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Sustainable Security

Sustainable security redefines how we think about national security in today's shifting, globalized world. Instead of focusing solely on traditional threats, we also need to help spur greater prosperity, encourage effective international development, and work to protect innocent civilians. Such an approach is good for us and good for others. In short, sustainable security is thinking long term about America and the world.
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International Justice on Trial? Report
Slobodan Milošević in presidential campaign in Krusevac, Montenegro, December 17, 1992. (Getty/Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho)

International Justice on Trial?

International justice is at a critical crossroads, offering a perfect moment to examine its key accomplishments, shortcomings, and challenges moving forward.

Carolyn Kenney, John Norris

How Climate Change and Water and Food Insecurity Drive Instability Report
A young boy goes home with a bag full of grain he picked from a truck that overturned, in the forest in Machinga, about 200 kilometers northeast of Blantyre, Malawi, May 24, 2016. (AP/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

How Climate Change and Water and Food Insecurity Drive Instability

Climate change poses serious security risks, particularly as it affects water and food security in fragile states, and ignoring these risks will take an increasing toll on human lives and livelihoods, economic prosperity, and peace and security around the world.

Carolyn Kenney

Climate Change, Water Security, and U.S. National Security Report

Climate Change, Water Security, and U.S. National Security

The United States must continue to address the global challenges presented by climate change, such as water scarcity, in order to mitigate and prevent the threats they pose to national and international security.

Carolyn Kenney

A Better Approach to Fragile States Report
A migrant child jumps over a puddle in Sid, Serbia, on January 11, 2016. (AP/Darko Vojinovic)

A Better Approach to Fragile States

CAP argues for a new strategy to shrink the number of fragile states by creating a new mechanism called Inclusion, Growth, and Peace Compacts.

John Norris

A Critical Year for Humanitarianism Report
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses delegates in London during the donor conference, February 2016. (AP/Dan Kitwood)

A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

The international community is making a major push in 2016 to bring reforms to a global humanitarian system stretched close to the breaking point.

John Norris, Carolyn Kenney

Leave No One Behind Report
A young boy flies a kite on a garbage heap in Mumbai, India. (AP/Rafiq Maqbool)

Leave No One Behind

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.

Molly Elgin-Cossart

Fighting Corruption One Goal at a Time 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. (iStock)

Fighting Corruption One Goal at a Time

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.

Molly Elgin-Cossart, Alex Zerden

Fragile Progress Report
A Nepalese girl gets ready for school as she stands on the entrance to her house in Khokana, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, in August 2012. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

Fragile Progress

The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

John Norris, Casey Dunning, Annie Malknecht

Delivering Development After 2015 Report
Large posters of late Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi are displayed on one of the streets in Addis Ababa. (AP/Elias Asmare)

Delivering Development After 2015

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.

Molly Elgin-Cossart

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