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Assessing China’s Energy and Climate Goals Report
Aerial photo taken on February 24, 2021, shows a molten-salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province. (Getty/Ma Xiping/Xinhu)

Assessing China’s Energy and Climate Goals

Beijing recently released modest near-term climate targets that will make it more difficult for China to meet its own carbon neutrality goal—and for other nations to meet global climate stabilization goals.

Joanna Lewis, Laura Edwards

5 Priorities for the U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2021 Article
The U.S. and Japanese flags fly on a lamp post in Washington, D.C., the day before the White House hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a visit, April 2015. (Getty/Mandel Ngan/AFP)

5 Priorities for the U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2021

Over the coming year, new administrations in the United States and Japan must strengthen the alliance and reaffirm its value in Asia and beyond in order to tackle significant challenges.

Michael Fuchs, Haneul Lee

Bridging the Divide in the U.S.-South Korea Alliance Report
Visitors holding Korean traditional lanterns look around during a 'moonlight tour' at Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, in Seoul on August 13, 2020. - The annual nighttime special tour to the palace opened on August 13 and will run through September 13. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images)

Bridging the Divide in the U.S.-South Korea Alliance

For the U.S.-South Korea alliance to be most effective, the two countries must strive to understand one another—and progressives must find common ground on key challenges.

Michael Fuchs, Haneul Lee

Interactive: The First 100 Days Interactive
 (Photoillustration: Chester Hawkins)

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

Building a Strong Middle Class Through Career Pathways Programs Report
Vietnamese nursing trainees are received at the Rostock University Medical Center in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rostock, September 2019. (Vietnamese nursing trainees are received at the Rostock University Medical Center in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Rostock, September 2019.)

Building a Strong Middle Class Through Career Pathways Programs

The United States can raise academic outcomes, lower youth unemployment, and strengthen its economy by following the leads of Germany, Singapore, and Switzerland in training their youth for in-demand jobs.

Laura Jimenez

How To Approach the North Korea Problem in 2020 Article
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un meet inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating South and North Korea, on June 30, 2019. (Getty/Dong-A Ilbo)

How To Approach the North Korea Problem in 2020

In 2020, the United States must get creative about jump-starting diplomacy with North Korea while simultaneously repairing U.S. alliances—policies that will strengthen America’s position regardless of what North Korea does.

Michael Fuchs, Haneul Lee

How to Support Democracy and Human Rights in Asia Report
 (A group of Hong Kong protesters wearing hard helmets and gas masks wards off tear gas with umbrellas.)

How to Support Democracy and Human Rights in Asia

As challenges to democracy and human rights in Asia grow, the United States must stick to its principles by acting early and often to stand up for universal values.

Michael Fuchs

How to Create a Durable U.S.-South Korea Alliance Report

How to Create a Durable U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Progressive policymakers in Washington and Seoul need to work together to build a stronger U.S.-South Korea alliance that can advance shared interests, regardless of which political parties are in power.

Michael Fuchs, Abigail Bard

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