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An Ounce of Prevention Report
An Iraqi soldier carries a beverage bottle used as an IED that was seized by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib suburb in 2010. (AP/Loay Hameed)

An Ounce of Prevention

To save lives and blunt the impact of the terror tactics used by ISIS and other militant groups, the United States and other countries must cooperate to stem the flow of improvised explosive device, or IED, components and reinforce global partnership.

Mary Beth Goodman

It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing Article
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 19, 2015. (AP/Evan Vucci)

It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing

Sen. Mitch McConnell has a simple choice: reform government surveillance or see it expire.

Ken Gude

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

On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq Report

On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq

The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.

Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, Vikram Singh

Jordan in the Eye of the Storm Report

Jordan in the Eye of the Storm

As Jordan wrestles with the effects of the Arab uprisings and the Syrian civil war, the United States should support the country’s political and economic reform.

Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad

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