP/Hussein Malla)

Qaddafi’s Last Stand?

John Norris and Sarah Margon detail steps the United States can take as protests and violence escalate in Libya.

John Norris, Sarah Margon

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