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A Plan To Reform U.S. Security Assistance Report

A Plan To Reform U.S. Security Assistance

The U.S. security assistance system that provides arms, training, and support to foreign partners is not fit for today’s global challenges; the Biden administration should reform it to ensure it supports overall U.S. goals.

Max Bergmann, Alexandra Schmitt

Turning the Tide on Dirty Money Report
Money rolls are displayed on a white background. (Tarik Kizilkaya)

Turning the Tide on Dirty Money

To promote domestic resilience and curb the malign influence of authoritarian powers, the United States and its democratic partners need to unite against corruption and kleptocracy.

Trevor Sutton, Ben Judah

In Our Hands Report
The national flag of the United States flutters with the flag of the European Union during a meeting between former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, Belgium, February 2017. (Getty/Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency)

In Our Hands

To effectively relaunch and renew the trans-Atlantic bond, both the United States and Europe must make a comprehensive commitment to progressive values.

Vassilis Ntousas, James Lamond

Flashpoints in U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2021 Report
Turkish soldiers patrol the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Tel Abyad, on the border between Syria and Turkey, on October 23, 2019. (Getty/AFP/Bakr Alkasem)

Flashpoints in U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2021

Turkey’s pursuit of strategic autonomy should be met with firm transactionalism by the Biden administration, and while this stance is unlikely to change President Erdoğan’s unilateral approach, it could help preserve certain institutional ties.

Max Hoffman

NATO’s Financing Gap Report

NATO’s Financing Gap

NATO needs to think beyond the 2 percent pledge to close its capabilities gap.

Max Bergmann, Siena Cicarelli

No Time to Celebrate: Progressive Politics in the Pandemic’s Wake Report

No Time to Celebrate: Progressive Politics in the Pandemic’s Wake

While the pandemic has illustrated the need for progressive policies more than ever, significant challenges still confront those who advocate for and hope to implement them.

Matt Browne, Alexandra Schmitt

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

Creating a Democratic Strategic Advantage Initiative Report
Flags line the entrance to the G-7 at the hotel Fairmont in Whistler, British Columbia, on June 1, 2018. (Getty/Delphine Touitou/AFP)

Creating a Democratic Strategic Advantage Initiative

The Biden administration should create a new initiative to make a significant investment in U.S. foreign assistance to support democracies.

Michael Fuchs, Alexandra Schmitt

How To Bring the World’s Democracies Together Report
World leaders pose for a photo at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina during the G-7 summit in Sicily on May 26, 2017. (Getty/AFP/Philippe Wojazer)

How To Bring the World’s Democracies Together

The United States should prioritize a dual-track approach to strengthening coordination among the world’s democratic nations by expanding the G-7 and hosting a global summit of democracies.

Michael Fuchs

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