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Sustainable Security


Twenty Years of Collapse and Counting

book_alt2 icon Report John Norris and Bronwyn Bruton look at the case of Somalia to explore the high cost crisis response rather than prevention.

The Limits of U.S. Assistance to Pakistan

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

After Turkey’s June Elections

article icon Issue Brief 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.

Afghan Aid Under the Microscope

Spending all the development funds in the world will not substitute for an actual functioning Afghan government, writes John Norris.

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 Time to Stop Death in Uganda Is Now!

The Ugandan Parliament is set to vote this week on an extreme bill that targets gays and lesbians for imprisonment and even death. Bishop Gene Robinson and Andre Banks explain what you can do to help stop it.

Rethinking U.S. Aid to Middle East

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

Five Steps to Make Our Aid More Effective and Save More Than $2 Billion

article icon Issue Brief John Norris and Connie Veillette detail how Congress could save more than $500 million annually by eliminating unnecessary regulations that make it harder to carry out effective development programs abroad.

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.

We Shouldn’t Restrict U.S. Support for United Nations

Restricting U.S. support for the United Nations ultimately has a much higher price tag than it does savings.

Withdrawing from the United Nations: A Misguided Assault

article icon Issue Brief Sarah Margon and John Norris outline why we need the United Nations and why efforts to pull back from this institution are a mistake.

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.

The U.S. Global Development Council

book_alt2 icon Report Noam Unger and John Norris spell out some of the key considerations that should be addressed as the U.S. Global Development Council moves from concept to reality.

Can America Rise to the Occasion in the Middle East?

John Norris explains what our leaders in Washington need to do to help democracy and stability prevail in the Middle East.

Reading the Tea Leaves in Libya

John Norris responds to the recent UN Security Council resolution authorizing use of force in Libya and suggests how the international community should proceed.