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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

Putting Diplomacy First Report
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Tehran, Iran, on July 28, 2019. (Getty/Iranian Presidency/Handout)

Putting Diplomacy First

In order to avoid another costly war in the Middle East, the United States must prioritize diplomacy and a more balanced regional stabilization strategy.

Brian Katulis, Peter Juul

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation Report

The Future of U.S.-Jordanian Counterterrorism Cooperation

As the United States and Jordan enter the next phase of bilateral counterterrorism cooperation, they should work together to continue to strengthen Jordan’s security services.

Hardin Lang, William Wechsler, Alia Awadallah

Losing the War of Ideas Report

Losing the War of Ideas

Battlefield victories will prove short-lived without a more focused strategy to tackle terrorist ideology.

Alia Awadallah, Hardin Lang, Kristy Densmore

Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East Report

Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East

While President Trump has so far largely held off on his most reckless policy ideas, his first 100 days show both surprising continuity and troubling shifts that could undercut U.S. interests.

Daniel Benaim

6 Steps the Trump Administration Should Take in Iraq Report

6 Steps the Trump Administration Should Take in Iraq

The Trump administration should quickly take steps to address the damage of the president’s words and policies in his opening weeks in office, and to lay the foundation for an ongoing, sustainable U.S. and international military and diplomatic commitment to help Iraqis avoid a relapse into sectarian conflict or the resurgence of the Islamic State.

Andrew Kim, Daniel Benaim, Hardin Lang

Toward a More Perfect Union: The Struggle for Security in Libya Report
Smoke rises after an airstrike in Sirte, Libya, on September 28, 2016.

Toward a More Perfect Union: The Struggle for Security in Libya

If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

William Danvers

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