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Interactive: The First 100 Days Interactive
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Interactive: The First 100 Days

This interactive database features nearly 250 recommendations that the next administration can advance, adopt, and implement within the first 100 days to set the country on a path toward a more progressive national security approach.

the CAP National Security and International Policy Team

The Case for a New U.S. Relationship with Afghanistan Report

The Case for a New U.S. Relationship with Afghanistan

It is time to end the war in Afghanistan responsibly and make a strategic transition to more pressing U.S. national security challenges.

Kelly Magsamen, Michael Fuchs

Rethinking the Civilian Surge Report
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Robert Neumann, center, Nuristan Gov. Tamim Nuristani, left, and NATO Commander in Afghanistan British Gen. David Richards cut a ribbon opening a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Nuristan, Afghanistan, in 2006. (AP)

Rethinking the Civilian Surge

The United States sent thousands of government civilians to Provincial Reconstruction Teams across Afghanistan to bring security, development, and government to the Afghan people. Identifying what worked and what did not is critical to ensuring better outcomes for the next conflict.

Ariella Viehe, Jasmine Afshar, Tamana Heela

International Commitments to Afghanistan Interactive

International Commitments to Afghanistan

This interactive outlines key international commitments to Afghanistan through pivotal years of transition.

Katherine Blakeley, Aarthi Gunasekaran

Security in Afghanistan: 5 Key Areas for U.S. Action Report
Afghan security officers listen to a speech by President Ashraf Ghani. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

Security in Afghanistan: 5 Key Areas for U.S. Action

Any adjustment to the withdrawal timeline of U.S. troops from Afghanistan must consider the critical needs of the Afghan National Security Forces.

Ariella Viehe, Katherine Blakeley, Aarthi Gunasekaran

Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan: It’s Now or Never Report
Civil-society activists in Kabul, Afghanistan, chant slogans during a September 2014 rally. (AP/Massoud Hossaini)

Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan: It’s Now or Never

Afghanistan has become one of the most corrupt countries on earth, but the election of a new government offers a critical opportunity for reform that neither Kabul nor Washington can afford to waste.

Mary Beth Goodman, Trevor Sutton

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